Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Fabric Giveaway Winner in the Dog Days of Summer

Everyone I talk to is sweltering in this heat right now. I don't know about you, but I'm not moving around more than I have to because the more I move, the hotter I get. The AC is running and so are the fans.

This past weekend my dd and I went to the beach for a few days with my best friend and her dd. We had the best time! Saturday we stayed in the hotel pools and lazy rivers, had a good dinner and strolled through the mega shops at Broadway at the Beach. Sunday we were at a waterpark all day where my best friend and I pretended we were 20 years old again and had a blast riding down the slides and corkscrews laughing and screaming our heads off! Our daughters said they always knew where we were in the park due to our screaming! Bovine's at Murrell's Inlet was dinner (incredible and affordable meal!) and a putt putt course that night. After checking out of the hotel Monday we visited several consignment shops where I lucked up on a couple of vintage sheets, some fabric for nearly nothing. cute cute shoes and a purse for dd, and a couple of vintage linens and handkerchiefs. I think it's great what thrifting does to my shopping mind because nothing at the specialty shops Saturday interested me at all, yet thrift and consignment shops are magnets for me. I'm hoping its rubbing off on dd too.

I appreciate all of you visiting and commenting and in return I will continue to give away fabric.

Several commented at how lucky we are in this area to have Mary Jo's Cloth Shop and I know I am. I've been told that Mary Jo (who IS a real person by the way) is in her mid 70's now and still works 6 days a week at her shop. She's always looking for new fabrics and for what her customers want. I'm going back next Friday or Saturday and I've been making a list of everything I'll be looking for, hoping I can stick to that list. (fat chance)

Dana commented about the Bathing Beauties fabric by Loralie Designs that I bought at Mary Jo's and wanted to know what I'm going to make with it. My main project with it is for (15) postcards I'm trying to finish up. I'm "fussy cutting" those lovely ladies from the fabric and appliqueing them to another fabric and making postcards. I've been in a postcard exchange that began in the spring and ends this month. I think that I'll use some to make a tote bag for the beach for next year, or maybe line a summer purse with it.

Now for the winner of the fabric. This time I put the numbers 1 through 9 in a jar to draw from. (There were 4 comments not in the drawing.) I drew a paper and it was #3 - Katherine. So if you will get your address to me at I will get your fabric in the mail to you.
Check back next week ya'll. There's lots more fabric to shed!


Mrs.Kwitty said...

Had to laugh with you Dinah--cuz I can totally relate to the thrift shopping thing!! Magnets is right! lol Your time at the beach sounds wonderful, and I hope you get a little break in the weather soon.
Smiles, Karen

Christy said...

Sounds like you girls had a great time!

I can't stand to pay full retail price for anything anymore. All the Goodwills around us raised their prices a few months ago and I'm even having a hard time with those prices!:)

Lucy said...

I've been to Broadway at the Beach several times and I agree with you, just a tourist trap--but they do have some good restaurants there and if you go ago, the club Crocodile Rocks is fun with the Dueling pianos :)

You'll have to let me know where abouts the thrift stores that you visited were...I'm going down next week for a quick trip.

Congrats Katherine on your win!!

Stay cool!!


Katherine said...

Oh Happy Day! What could be better than winning some fabric???

Thanks so much Dinah!

Jenn Maruska said...

Congrats to Katherine! : )