I found some fabric.
2 1/2 yds. brown/blue floral ($.49)
4 yds. solid green ($.69)
4 yds. green multi ($.69)
1/2 yd. red floral ($.49)
1 1/4 yds. bleached muslin ($.49)
3/4 yd. gold bees ($.49)
1 1/2 yds. red/green plaid ($.49)
Close-up of bee print.
I also found 5 patterns for $.19 each,
seam binding and bias tape for $.10 each,
a Tupperware funnel for $.20,
and this cool cross-stitch kit for $1.99.
It's going to be a bit like cheating because the design is pre stamped and you just embellish it with the cross-stitch. But it's a Singer treadle sewing machine! Besides, I'm not feeling up to doing a whole cross-stitch picture. I did enough of those back in the 80's. I almost didn't get the later as someone had torn open the package and removed the floss. But I was able to locate it on the shelf and rejoin it with the kit. Total spent at SVDP? Less than $10.
On to my second stop. I don't even know the name of this store. I just refer to it as the Hispanic thrift store. It's a bit of a chaotic mess but there are bargains to be had if you don't mind digging around. Here are my finds.
Some more fabric:
3 yds. blue calico ($2.50)
2 yds. penguins ($1.25)
2 yds. Indian print ($3)
4 more patterns ($.39 each)
A jar for Reggie's cookies. ($2)
A cotton blouse for me. ($3.50)
And a smock apron to wear when I am sanitizing beer
bottles so I don't splash bleach on my good clothes. ($1.25)
I think I spent about $16 at this second store. Not a bad haul for $26.