36OldsGal

Fabricholic Thrift Store Junkie Crafter of Sorts

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It was a dark and dreary Wednesday....

But I knew that there was some sunshine of a kind that would fill my day with happiness. My DH and I were headed 1 1/2 hours north to the adorable quaint little town of Dahlonega to have lunch with two dear friends. We agreed to meet at the Smith House for wonderful southern food and it certainly did not dissapoint. Fried chicken, a ton of vegatables, corn bread, and great company. Life is good!



Talk about two classy sassy southern belles, (pun intended) they are very special to me and I feel so fortunate to have these smart, gracious women in my life. Email is just not the same as a face to face talk and great hugs too. I always learn from these wonderful gals and this was no exception. We talked, laughed and caught up with our lives until the restaurant started dimming the lights and locking the doors, closing up for the afternoon.

After spending time with them I was feeling renewed and now have new goals and insights. They just do that for me. I'm so lucky to have these friends!!



Here's hoping we get together again soon and not wait so long between visits!

Three of my all time favorite people, Glenda, DH and Elaine!















Thanks for listening, Leslie J

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Love Vintage Fabric

A few years ago, while searching through a church thrift sale, I met a wonderful old woman that was there selling with her daughter. It was apparent that she was selling her things to thin out and either move in with her daughter or to an assisted living facility. In a plastic bag, she had some old quilt strips that I just fell in love with and had to have. I assured her and promised her that they were going to a good home, and I believe that made her quite happy. She smiled and told me she was looking for just the right person who would appreciate these. I have lived up to that promise. Every time I'm in my sewing room, and come across this package, I must bring it out and feel, touch, caress, and just plain adore this lovely woman's scrappy quilt handiwork. And I always think of her knowing smile and her lovely face and white hair. Here are some pictures of that wonderful old fabric remnants. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do every time I see them. It's always a feast for the eyes.
























Thanks for listening, Leslie J

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Buttons, Buttons, Everywhere - What's a girl to do??

My button collection and been strewn all over my sewing room in various containers. Some are stored in an old vintage glass holder with jelly jars holding them in some semblance of color coordination. Some have been stored in a huge Campball Soup Cracker jar. Some have been stored in a square stout vase, and another pile in a plastic food storage container. All over the place, moved about everytime I wanted to find something in this organized mess of a room.









Today while visiting Hobby Lobby, I chanced upon a blue plastic box with 16 drawers and a light bulb went off in my head. Ok, ok, a very dim spark went off and there really wasn't much light. Anyhoo, I brought it home to house all the buttons and be my new button box.






This was a task that I was looking forward to, however, after two hours of sorting there's only one empty drawer and a whole pile of left over buttons. It looks like I may need another one of these wonderful set of drawers. Hopefully I can get better at taking photos too!!


Thanks for listening, Leslie