Stash Report


I haven’t said much about it yet but I’ve been going to physical therapy for my shoulder.  You might remember long ago, back in August of 2015, I took a fall.  (read about it here if you missed it)  Well since then, my shoulder has never been right.  Recently it started acting up and being a bigger problem.  Taking a shirt off over my head has gotten to be painful….grabbing a glass out of the cupboard is uncomfortable and even vacuuming is a problem.  It’s all do-able.  The discomfort isn’t overwhelming but it’s not fun and not normal.

A bit ago I ended up a the doctor’s and she sent me on to physical therapy.  I wasn’t thrilled with that because it’s so hard for me to get away from childcare but I went with it and so far, I’ve been okay with it.

From the first visit I told her upfront that I need things to do at home to and can’t make it to lots of appointments and she was very willing to work with that.  My diagnosis is this….I have a “arcing pain” caused by a pinched tendon.  So what do I do…exercises to improve my posture and the strength of my rotator cuff.  The exercises aren’t bad and don’t take a long time.

Well that’s gotten me out of the house and if I’m out of the house I hit a thrift store.

This is the best find I’m had in a bit….these three were $2 each.  Can you believe that each of them are 6 yards each.  BACKING!!   Charity quilts can definitely use all of these.  The colors are good too.  I’m VERY happy with this…


…and this little fun bag… [Read more...]

Stash Report


The mail lady brought my mail to the door last week.  There was a HUGE box along with my mail.

As she came, I was running out the door to a doctor appointment (more on that in another post) so I had to wait until I got home to open it.  While waiting in the doctor’s office I kept thinking…did I order something?  I would certainly remember if the item was that big.  Hmm…Quilt tops or goodies??

When I got home I immediately opened it and goodies it was.  Look at all the great yarns.  I love it!  It’s for my daughter Kayla and her charity knitting.  Kayla has been so busy knitting.  It seems she’s always posting pictures of finished projects.  This will be perfect as knitting baby afghans is her favorite.


Tucked in with all the goodies was this for me!  WOW.  I love it all.   [Read more...]

Stash Report


I don’t know if this really qualifies as a stash report because although it’s fabric, I won’t be using the items for sewing.

I was at the thrift store last week…I found this.  It’s chenille.  There’s about a yard of it.  I remembered a friend of mine used to collect old chenille bead spreads and use them for making rugs on her rug loom.  I thought I’d pick this piece up in the hope that I could add it to a chenille bedspread at some point and make a rug on the loom.


While I was there I also found this….. [Read more...]

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Last weekend there was a big garage/junk sale in Fredericksburg.  I’ve been going to the sale for years and years.  The lady who started it goes to auctions.  She’ll bid on something and then end up with a bunch of  things she doesn’t want.  She takes the unwanted things, collects them and then has a giant garage sale twice a year.  She had three daughters and now all of the daughters do the same thing and even several of the grand children to too….that’s why the sale gets bigger and bigger.

There is table, upon table, upon table of things….LOTS of things.  There is anything there from primitive pieces to a jar of marbles, to sewing notions, to old windows with panes, to old license plates to pyrex.  If it’s old or primitive, they likely have it.   I can’t even imagine how many truck loads of things come to the garage sale.  It is really, really big.

Years ago this lady did this too.  Back in the early 90′s she would buy cutter quilts for me and I’d make Santas and such out of the rotten quilts.  I’ve know her for quite a time.

This year I thought I wouldn’t go but Hubby wanted me to go.  He likes her sales but couldn’t get off work to go.  I ended up going.  I did snap a few picture of things I wondered if Hubby might be interested in…

Actually I sent the picture of this to Kalissa.  She has been wanting a dressing screen for her LuLaroe stuff.  This one she thought might be a little too small.

They had this one too.  This one she liked better but it had a problem too.  When I opened it there was a crack between the panels that was at least an inch wide.


I snapped a picture of this for Hubby….We thought to put a new top on it.  The idea was good but they wanted $10 for it.  There isn’t a huge profit margin to fix it up and sell it.


I didn’t know if he was looking for spindles so I snapped a picture of them too.


I liked this stool.  I have a stool obsession.  I passed it by though.


This table was cute…again, it need work.


This dresser was only $55.  Cute.garage-sale-6

Here was a bucket of horse equipment….Hubby has a couple projects in mind for some but these were the wrong pieces.


There was a top to a treadle sewing machine.  It was only $5….but we didn’t know what to do with it.

There were tables and tables of other goodies…I forgot to snap picture of that.

So curious minds…are you wondering what I ended up coming home with?   [Read more...]