Stash Report

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I recently got a call from a local gal.  Someone had contacted her and told her that their mother had died and they were hoping that she, as a quilter, might be willing to take on her stash.  Well it was a lot.  The gal is a teacher at the school and she knows that the Family Consumer Science teacher was in need of donations so she said yes and she’d take the bulk of it to the school.

Well in the boxes were lots and lots of small scraps and left overs from projects.  I ended up getting a call and was asked if I would be interested in those.  I said sure….you know me, scraps are my favorite.

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Here’s a small sampling of some of the goodies I sorted out.  There were several pieces that I think will be backings for baby quilts.  There was a nice stack of neutrals….I can’t have enough neutrals.

Besides that there were these…. [Read more...]

Stash Report

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Treats from Texas!!

Cheryl in Texas sent a box of goodies to Kelli and I just before Christmas….You might remember Cheryl.  She is the amazing long armer who has donated her time and talents to helping with some of the charity quilting that happens here on the blog.  Cheryl does the quilts that get sent to House of Hope in Florida.  She’s  a super busy lady who is a true giver.

In the box from Cheryl were these goodies.  The note said that she had gone to the Quilt Festival in Houston and snagged some goodies for me and Kelli.  The CUTE tractor fabric was for me and the nursing goodies for Kelli.  Before she went she emailed and asked if there was anything we were looking for.  I said we were good…Cheryl treated us anyway!

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Here’s a peak at the nurse fabric with the sayings on it. [Read more...]

The Note

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I got a call from a gal in the area I know not to long ago.  She was cleaning out her sewing goodies and for the most part, was giving up quilting.  She was wondering if I wanted her scraps and things.  I know her…not really well…  I knew her to be a quilter.  I knew where she worked.  I knew her kids were a little bit older than mine….I didn’t know a lot more than that.

She had been reading the blog and found that my sewing room is a “land of misfits”…with all sorts of scraps and leftovers from lots of different projects and most of them aren’t mine.  I told her I was happy to get her scraps….I’m on the more the merrier thought process when it comes to scraps!

We arranged a drop off time and I didn’t think a lot more about it.  She came and I got the goods.

Look at all the fun things….As much as I loved the stuff the note meant so much more.

She, like me, spent too much time visiting doctors in 2016, had re-evaluated things, and decided she didn’t want to quilt anymore.  She told me that she appreciated the blog.  She told me other things too…Let me say, it’s one of the nicest, most unexpected, appreciated notes that I’ve even gotten.

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I didn’t get all the way through the scraps yet.  I did decide one thing…I am cutting as I sort and organize…I’m cutting out this.  I’ve loved the quilt since Bonnie Hunter first started working on it and still love it.  This box is perfect for the start of scrap quilt.  For anyone wondering this is in her book More Adventures with Leader and Enders.

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There was also embroidery floss.  Sadly it’s J&P Coats brand and everything Kelli and I stitch is DMC.  There is a lady at the nursing home that Kelli works at that is always stitching towels and pillowcases so I think we’re going to pass the thread on to her…she’ll be so excited.

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I am so thankful that I had a chance to make this connection and to get the note.  Sometimes when I sit at the computer desk writing blog posts I don’t always know that I’m doing much but babbling and writing a journal of sorts.  It’s nice to know that something I wrote was of use.

Too often, I am so busy being an introvert in my own community that I don’t stop and see the good people right in front of me-right in my own community.  That’s something I want to change about myself.

I do want to say this to the gal who sent her goodies my way….if you ever miss quilting, stop on over for a quilting date.

 

Stash Report

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Just before Christmas I was out and about doing errands.  Of course that meant stops at the thrift stores.

I’m always on the hunt for things for the childcare kids, or fabric, or what not.  My excitement bubble burst as I went to go inside the store and saw and a lady that I recognized from one of the local quilt guilds.  I was sure this would be a day that I wouldn’t be finding fabric…but I was wrong.  I actually found quite a bit.

The “haul” was actually from two thrift stores.

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This stack was $6 worth.  It’s all old calicoes.  Our daughter Kayla inherited her Grand Mother In Law’s fabric stash and it’s all similar prints to these.  She’s wanted to make projects for the people in the family but hasn’t had enough fabric.  I’ll be passing these on to her.

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These two pieces came from a different thrift store.  They were 25 cents each.  The piece on the left is [Read more...]