Thursday, October 24, 2019

This Saturday (Three Things)



This Saturday T. will be off the island for a day (for work). I'll have to bring him to the airport early in the morning and pick him up in the evening. And then I have the whole day for myself.
There are so many things I could do. Sleep all day for instance. I've been a bit under the weather this week, so if I need to, that's what I'll do. But there are three other things I'm planning to do and I'm really looking forward to that.

1. Visit thrift shops. We've got three of them on the island. One of them is only open on Tuesday afternoons and on the last Saturday of the month. We've never been there because it's on the other side of the island. But I figure I'm already halfway there when I'm at the airport, so I'm really looking forward to going. I heard it's mostly books, but books are good. I also really want to visit the one in Otrobanda, because that's a real one. You know, furniture, books, clothes, houseware, the lot. I will sort of pass that one on my way back, so it's only logical to go there, don't you think? I'm not sure I'll go to the third one though, it's rather expensive and far from the other two. We'll see.
It's not that T. doesn't like thrift shops, by the way. He does. But he's mostly looking at the bigger stuff and then he's done, while I like browsing everything. And he hates when I look for clothes in thrift shops, but I want to see what they have here. In Holland, I found a lot of good things in the clothing sections.

2. Visit craft shops. Again, he doesn't mind to go with me if I ask him to make a stop there (since we live out in the country, we tend to make lists of errands and run them all on the same day), but well, you know. Men don't browse. Men want you to decide and go on. I want to think things through before I buy anything. But I "need" more yarn if I want to make everyone hats for Christmas and I really need some sewing stuff. Pattern paper, interfacing, things like that. There's a shop I've never visited that advertised on Instagram that they have quilting cotton now. Oh my, I think I need to establish a budget before I go there!

3. And then, after a morning of fun shopping, I want to get my sewing machine out and sew. I need to hem some pants and curtains, but I really hope that I'll also get to making something fun. A bag maybe.

There may not be enough hours in that day...

Linking up with Carole's Three on Thursday

(unrelated picture - can't have a blog post without a picture ;-) )

6 comments:

  1. no, there certainly aren't enough hours in that day!
    but i do hope that you enjoy your browsing and that you find some things you like!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! Making plans and looking forward to it is part of the fun ;-)

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  2. I wish I could toodle about with you! Sounds like a fun outing.

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    1. That would be fun! I am going to try to remember to take pictures and post them on my Instagram stories to sort of take my faraway friends along, but I'm not promising anything - I tend to forget these things.

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  3. Oh I am so excited that you are going to shop and browse and get all the feels!!! Can't wait to see what you create!

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