And then there are days like today.
This estate sale was made for me. When my husband and I walked into the sewing room, he looked at me, laughed and told me he'd see me later. He's a smart man. Because I spent the better part of an hour looking at everything, chatting with the estate sale ladies, and gathering sewing booty.
Here's what I ended up taking home.
A new steam iron, tailor's ham, and sleeve roll.
Zippers, 2 rolls of zipper tape and snaps.
Various interfacing, stitch witch, velcro, bias tape, and hem tape.
Lace trims, cording, and tulle.
2 full containers of thread, a tin of buttons, a pair of applique scissors, an extra pair of scissors.
Cotton cording for making piping.
3 different length rulers, a french curve and a bendable ruler.
And the mother lode of white elastic.
I'm not exaggerating about the elastic! Look at all of it!
Now, how much did I spend on all of that? $38. Yep, you read that right, everything pictured for under $40.
The iron alone costs that much brand new. To call this a successful haul would be something of an understatement.
I suppose I don't need to mention how happy I am right now, do I?