Saturday, March 01, 2008
Hitting the Jackpot
My idea of a successful Saturday morning spent at yard-sales can be summed up in one word: Fabric. Namely, seven yards of bordered eyelet fabric, two yards of polished cotton, and four yards of a Ralph Lauren floral print. Total cost: $5.
The first find of the day was the Ralph Lauren print: four yards of 60" brushed cotton, so soft that it feels like suede. I love the roses and the rich colors -- I may not have a project chosen for this yet, but at $2 I had to have it for my stash!
In the same bin I found a piece of eyelet, which proved (once I measured it at home) to be seven yards long. One edge is embroidered with scallops and designs. At $3, this was a steal.
The last find of the day was a piece of 60" wide polished cotton. It was marked $1, but our offer of $5 for all three pieces was accepted. I can't wait to find a reason to use this.
Visiting yard sales with my mother was a good "bonding" experience -- not to mention a productive one! And 40 cents per yard for fabric isn't too bad.