Saturday, June 12, 2010

Barn Sale

I saw an ad for a barn sale today--sewing supplies--so I made a trip to the next town to check it out. Good thing it really was in a barn, although I had some trouble locating the right place--it was raining again today. There were boxes of material. I bought a supplies of assorted zippers, seam binding, lace and ribbons and a box of large fabric scraps. The fabric will mostly be used for doll clothes, but there were also several pieces that I can use for furoshiki. That is how I am planning to wrap presents this year and some gift giving occasions are coming up in the near future.


  1. You really are avid about saving the earth. I am familiar with furoshiki from my visits to Japan and the home of my daughter-in-law's parents. It really is a nice way to wrap.

    The Japanese gift wrap everything. I've never seen anything like it. I teasingly say my daughter-in-law gift wraps what she scoops from the cat litter box. She keeps a stack of papers nearby, scoops and then does those those wonderful little folds and presto she has a gift wrapped package of kitty poop.

    Keep up the good work. I've thinking about having my mother's old Singer from the 50s restored. It will do all the sewing I need to do. I looked at new machines but couldn't justify the cost for the little amount I sew. My son doesn't want me to get rid of this one, he says it has historical meaning, so, I might as well use it.

  2. I'd never heard of furoshiki. Wow. That is really neat. I'll have to investigate further.


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