When I was at a recent doctor visit I got to stop at my favorite thrift store. It was a wonderful day. I found lots of goodies.
It started out in the fabric section. THERE WAS LOTS!! I had a big pile of it. It’s hard to say no. It’s 50 cents a piece unless marker individually. Only two of the pieces I found were marked individually. I’ll show you my fabric pile coming up.
I rounded the corner to see a gal filling the yarn area. There was so much yarn she couldn’t fit it in the usual place and had to put a box near it. I know nothing about yarn except that our daughter Kayla loves it. She does a lot of charity knitting and is always on the look out for quality cheap yarn. I sent her a could photos and tried to call..no luck. Hmmm. I wish I knew more about yarn. It’s only 50 cents a skein at the thrift store and some of it looked good to me.
There was lots of this….
…and this. Hmm. Do I buy it??
Finally Kayla called me. She was driving. I tried to explain the yarn to her spelling the brand names and telling her the little information I had about it. She said, get it…so I loaded up. I ended up spending $72. That’s a LOT-LOT-Lot for the thrift store. Besides yarn and fabric I got two pyrex bowl for Kayla’s collection. I got some games and lots of Halloween/Fall things for the childcare kids…a really good deal all it all.
I stopped at the Goodwill too. Look what I found…Hmmm… $50. It is old. There were no shelves in it. The doors needed some type of stopper for them. With all the people doing the “farmhouse” style decorating this could easily sell for more…
Well maybe one of the kids wanted it…. I snapped a picture and sent it to them. No reply. Hmmm…what the heck. I’ll buy it. I was fairly confident that I could drag it home, put it on a for sale board and sell it for $125 as is. I bought it.
As I was driving home I got a call from Kalissa…”Mom, where are you?”
“Why?”, I said.
“I think I want that cupboard”, she said.
“Good thing I bought it then”, I said.
So now I have the cupboard in my garage. Kalissa is chomping at the bit wanting it fixed and in her house.
As for my fabric…this is what I found. It’s a strange assortment with little rhyme or reason to it. Most of the pieces are 1/2 to one yard cuts…the two that were $1 are 3 1/2 yard cuts. Two are Halloween prints. I wasn’t going to get them but then I saw that Bonnie Hunter was making string pumpkin blocks which I am betting means she’s making a Halloween quilt. Those pieces I bought will likely be a backing for that quilt once it’s published…and once I make it.
Here’s a little John Deere fabric.
I stacked the fabric together so I could carry it upstairs…that’s a heck of a haul.
Oh, I found this too. I’ll find a spot of it in the quilting room.
..and Kayla’s yarn…it added up to this!
Yep. I’d say it was a good day thrift shopping!!
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