Stash Report

Last week on Monday Hubby called me and said he needed his meds refilled.  For us, that means a trip to Wal-mart which is a half hour away.  Some of my childcare kids were sick and weren’t at my house so Hubby got off work at four and Kalissa came and watched the childcare kids so Hubby and I took off.

We had another errand besides Wal-Mart so I started whining along the way hoping he might let me stop at the thrift store.  They changed their hours and are open until 6pm now.  You can probably imagine the “whoop” that came from me when they extended their hours.  Anyway he dropped me off and went to do the errand.  I didn’t find a lot but I did find this….

There are two pieces of fabric.  Each is just under a yard’s worth.  50 cents each.  I have no idea what quilt they will go in but it shouldn’t be too hard to find a spot.

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People often wonder if the fabric I find thrifting is “quality” fabric.  As you can see, this is a Windham fabric.  Typically all the fabric I find is name brand.  There might be some JoAnn’s fabrics but that doesn’t bother me.  I do feel what I get and make sure it feels good.  I trust the feel test even more than I trust the name brand test.

I also found this…
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This is a started piece…all scrappy.

This too was 50 cents.  I will put in a pile to be sent off to Mississippi Valley Quilters doll quilt project.  They take things like this and turn them into doll quilts.

I found a longer black sweater that I’m trying for myself.  I’ve become the leggings girl and the black sweater will work with the leggings.

From there Hubby picked me up and we were off to Wal-mart.  After that it was back home with the job of putting everything away.

The next day I got a comment from a blog reader, Melissa B.  It said, “I saw your husband at Walmart in Decorah on Monday night and so badly wanted to say hello and that I read your blog, but I was afraid he would think I was some creepy stalker! He was also talking on the phone–probably to you–so a good reason not to approach him! I felt like I had seen a celebrity!”

Ha!!  This made me smile.  Please don’t ever be afraid to say hi to any one of us out in public.  We are actually used to it and enjoy meeting people.  Our daughter Kalissa works in the ER in Decorah and has had people recognize her there.  We’re all a chatty bunch but very far from celebrity status.

So that’s my fabric report and a report on how the fabric got to my house.

To see how other are managing their fabric intake, check out Patchwork Times.

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3 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Tina in NJ

    I know exactly how Melissa B. feels. I thought I saw someone who looked like Kelli in April, but I couldn’t remember her married name. And anyway, what would a nursing student/farmer’s wife/quilter be doing in Disney World? Turns out, she was at a nursing conference! Wish I’d said Hi!

  2. Mary Ann Harpe

    FYI, just got my Feb issue of American Patchwork and Quilting- congrats on being in the issue!

  3. Betty (from Canada)

    I am so jealous. I checked out the price of men,s shirts in Value Village (up in Canada) and they were priced at $8.00 dollars and up. Also have you got a plan for all the blocks that people sent you for your birthday?

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