I liked setting up this little photo shoot. The little spools are from a trip that Cindy and I took to First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas last year. I had told Cindy that I wanted to find some old wooden spools of thread. When she spotted some in a booth, she came and told me that they were a $1 each. Eventually I found my way to the booth and asked how much they were and was told “50 cents.” Well now, I think I’ve stumbled onto a bargaining technique that I will use in my future flea market trips! Take a friend, my friends.
This was such a memorable trip for so many reasons. Let’s see – it was a girl’s day out which happens so rarely. Then, since it was the end of the summer it was incredibly hot. I spent as much moolah on heat-survival gear as I did on my little purchases. There was the 32- ounce lemonade that I had to buy because I was dying of thirst and my water just wasn’t cutting it. Then there was the diaper gel-filled neck wrap in John Deere fabric – not so pretty, but an incredible life saver until I started finding gel all over my neck. By the end of the day a migraine had started. I came home, kissed my boys that I hadn’t seen all day, took some drugs and a shower and went to bed. This flea market was featured in Country Living. And while it was a lot of fun digging through old stuff, I couldn’t help wondering where the cool Country Living booths were! I, of course, forgot my camera, but Cindy took some nice pictures that give you a feel for the place here.
I also made a car organizer that is now in the product testing phase. Huge thanks to my friend Lizzie for driving around with it in her car! I’m going to send one more out for some testing. Then in a couple of weeks I’ll need some test-sewers. I think I’ll need 2 experienced sewers to tackle it for the first round and then I’d like a couple of newbie sewers to give it a try after the first round of revisions is done. Let me know if you’re interested! Thanks for your generous test-sewing offers! I’ll be emailing you soon!