Stash Report

I’ve been stopping at the thrift store when I’m in town but I haven’t been finding much.  Kelli has even been looking for fabric for me when she stops.  Over the process of three stops, I only found this.  
I’m very happy with these finds but I’m so accustom to finding more that I am spoiled….really spoiled.  I know it.

These were all 50 cents each.  The white is pure white and it the gauze fabric that the new receiving blankets are made of.  I’ll hem that up and pass it along to Kayla.


The pink fabric is almost 4 yards worth.  That will come in handy for baby quilt making.  Buying fabric that is solid colored has me in a love hate relationship.  So often I buy different brands and then nothing matches.  So I end up frustrated down the road.  Hopefully there’s enough in the chunk I’ll never feel like I have to match it.

Then there are these two….The light gray is a polka dot.  You know how I love polka dots.  The other fabric is lobsters.

I always laugh at the combo of fabrics I find.  None of these is at all the same style.  Gauze to lobsters, to solids to polka dots is not the typical purchase of fabric one would get in a single buying trip.

I’m more of a buy all white based neutrals…or a buy all the same fabric from a fabric line.  It’s interesting to see what I find at the thrift store.

Curious minds want to know….would you have bought these or left these at the thrift store?  Remember, they were only 50 cents each.

RUBY UPDATE:
I’ll try to pop in later today and give you an update on Ruby.  As of Saturday night when I was writing this, she’s worse.  She wouldn’t eat tonight…no water drinking either.  She also holed up in her kennel and won’t come out.  That’s a bad sign I know.  As bad as it is, she’s at least making it easier for me to know what the right thing is.

A couple of you asked about her blood sugar.  We checked that…it was okay at 130…slightly elevated but not near treatment level.

The vet and I talked a lot about again this afternoon.  We both know it’s fair to wait until Monday to see if for some unknown reason she snaps out of it, but it’s also fair to stop her suffering.  So we wait.

15 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Carole

    I’m so sorry to hear about Ruby. We had to make the big decision regarding our beagle Rosie a little over a year ago. It’s hard but we knew it was the right thing to let her go. As I held her in my arms for the procedure she gave me the sweetest look, as if to say she trusted me to do the right thing. You’re doing everything you can for Ruby and and she trusts you to do what’s best for her.

  2. Karen

    Hi, I have some of that same polka dot fabric and i found some of that lobster fabric at a tag sale, someone had started an apron out of it but never finished it, well i haven’t finished it yet either. Some day. for 50 cents i probably would have bought it too! So sorry to hear Ruby is not doing well, hugs.

  3. Jess

    I’m so sorry about Ruby. She will help you make the decision. I went through something similar with my Timber 2 months ago. He ended up having a stroke on the way to the vet…I felt like he letting me know it was the right thing to do.

  4. Sandy Allen

    Defiantly would have picked up the fabrics, except the double gauze. I don’t know what to do with it. Thrifts here have not had much fabric. Most of what I have found is polyester from the 70s or decorative remnants. The hunt is still fun, though!

    So sorry about Ruby. Prayers being said for you both.

  5. Carla

    My son showed me courage this past summer. He moved out but his cat was here. Well Tiger became ill very suddenly so my son took him in. He came home to bury him. Tiger would have held on for a while longer, but my son refused to let him get sicker. He said he would never let a pet suffer just so he could avoid a difficult situation. I am so tired of saying goodbye to pets…. it’s hard. P.S. I would have bought the gauze and dots.

  6. Christine Gengler

    While visiting Maine a few years ago, I bought a few FQs of that very same lobster fabric. What a hoot!

  7. Donna T

    I would have bought the fabric for 50 cents! Jo so sorry Ruby hasn’t improved. Praying for both of you.

  8. Deborah Rhodes

    I would have bought the gauze I have. Great granddaughter expected in March. Since she will be a spring baby several gauze blankets will be better than a quilt although she will get that too

    Prayers for you,Ruby and all the family.

  9. Linda White

    Oh I would pay more for that gray dot!! I probably would not have known what to do with the gauze, but the rest would definitely come home with me.

    So sorry to hear Ruby is not well. Keeping you all close in my heart as you face another difficult time.

  10. Kim LeMere

    I’m sorry to read that Ruby isn’t doing any better today, bummer. I would of bought the lobster fabric and the 4 yards of pink for sure. I don’t know what I would of done with the gauze piece that you found.

  11. Elle

    Jo, you are describing my cat a few years ago. I insisted that something was wrong even though they were finding nothing. They x-rayed her 1 more time at my insistence that there was a huge problem.

    In fact, she had eaten/swallowed a great deal of sewing thread. It was a wad in her gut. Surgery immediately and then healing.

    You have not mentioned x-rays…..(or I missed it).

    Food for thought.

  12. Judith Fairchild

    Jo, You do find the funniest oddest combination of fabrics when you go thrifting . Then have so much fun with it.the gray dots would go great with a quilt I’m working on. It’s done but needs something to pull it all together. As soon as I have some short green stuff to spend I’m hitting my favorite fabric store. Thanks again for showing me something and solving a problem for me.
    So sorry for Ruby and you. Praying for both of you.

  13. mpv61

    I would have brought home the gray dotted fabric and maybe the white gauze. I’m not sure what I’d use the gauze for, but at that price for that amount, I’d bring it home. If I needed it at some point, I’d pay a heck of a lot more for it, and I wouldn’t miss that 50 cents in the meantime.

    I’m sorry Ruby is still feeling poorly.

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