...and Happy New Year to you! I hope you had a safe evening spent the way you wanted. DSO made a prime rib, we watched "Holiday Inn" (really kind of corny but wonderful singing and dancing) and I even did some hooking.
So many people in blogland are talking about simplifying their lives and purging possessions. I decided to ponder the idea while I was at the antique mall about 45 minutes from home.
Most of the dealers had a percentage off all their merchandise, so how could I resist saving between 10 and 25%?
This little 4" Santa is my favorite purchase of the day. That's the Merry Christmas to me part. He's a cotton batting Santa from the 1930's and just too sweet!
I bought another little cubby, though I still haven't hung the other one I bought back in the fall. It's made from a small old crate. It says "2 dozen 10 cent twists" on the side.
These plastic Santas from my youth (a long time ago) were just too good a bargain to pass up :)
I've seen a number of cross stitch or punch needle items that have been mounted on top of old oil cans, so just in case I want to do that, I will have the oil cans!
Just down the street from the antique mall was a "Quilt and Embroidery" shop. Since I'm not a quilter, I would not normally stop in, but I thought maybe there were some cross stitch goodies to peruse. No, just quilt stuff but almost everything in the store (and it was BIG!) was 50% off. Now I've always heard of toothbrush rugs, but never actually seen one. The owner had one for demonstration, and it is so easy, I just had to buy the little tool and a couple of patterns ~ I mean they were 50% off! (I probably should just have gone online for instruction, but hindsight is 20-20). Of course then since the fabric was on sale, I thought I'd better buy some just in case I get the urge to try it. It does take a lot of fabric to make a rug, so I have enough fabric to make something small.
I am thinking about making a sewing roll (I think that is what it is called) and you need a small piece of quilt batting. So I bought a yard of it and it is 90" wide. Why you ask? Because it was 50% off...lol!
Last night, had I not been a few worms short, I would have had a 2010 finish. Instead, I already have a 2011 finish. I didn't realize how skinny the cat looks until I took the picture. WOO HOO!!! Maybe I am on a roll and am getting my hooking mojo back. Then again, maybe not, but it did feel good to actually hook something. I guess I just need to set the horse rug aside for a while even though I am so close!
As always, I just want to thank everyone for stopping by. I am so blessed to have made so many new friends since I started blogging.
I hope your new year is off to a good start and it only gets better.
Pug hugs :)