Thrifty Bargains

We checked out the Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutique in Olympia. Honestly, the exterior is a bit nondescript. We’ve been to the shopping center many times and looked right past it so we were pleasantly surprised when we walked in and found a boutique packed with...
Book lovers, rejoice!

Book lovers, rejoice!

Have you been to the Goodwill in West Olympia? Their book section looks like a mini bookstore! The books are organized by type and there’s a bestsellers section. There are many well-known and new titles to choose from. There are even chairs for leisurely browsing. The...
Go Native

Go Native

It’s that time! The Thurston Conservation District native plant sale is Saturday, March 3! There will be vendor booths and activities for kids. And the Master Gardeners will be there! The 2018 sale will be held 10 am to 3 pm at the Thurston Conservation District...
Brown Derby Antiques

Brown Derby Antiques

We visited Brown Derby Antiques over the weekend. Located on Capitol Blvd., just off Interstate 5. It’s one of the 29 establishments in the Antique Vintage Association of Olympia Shopping Guide and Map that I mentioned in another post.  Location: 4800 Capitol Blvd SE,...
For the love of fabric

For the love of fabric

We visited Ruby Street Quiltworks in Tumwater. It was our first quilt shop visit in the area and we were not disappointed. So. Much. Beautiful. Fabric. I found them online when searching for a source for American Made Brand solid fabrics. I have a quilt project...
So much fabric, so little time

So much fabric, so little time

I think I made my first quilt on a whim, many moons ago. I was somehow roped into teaching a quilt-in-a-day class to fill in for an ailing instructor. I was an experienced sewist but not a quilter at that point. I guess it never occurred to me to say no! So I learned...