This is the town of North Wilkesboro, NC.
It’s about a 30 minute drive from the cabin to downtown North Wilkesboro, and since I had Mona as my co-pilot, I took to her navigating and I saw some things in the area that I did not even KNOW where here before.
Including a great thrift shop that benefits the Children’s Home, and the prices were AWESOME.
No, I didn’t buy any shirts, but if I were still in the collecting, this would be a great place.
I think shirts were $3.00, and they also have sales.
But what’s better is that 100% off the proceeds go to support the Children’s Home, so I know where I will be donating when it is time to unload my closet. Goodwill is a corporation. They have their good points, including providing employment and training, but their prices have gone outrageous lately. I’d much rather donate to a place where the proceeds stay right here within the community, helping fund the Children’s Home.
Mona and I had a great lunch out ---and then headed to get our toes done, because that is just what we both needed!
Hot Pink for me!
Purple for Mona!
Are we stylin’ or what!?
It wa a simple afternoon out with a friend, and little did I realize just how much I needed an afternoon AWAY from the sewing machine!
THIS is the only fabric fondling that has happened today!
See that pile of neutrals? It’s what we gleaned from the bag of scraps that Lisa brought over, and what was found in the boxes of scraps I showed last week HERE.
I still need 28 Carolina Chain Blocks that are light outside/dark inside, and 28 that are dark outside/light inside to give me the 14 blocks I need for the size I’m shooting for.
Yes, I am switching gears back. I’m going to finish those Carolina Chain blocks BEFORE this weekend is over, or at least try using the fabric that is on hand.
After cutting! Hello, beautiful 2” strips!
It feels a lot like living during the depression era in the 1930s for instance ---when all you had to work with was a meager scrap bag, and if you ran out of something, you made it work with something else.
Sometimes the best quilts come to be that way ---my own scraps, combined with some gifted scraps from friends, make this in reality a community quilt!
I’ll spend this evening cutting block parts out, but it’s still a NO SEW DAY ---
That can wait for tomorrow!
Have a great evening, Everyone!