Apparently, I am having some issues with finding my blogging groove lately. I'm not really sure what it is...a combination of the shop being pretty busy, the schedule being a little more hectic with both of the boys in school, some lighting issues in our house that are making it harder to get consistently good photos, and this issue of "going to town." If I have to "go to town," it seems to take up the entire day and when I get home I am so tired from trying to hit 4 or 5 places in a row (with boys in tow), that I usually don't get anything else done that day. And I usually end up going to town about twice a week - once for our therapy day and then there is inevitably some other random event or appointment. Is this just part of small town life?
So here's what I've been up to lately, all in one post....
I had so much fun with these the Christmas Block Swap. I really need to figure out how to fit more quilts into my sewing schedule. I haven't taken a pic of the ones that I got back yet, but there were some great ones. Thanks again to Beth for organizing this great swap!
A huge cold front is forecasted to come in tonight, so I'm afraid my favorite summer lunch might be coming to an end. I just slice some zucchini, saute it in a bit of olive oil with some onions, and then add tomatoes when the onions and zucchini have softened and cook a bit more. You can season it with just salt and pepper, or add some garlic, or basil - whatever you like. And after the tomatoes have stewed for a bit, pull it off of the burner and add some fresh mini mozzarella balls. I got mine at Costco for a great price. Mmmmm.....I think I know what I'll be having for lunch today!
And thrift shopping - I have been doing lots and lots of thrift shopping lately. I've been really trying to be open to finding more of my clothing at the thrift store. It's so much better for my wallet and the environment. I have normally avoided finding clothes for myself at the thrift store, as I usually have a hard enough time finding clothes I like and that fit at a normal store. I cut two pairs of my pants into shorts at the beginning of the summer and got rid of several things that were worn out or just didn't fit right and I knew my fall wardrobe was going to need a real boost this year and that the budget for that wardrobe would be fairly small. I haven't had much luck finding pants at the thrift (but I have found several on the clearance rack - a total of 5 for about $50), but the shirts and sweaters and even a skirt or two have been rolling in - usually for $5 a piece or less! Hooray for that! Here is one of my favorites - a vintage red gingham shirt. I think I got this one for $2 and the shoes you can see were totally new for $3.50.