This was fun. I went over to JoAnn's around noon to pick up a couple things, and here is part of what came home with me :-) I didn't even know I needed all this! Especially the Spiderman thingies (you put them in water, and they make small towels. Of course. Spidey is my grandson's super super hero - he will have a blast with these).
The purple thread is for this pretty calico, destined for wide leg pants like the cocoa dots I sewed last summer.
I also wanted self-threading sewing needles. They actually come as a pack of 10 on this cute pink magnet. It is perfect for keeping my basting needle and a couple sewing needles at hand as well. I can't stand to have them on the pin cushion with my straight pins because I knock them off or they fall off into the carpet - and I have a horror of sliding one into my bare foot.
Back to the self-threading needles - Dan R. ( Piece and Press) mentioned in a post reply at Male Pattern Boldness that he uses them when he is pulling through his thread ends, knotting and sinking them. Brilliant! I've been using a regular sewing needle, licking the thread ends together, hoping they both go through the eye. This needle makes the process so much easier and faster. Thanks, Dan!
Confession time. I did not make it out of the store without fabric. I tried, I really did. But I remembered that I needed to look at faux fur, feel it actually, because I'm planning a jacket this fall. I don't want anything that too static-y or sticky or stiff. Faux fur is tricky and expensive! Fortunately I had a coupon for 40% off...
Felt like Christmas. BTW, the Spiderman goodies are from the Dollar Store next to my JoAnn's. Where I also got this 2013 must-have windmill to go out in the garden... Ciao! Coco