Saturday, April 26, 2014

It wasn't meant to be

I had gotten an email from Savers that on Wednesday there were having a sale for club card members. 25% off $25 or more and 40% off $40 or more.  I really didn't need anything and really shouldn't be spending any money.  I picked up a few skirts and some pants and hit the dresses. I found one that I fell for. I mean hard.  It was a green nubbly material and from the 60's.  It still had a tag on it regarding the material. It was my size. I had my doubts.  I always thought that the sizes from that era were sized on a larger scale. My Mom said she wore a size 8 back then but it was actually a 12 in today's sizes. I couldn't even zip the darn thing.

It had beautiful beading around the neck and sleeves. It came about an inch above my knees. The bottom picture is pretty close to the actual color. It is hard to get a good photo in a teeny tiny dressing room. I didn't use a flash because I didn't want to be that crazy lady in the dressing room!

I was so heartbroken, I just left the store.

Some day I will find a real vintage dress I can buy. Until then-I hope you find a good home, pretty green dress.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Is it time for a reality escape?

It has been busy around here. Our eldest daughter moved home this weekend. We have a wedding this weekend. Then we have our youngest daughter's baby shower.

Sewing, baking, cooking-everything has been on hold. Trying to fit 4 adults and a soon to be born baby (and a dog) into the house has been challenging.

I have started making the bumper pads for the crib. She is decorating in elephants.

After discovering that I was short about 1/3 of a yard, I needed an alternative plan.  I had some yellow blizzard fleece so for the two end bumpers we will have 2 tone bumpers.

Still trying to wrap my head around the fact that we will be grandparents in less than 2 months. There are so many unanswered questions and problems. The only thing we are focusing on now is that there will be a sweet little baby here soon.  The rest will just have to work itself out.

We did find another Goodwill that is close to our house and is very clean and well laid out. It even has a designated section for Women's sizes.  Found some great deals, like this:

On top of this, it was 50% off. It fits great, it is light weight and really well made.  It was my best find yet!