Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One Fine Saturday, Part 2

Stop #3:  Textile Garage Sale
Wow.  That about sums up the Textile Garage Sale.  The parking lot reserved for the event was packed, so we sneakily parked up the road a little ways in an empty lot.  This area of Minneapolis is so pretty.  My pretty friends fit right in...(left to right:  Nadine, Elaina, Lori).

We arrived at the textile center and there was a long line of people waiting outside.  I was a little worried that once our turn came that everything would be severely picked over and we might not get a chance at the good stuff.  Thankfully, that is not what happened.

We each paid a $1 to get in, and $1 for all the fabric we could fit into a paper bag.  Craziness.  Not the place for anyone who suffers with Claustrophobia.  To us though, it was well worth it.  We walked away with some serious loot.  Fabric and trim that would've cost hundreds of dollars, we pillaged for next to nothing.

There was so much stuff, we had to help each other carry it all out in big boxes.

It was a lot of work, but incredibly rewarding and fun.  We deserved a treat. 

Stop #4:  Nina's Coffee Cafe'
If I were to describe the perfect coffee shop to you, I would be describing Nina's.  It's the nicest, homiest little place where it seems the entire Crocus Hill neighborhood gathers for refreshment.  This was our last stop of the day.

Soup, anyone?

It was one fine Saturday.  One of the finest.


Ashley J said...

Looks like you had a great time!! I can't wait to see what you make with your fabric.

Andrea said...

Looks like a great and profitable day.
Blessings, andrea

kleight said...

Hi Jill. Sorry we didn't get anytime to chat— what with you carrying one end of a giant box and me furiously handing out tickets and collecting admission.

Glad you had a good time. And thanks for being a part of our Garage Sale. It is Textile Center's biggest fundraiser, and we didn't do too shabby this year!

Marketing Manager
Textile Center

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that looks like so much fun!!! what are you going to make??

Girly Muse said...

that soup shot is priceless! :) we weren't messing around. haha
love,love,loved this day...