It looked like this or WORSE the whole way to Tulsa! Phylly was as calm as a cucumber. She said it comes from living in Seattle and Oregon where it rains all the time.
We left home at 9 AM. We drove an hour and 40 minutes to TCM where we met my sister, Janice, who lives in Tulsa. I don't get to see her very often, so it was a treat to meet her there. Here's a pic of Phylly. Janice asked me not to put her picture in my blog.
Here is a picture of the button wall. You can see how many boxes we had to go through. Phylly and I were in Button Heaven!
It quickly became lunch time, so Janice took us to a great restaurant. It was called "First Watch", I think. We all had breakfast, but not just any breakfast. The choices were wonderful. I took a picture of Phylly's scrambled eggs on top of potatoes, onions and cheeses. YUMMO! Mine was kind of like that but had spinach in it.
We left the restaurant and returned to TCM where Phylly and I immediately went back to perusing buttons. Janice went back home because she didn't want any buttons, and she had bought some patterns and fabric earlier.
Since the buttons were between $2 and $20 each, we decided we better quit. Actually, the really big buttons were the $20 variety, and I didn't buy any single buttons. Phylly did though. When it was all over, we had each spent $200 on buttons. Crazy, huh? Next time you see me, you better NOTICE my buttons!
I spread mine all out on the table when I got back home, and I took a picture. I will keep the picture where I can refer to it so I might remember WHAT buttons I bought. I left all my fabric swatches in Janice's car, so I can't match them up with those.
This is what $200 worth of 30% off buttons looks like:
Maybe they will look more exciting closer up:
Well, maybe not. I don't know WHY they are so expensive, but I can tell you this. You won't find ANY of them at Hancock's or JoAnn's. And since I live in a NON-fabric-button-store town, I am DElighted to have all of these in my stash. I hope Phylly will post pictures of her buttons in her blog. HINT, HINT!!!
Gotta go. Hubby isn't feeling good. VERY unusual. Hope it isn't contagious.