Friday morning my mom, the kids, and I all got up around 6am to head out to a fabric sale I had read about. The sale had actually started on Thursday and I was sad to have missed the first day, however it was about 3 hours away (further into PA) so we wanted to make a day of it.
The sale was being held by a 4-H in the suburbs of Philly. We arrived around 10am and found ourselves in the 4-H gym with only a few other shoppers. I came away with a bunch of fun stuff. While it wasn’t as huge + amazing as the fabric sale here locally, it was still lots of fun. I only spent $20, and I got lots of stuff. I took a photo of only the really interesting fabrics below.
My favorite is the one with all the faces. After the fabrics we headed out to the 4-H fair that was going on outside. We had some greasy carnival food (fries + funnel cake) The funnel cake took a bit longer so I waited for it while my mom and the kids went to sit down. When the lady handed me the cake, it didn’t have any powered sugar on it. The lady had started helping the next person, so I reasoned that the sugar must be on the condiment table next to the stand. The only thing I saw was a metal shaker, and when I shook it out it was table sugar! I kept thinking “man….this is weird!” But I took the cake down the the table and when I went to eat a bite I discovered that I had covered the whole thing with salt! Ha! So my mom took the funnel cake back, and talked to another lady and came back with a replacement powdered sugar covered cake. Turns out the powdered sugar was on another table.
We then saw all the animals and the kids played lots of games. We started the drive back on back roads using a PA map we had picked up. We found our way to two Goodwill shops that were less then exciting. Then we happened to pass a building that said Blue Mountain thrift shop. I was hesitant about stopping because it was hooked to a antique shop and I was on the prowl for bargins, but I am so very glad we stopped. The whole shop was like a giant warehouse of cheap thrifty goodness. Check out the play kitchen below that I kick myself for not buying (it was only $8!) You can also see photos of what I did buy.
I found some really great mugs, and all for .50 each. The toy department was my favorite, the clown looks like some Ronald Mcdonald toy, but I’m not sure. The lamp is made of a soft squishy rubber and was $1.75, I’d love to go back in about a month and see what else they have.
After we left there we made our way to Hershey Park. I haven’t been there since I was a teenager, and it seemed to have changed so much. I was happy they still had the cheesy faux factory ride tour though, and we got free take five bars on the way out. We didn’t end up getting back home until about 10pm and we were all pretty worn out.
This morning Tom, the kids, and I headed over to Tom’s parent’s house to help them with their very first yardsale, because they will soon be moving. Since Tom and I have shopped many many yardsales we were happy to help and direct things, and be otherwise bossy.
After that we stopped for soft serve and I actually got blueberry soft serve with rainbow sprinkles! Since then I have been holed up sewing sewing sewing, while the kids played with new legos (from the thrift shop yesterday) I finally got a new rotary cutter and it has helped tremendously with cutting. Of course there is still so many things I have to cut with scissors, but it still makes a nice difference!
Tomorrow is even more sewing, and if the weather is nice one of the last summer cookouts!