This picture is from during layout...HH with the girls while I worked at the computer. He really is an awesome dad, and I'm glad that I was able to catch this picture, because he doesn't cooperate most of the time.
The fabric store was uneventful--felt & misc for the quiet book & other sundry projects.
The thrift store was nothing short of MAGICAL, though. I pretty much decided (when I decided to take a snotty 2-yr-old shopping) that I was going to go ALL OUT. That said, I didn't expect to use the "$10 off $30 or $25 off $50" coupon that I took. I did, though. I found lots of yellow tags (50% off), so I already was getting some good deals, but then I had so much that I spent just over $50, and got to take $25 off! So it ended up that I spent $27 and got TONS of great deals. 3 of the items were clothing items for me that didn't fit (a whole other story that I DON'T want to discuss) so on Monday I'll take them back and get to respend $10. Not everything is pictured here, but I got several sewing notions, a green jersey sheet and a velvet curtain to use as fabric, GARDEN BOOTS for me (I've been yearning for some for a while now & they're just in time for garden season!), and the most fabulous watering can Elephant (Also something that I've been trying to find for Chick to use in her little garden, and this one is so awesome & funky! and was only 50 cents!!).
I also got several packages of buttons to cover, so that I can copy Sarah and her friend in this adorable project.Chick got 2 outfits, since she's grown out of more clothes lately than she's grown into...jeans & this super cute (and appropriate) t-shirt, and a white tee & beige cords.
Speaking of Chick--she whined (snot nosed & bleary eyed) for most of the time at the thrift store, and I really felt bad for taking her out. Especially when she kept wailing, "Ready a go. Ready a go!" It was totally selfish of me.
Then, since I start more than I finish, I liked the idea of "Finished Project Friday" and took the challenge. I finished the soda bottle birdfeeder (HH says I also started it, but I say if the bottle has sat around in the kitchen for a week then it was STARTED already). I also finished some recycled denim rice bags (which do double duty--not only are they a finished project by making toe warmers, but also it's one less pair of jeans for me to mend for HH!). And lastly, since it was gorgeous outside, I did a little yardwork. It was a great day overall.