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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Spring has most certainly sprung

Since I have nearly all of my posts prepared for the A to Z Challenge next month, I feel like I can relax a little. I have been up to my usual eBay shenanigans. My latest round of listings have been books. They are the most bothersome, especially those with dust jackets, because you have to photograph everything.   

The last book to go on the boards was this Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing, a 1978 edition. Nearly pristine, it had minor water damage to the corner of the last few pages. Other than that, it was simply stunning - as if it had never been opened.

I am backed up on listing sewing patterns. It is surprising how fast they accumulate, even now that I only buy the uncut ones, and rare vintage cut ones. 

The leading image was me playing around with photoshop. The background was a thrift shop painting and the model was at the flea market. 

We are in the honeymoon phase of weather in Northern California. We expect to have temperatures hover around a high of 80 degrees for quite a few days.  

Monday, March 7, 2022

Theme Reveal for the 2022 A to Z Challenge

It is that time once again for the April A to Z challenge, and that includes a theme reveal. 

My theme this year is an eclectic mix of my favorite types of posts from year's past. There will be Weird and Wacky Day at Thrift, You Get One Free Pass, and posts about quilting, thrifting, reselling, and a skosh of fashion. Also included will be posts about my pets, and a couple of short stories thrown in for good measure. 

I have had fun doing photo shoots for these reveals, and began in 2014 with each year's links below (with a few gaps in participation). 

2021 theme-reveal

2018 theme-reveal

2016 theme-reveal

2015 theme-reveal

2014 theme-reveal

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Sneaking in a reseller's update: I am de-listing Betty Crocker red plaid cookbooks. I think those vintage cookbooks have run their course. I am also de-listing CDs, other than Christmas and those new in package. I have decided I don't want to be a CD shop, and don't want to store them any more. 

My successful categories on eBay include sewing patterns, books, Christmas CDs, and needlekits. 

Popping in a Pattern of the Day - this 1968 Simplicity. 

Thank you for stopping by - please join me on April 1 for the month-long a-to-zchallenge!

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