Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The baby quilt and burp cloths went in the mail yesterday! One thing crossed off my to-do list.

I spent the past few days getting our tax stuff together for the accountant. Have I ever mentioned how much I dread this time of year??? If not.....then let me tell you I do! I don't know why because I actually use to work for a tax accountant, but that was BC....before children! I know how to keep myself organized and what the accountant will need. It's just so much time taken away from what I enjoy doing....stitching! After I finished at the post office, I stopped by the accountant and dropped things off. Item number 2 off the to-do list!

Since I had spent so much time on what I don't like doing.....I decided to take myself some place to simply touch fabric. My will power was kind of low, so I did buy some flannel.

I saw this cute cupcake print flannel and just couldn't leave it for someone else to have to buy. I have more burp pads to make, and I know one of the babies is a girl, so this print is perfect.

Last week I also stopped at my local thrift store. Many times my trip there is a look and leave stop, but this time I found several things. I have looked many times at some pretty china mugs at one of the local retail stores. The price they ask is $4.99 to $7.99 per mug. I found 4 of the exact ones I've looked at, and they were $0.99 each. I bought the 4 they had.
All 4 were in perfect condition! I also found some little ceramic plaques. These were $1.99. Apparently these were postage stamps back in the day when stamps were 29 cents.

I loved both of those books when I was a kid. I still have a copy of Little Women and I have it on DVD.

I also found a wool jacket that I am going to alter for DD. When she was in law school, we had to buy her a blazer and skirt that was suitable to wear in a courtroom. They were told to buy classic cut...no stylish detailing...and in navy, black or gray. When we finally found something fitting that criteria, the blazer alone cost $250. I've never spent that much for a clothing item. So, imagine my surprise when I found a gray wool blazer! It looks as if it has never been worn, it is from the same company as the one we bought....and I got this one for $5.99!!

I feel comfortable enough with my sewing skills that I can alter this to fit. Wish me luck! If I'm successful, imagine how much money I saved. I might just have to make a trip to LQS and spend some of the savings.


Kristie said...

You had a great thrifty day!! Don't you just love when you get good deals, just makes the whole day go better! :)

Norma said...

I agree with Kristie, just makes for a good day when you find a bargain, or some fabric that says, "take me home with you."

I am amazed that you could take that blazer and alter it to fit your DD. She is a lucky lady to have some who who can do that for her. Be sure and show pics when you are done.

Teresa said...

I hate doing the taxes too, and we really have a simple return to do. I worked for IRS for 9 years auditing tax returns, so you would think this would be a snap for me - but what a chore.