I never know what I'll come home with whenever I meet up with family. It can be food, books, newspaper clippings. I'm often giving them stuff, too. (There's a table near the front door that often holds an item or two awaiting the next get-together.) In December I attended the family Cookie Party anticipating bags of cookies, but that's not all I ended up with. Bonus!
One of my aunts knits a lot. She brought a few scarves, shawls and a hat all in need of a home. Oddly enough, I had just won a small heavy-knit shawl in a local raffle. I didn't really need another. No one else claimed this purple one, and I fell in love with it. So it came home with me. It's big, soft and I can really wrap myself up in it. I get chilly sitting on the couch playing on my laptop or hand-stitching projects. I like the shawl much better than the winter scarf I had been using to feel warm. I've gone from owning zero shawls to two in less than a month. Ridiculous. But they're both great - I switch back and forth between the two.
Another aunt brought the dress. More Key West fabric! Vintage cloth in a vintage outfit. It was donated towards my fabric stash (including a couple of labels). I haven't brought myself to ripping it apart. I also haven't been daring enough to try it on for fun - I can't imagine it would fit. The shorts go with it, because the sides are slit up to there... like way up. Ha! I don't have much purple fabric, so this will be a nice addition to my stash.