I can't think of a word to alliterate with Op Shop so Friday Fleashop Finds it will have to stay for now.
Friday is my quilting-in-the-morning with a friend day, errand day, grocery day, farm store day and, if I can squeeze it in, a browse around the Op Shops in our little rural town.
Again, I checked out the fabrics and remnants that they have, but nope, yucky polyester curtain linings for the most. But then I walked past the men's shirts and found this little (x-large actually) beauty. 100% cotton and the cutest stripe. And I can cut the buttons off for my button jar.
My man's a bit rough to wear this, although I did hint he might look nice in it!
So I vowed not to buy any new fabric in 2010, but this doesn't count right? The only problem is, if I really examine the concept behind ethical consuming, reuse is all very well, but I'm still reusing a non-organic, unsustainably grown and processed shirt. Urggh, sometimes it all makes my head hurt. So I'm going to ignore that thought for a while and just be happy that I found a nice piece of cotton fabric for cheap for my stash and saved it from being chucked in a landfill and supported a local charity, all at once.
I also found more 1 litre Agee jars (heavy preserving jars) to add to my collection and a medium sized ceramic casserole dish, complete with glass lid. It'll replace the one that my darling hubby broke last week. And a bag of lemons. I feel a lemon meringue pie coming on.
Do you have days like that at Op Shops? Where you walk in and come out loaded, even when there was nothing on your list?