Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I Op Therefore I Am - Giveaway!

I've been reading this cool blog for a while so I thought I'd join in the fun. I love op-shopping and searching for a bargain. What I love most is trying to find something individual or different, but it's getting harder as more people are trying to do the same.

Today I visited my local St Vinnies and Salvation Army Stores .
I was actually searching for sewing supplies today. At Vinnies, I found some really nice light denim fabric, some royal blue corduroy, 2 patterns (including the cool knitting pattern from the 80's classic Shirl's Neighbourhood), and some nice blue beads. Total cost was $11.50. At the Salvos I bought 2 kids curtain panels that I can cut up to make into something else, and a bright pink corduroy jacket and pair of trackies for me. Total was about $12.00.

One thing that I did notice today is that both stores were really busy. At Vinnies, there were about 20 customers in total. There were 3 of us looking through the sewing / craft section at the same time and then about 5 people looking in the crockery section (while I was checking out cups and saucers). They had lots of nice vintage saucers but not many cups today.

I don't knit so I am giving away the Shirl's Neighbourhood Knitting Pattern on my blog (I only bought it because I couldn't possibly leave it behind). If you would like it, leave a message on my blog and I will add your name to the draw.

I will draw the winner next Monday.


Leigh said...

Oh, great finds!! Lucky you!!

Lesley-Ann said...

Sounds like you had a great shopping day! with some great bargains!! Love what you found!

How sweet to do a give away, I would love to participate! I can't knit either... But my mother can knit beautifully so i would love to participate for her!

Jelly Wares said...

Thanks for popping by and commenting on my blog!!! I love op-shopping too... Looks like you picked up heaps of goodies today. I'm only a novice knitted but that pattern looks pretty cute I'm sure I could whip something up with it... I'd love to participate in your giveaway...