In addition to the Jackson china serving plate (cool star pattern), my clothes finds included a 1970s maxi with gathered waistband, a Carole Little floral print sun dress and a NWT Attention shirtdress.
I have read somewhere that thrifters are always on the search for something missing from their past. If that is true, then my 10+ year search for this Princess House lamp is complete. To be honest, I have one of these lamps at a relative's house but not one at mine. The $7.50 price tag meant this little lamp has now joined my collection.
Current quilt project is a Christmas lap quilt for a gift basket that will be raffled off. As a state employee, we have to fund our own Christmas parties, so the baskets offset the cost of the lunch. This poinsettia print was a thrift shop find at year's end. I added the gold sashing and borders. The gold piece of material pinned to the front is to note where the top of the quilt is.
I know how much I value handmade items. I think a holiday themed lap quilt could be loved by someone. Sewing calms me and keeps my mind off of worrying about my ailing aged mother.
Pattern of the day is a 1969 McCall's.
Finally, some sage advice from a 1949 Singer Sewing Manual.