Today Bea and I hit the road with "no particular place to go". I had in my mind Busseys and a fabric store, but was open to all possibilities.
We started off by grabbing a soda at the corner station then headed south towards San Antonio. I mentioned GardenRidge, but it was too early to get in there anyway (9am). I decided to go ahead and look for a fabric store. I'd forgotten to bring the maps to Joann's and Hancock Fabric (which I'd put on the table RIGHT NEXT TO the door) - but I'd remembered it was on San Pedro somewhere.
I thought San Pedro ran along 281 so that's where I went. We got half way down and hadn't seen any street sign saying San Pedro, so we stopped into Starbucks to ask. It was, indeed San Pedro, and lo and behold Joann's could be found just across the highway!.
Joann's wasn't open yet, so we checked out Walgreens while we waited.
Joann's had a 70% off sale on all summer decor items. I got three smallish ceramic wind chimes, a novelty sign (Love Grows), and a carrot sign. I'll post pics later. They were also having a super sale on Simplicity Patterns, so I picked up four at $1.99 each!! (actually the sale ended the day before, but because the sign was still posted - the clerk let me have it at the sale price - yay).
By the time we were done at Joann's we were hungry, so I drove down San Pedro to Souper Salad. We also stopped into Goodwill and Rooms To Go since they were right there.
Then.... we jumped on 281 south and went to the Quarry to Wholefoods. I picked up a few groceries, and we headed home after grabbing a soda for the road.
Long day! Next week we thought we might actually go to the Swap meet and maybe the Farmer's Market.
Here are pics of the patterns I got.....
#7655 I got this so I could have a simple pattern to make the skirts I like to wear.
#4050 I am so jazzed I got this for $1.99. I don't know when I'll make it, but I definately want to do it with two contrasting fabrics.
# 3697 This is a great top! I like how there are two bodice options. I want to make Sierra a good blouse with this pattern. I'm going to do it in black. If she likes it I'll make her more - maybe even with contrasting fabrics if she'd like that (hard to tell with that kid..... if I did it with skull & crossbone fabric...she'd like that haha)
I got one more that I'll write about next time.