My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday Fleashop Finds

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? 

5 comments:

  1. dunno i just cant get the thought of lemon meringue pie out of my head. got a bag of free lemons yesterday, and a friend gave me 2 doz eggs from her hens. oh yeah the shirt, its already created so saving it from the landfil is a good thing. cut a cuff off and use it as a pin cushion/wrist band when you are sewing.

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  2. My thoughts exactly re. checking out the op shops for nice fabric to re-use.
    Although I have yet to do anything in the way of sewing! Lots on the 'to-do' list!

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  3. Been there, done that, had to house the results :)

    viv in dunedin

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  4. I think we are all cut from the same cloth. I do many of the same things.(Good idea, Brendie,on the wrist band pin cushion)It seems we learn something new,every day from our blogging friends.Isn't it wonderful?

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  5. Great find - I love the green stripe in the shirt, i can see it woring its way into a project quite nicely!

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