Needless to say, I didn't go on a trip and return without something for sewing. Ha ha, that rarely happens. I found the fabric stores and even an upholstery supply store.
I first went in a fabric store to get something to cover a window where a light was shining in my room at night. (They have added a curtain there now - because they are really customer centered) I found some black plastic that is used as a table cover and got a yard (less than a dollar-honest!)
But I also saw some material that I think will make great kitchen towels.
Another day, I wandered into a shop that had upholsteryfabrics (think vinyl) but behind the counter I saw huge rolls of zippers. So in my pathetically poor Spanish, I asked how much per meter and if the pulls came with it. (Yes I used the charade method to get the "pulls" across) Oooh...good price so I bought two meters and got some extra pulls. I had no idea how to put the pulls on the zipper, but I found it on YouTube. When I tried it back in the room, I realized that these will be fun. So I priced zippers and pulls on Etsy and other online stores. Hmmmm...The next day I tried to find that store again. No luck! But I found another store, and they had some. SCORE! so I got some other colors and made myself happy.
That one that looks white is a light blue, or as the lady explained to me "cielo."
I also saw some buttons in that store and decided to get some fun looking ones and some "useful" ones.
At yet another store I found some thread snips and a nice seam ripper. (really really cheap to buy but the work nicely.)
Finally on another day (otra dia) I went find change for a "big" bill. (not that big but still hard to get changed) I went in the fabric store and saw fabric...so I picked three and then asked if I bought did they have change. (score again!) So I got these:
That large white flower at the bottom is almost as big as my head! And can you go wrong with black and white? The upper right one has that navy blue and green as a border print. The red with flowers just looked like a fun fabric.
These fabrics came from this store:
So that is the fabric and notion shopping that I did on this trip.
This weekend I will have some more pictures from my trip -and another story of how my penny whistle played a part in meeting some other people on the trip.
Y'all come back now, ya hear?