Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Thrifty Find...

... of the utmost comfy kind: new California King bottom sheets at Value Village, our second hand store!

There is a short background story to my jubilation. In the spring of 2000, when we were getting ready to flee leave Sri Lanka after a two-year stay, we had the opportunity to have a four-poster bed built to our specifications. We did a little research on bed sizing in the United States and thought that the California King size would be perfect for us. And it was! But little did we know how difficult it would be to find bottom sheets...

So very big was my surprise when I found the above bottom sheets at Value Village and not only in these colors but also in other very nice golden yellow colors. I only bought this one and we slept on it already last night. Nice and cool compared to my trusty (and extremely comfy also) flannel sheet that we normally have on there... Sometimes these small finds just make my day!  {smile}

Well, in this heat there isn't much I feel like doing, but in between reading my books and checking out some blogs I have started to take a class on Craftsy called 'sewing with knits'. I have never taken lessons in a video format before, but so far I do feel like I'm getting some 'bang for my buck', as I think they call it here. Check out their lessons under the link above, lots of different subjects, not just sewing.  The first project we will be sewing will be a fleece hoodie! A bit warm for right now of course, but a fairly uncomplicated pattern to start off with...

Well, that's about all for now. Miss M. is off to Cape Cod tomorrow on the East Coast and the men and myself will be attending a small music festival right here in town! (Timber Music Fest) I didn't recognize any of the band names, but Mr. G. did so I'm sure we'll have a good time. (and if not, our home will be walking distance away)

Mr. G. and myself will also be taking a little road trip next week in celebration of our upcoming 20th (!) wedding anniversary!!!  {big smile} We never went on a honeymoon (we were moving from Stockholm to Munich that summer and got married in The Netherlands so no time or money available) so this will be a fun and long-awaited event. I'll try not to take another 1000 pictures this time...   <wink>

I will leave you with this beautiful shot of the super moon, earlier this week, NOT taken by myself but by somebody called Bettina Hansen. I found the picture in the Seattle Times and thought it too pretty not to share. (plus I would never be able to take a picture like that!



  1. En? Waar gaan jullie dan heen? Weet je het al?Goed plan en mooie nieuwe header weer!

  2. The sheet matches your blog! :)

    It's so cool when you find something you really really need.

    1. Haha, you're absolutely right Wendz! I just keep on coming back to that color and that texture! :-)

  3. What a wonderful picture of the moon!
    Kram, Monica

  4. Congrats on the 20th jubilée! Time för honeymoon...or, who has a REAL honeyMOON nowadays. We had two days xx years ago, it was in 1978 and it's too long to count how many years that would be....
    Nice sheets!
    And what a marvelous picture. I thought you had taken it yourself, absolutely. It's a good sign for Seattle.

  5. This is indeed a very thrifty find!

    Happpy 20 years anniversary! Let yourselves be treated!

    Enjoy the timber music festival!

  6. Hope you have a great trip, exciting! That picture is almost surreal, I'd love to be able to take photos like that.


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