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Stash Report

You might remember I bought a box of fabric at a while ago and this bag of fabric was in the box.

Well I was at Goodwill and I checked their fabric.  I was surprised to find this bag…

I peeked into the bag and thought there were more calicos in the bag….but $10.  REALLY??  That’s too much.  I circled around the store and came back.  Yes…I was going to buy it.  I sure hoped it was worth it.

I opened the bag and immediately pulled this…. Continue reading

Stash Report

It’s been so busy around here.  But amazingly, I still have fabric movement happening.  Part of that is due to sitting to long in a hospital with nothing to do.

I was browsing and ended up buying a backing for my double wedding ring quilt.  I scanned trying to find a combination of something cheap, good quality and a color that would be good.  When I did Kelli’s she picked green for the background of her’s.  At the time I thought was odd but what did I shop for???  GREEN.

But…I didn’t end up with green.  I ended up this….

So how did I do on my list of what I was looking for…

Yep…quality fabric.
Yep…cheap.  It was $3.50 a yard
Yep…a color that would work.

I’m trying to tighten up the budget a bit.  So I took several of the other backings that I had in the cart out of the cart but I did leave these in… Continue reading

Stash Report

I wasn’t quite sure how to label this blog post…Stash Report, Special Delivery or My Mail….It’s kind of a combination of all of them.

One of my childcare moms asked me one day if I knew her neighbor Patty.  I said I didn’t.  We’ve lived in the area for quite a while…. 28 years but still don’t know a lot of the people in the area.  If we had kids in school that same age or if we belong to the same organizations, we know them but if our paths didn’t cross that way, we don’t know people.

My childcare mom ended up telling me that her neighbor Patty is a blog reader.  That was extra fun for me as we only live a few miles apart.

Well in December I was in the doctor’s office for a blood draw and mammogram as part of my yearly physical.  A lady came up and introduced herself to me.  It was Patty.  FUN!

Patty said she had some things she planned to give me that I could keep or pass on to charity.  I told her if she didn’t get into town she could always drop things off at my childcare family’s house and in February, that’s exactly what she did.

The package came just before we were in the thick of things with trips back and forth for biopsies and the surgery.  I read the card but didn’t get a chance to dig in until we got back home after being gone that week in Lacrosse.

Everything came in this fun bag…Patty wrote a wonder and kind note.  She also included some gift cards to help Hubby and I through the next leg of our cancer journey….One to McDonalds-She said she knows I love their iced coffee (I really do) and a card for the area Kwik Star stores so we can get gas.  PERFECT and so appreciated.

The bag was full of goodies from fun fabric cuts…

To scraps….

To quilts blocks.  Continue reading

Stash Report

I saw in my Facebook feed that one of the local thrift stores was having a bag sale.  Hmm.  I wiggled and worked and wiggled and worked some more to be able to justify a trip to town.  Wednesday as Hubby and I were traveling home from Lacrosse and coming into Decorah, I considerately said, “Hey Kramer…I know you’re tired and groggy from you surgery.  I know we were supposed to get groceries but how about I just pick them up on Saturday instead?”  Tricky of me right??  He agreed.

So Saturday I went to town.

YES.  There is a shopping cart under my pile of shirts.  It was a bag sale so it was $5 for 10 clothing pieces.

Can you believe I found 40 clothing items.  In my defense…One item was for layettes, 2 were shirts for Kramer, 2 shirts were for me and one for Carver.

When I got home…I started doing this…. Continue reading