Sunday, November 25, 2018

Slow Sunday Stitching at the Bowling Alley

Slow stitching at the bowling alley on Saturday morning this week...  Owen's up in the lane in front of my hoop.  Perfect way to watch him bowl!  It was a nice, low drama, day.

 
The A isn't as wide as it should be.  I haven't done this kind of hand work for about 35 years or so (when I was in my teens).  I'm making something fun for my sister-in-law for Christmas.  Stay tuned to see what it says...


Below is my new sew-to-go box.  It fits nicely in the back seat of my truck.  I'm starting to love hand stitching enough to expand on my fun stuff.  When people at places that know I sew regularly see me carry it in to the bowling alley or speech, they should know what to expect.  It has a cute little picnic-basket handle that is down in the back.  I need to put a fastener (or Velcro) under the little tab in the front so that it doesn't come open all time in the truck (by accident).  I'll think of something that doesn't take away from the cuteness of it.

I bought it at our local Goodwill Outlet.  Do you have one in your area?  Our Goodwill Outlet is a place where Goodwill items go for their "last chance".  Most things (such as this sewing box) are sewn at $1.19 per POUND!  Yes, clothes and things by the pound!  Items larger than 15 pounds have a different price.  Bags (purses) and books are 50 cents each.  It's a fun place to "root" for things in big bins...not on hangers... not on shelves... just good old roll-out bins.


Oh, and the little DQ gift card?  Owen won the mini bowling tournament last week. :)

I'm linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
 
Slow Sunday Stitching

9 comments:

  1. I have an idea what your stitchery might say... is it for the bathroom? lol

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  2. I like to sew in public too...it often starts some interesting conversations. Cute basket!

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  3. That basket will make on-the-go stitching even more special! Good find!

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  4. Great little basket to carry your hand work in! Cute stitchers and woo hoo on the DQ gift card.

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  5. I love how you always show us where you've been stitching! Your new basket looks perfect for carrying whatever you need!

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  6. How fun to have a basket to transport your hand stitching items! Look forward to seeing what you're making for Christmas!

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  7. I like that basket. I think the Velcro idea is perfect. Our local Goodwill just closed. There aren't any thrift stores in decent neighborhoods near us any more. Even the two local church thrift stores are gone. I miss finding book and craft bargains every once in a while and now I have no place to donate unwanted items that may be useful to someone else.

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  8. Love the To Go Basket for taking your sewing along. Looking forward to seeing the finished stitchery. Congrats on the D Q win.

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  9. The first comment about your x stitch made me laugh! A great find from your charity shop too!

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