Stash Report

I’m having the worst time…I keep stopping at the thrift store on my trips to taking Kramer to chemo and I keep seeing fabric.  It’s such a temptation for me to buy but right now.  I’m not sewing any so why am I buying fabric.  UGH.

I think it’s just a desire to feel normal….honestly, in the past I never passed up a fabric deal.

This day…I did restrain some.  There was more fabric I could have bought…but I didn’t.  So I’m calling this progress. I think I spent $12.50 for all of the fabric you see.


Non tagged pieces are 50 cents each.  The other was $2.  I keep looking for homespuns and ticking fabrics to finish some cross stitch pieces.  Most of these were 2 yards worth each.
I grabbed this but ended up a little disappointed.
I loved that it was dinosaurs and opened it up to find the blue was all flannel.  I don’t know why but I rarely sew flannel.  I think it’s because dog hair sticks to it….

That will go in the charity fabric box and will get sent out.

Here’s the next bag….
I picked this one as I liked the fabric on top.  It could work with my Civil War fabrics.

It had lots of 10″ squares in it.  I’ll put them in the charity fabric box too.
The next bag was $2.  I bought this one for Kayla.  Do you remember she is making a mosaic type quilt with pictorial fabrics.  
Ah…not as much pictorial fabric as I thought.  Bummer.  She can pick out what she wants next time she’s home and we’ll put the rest in the charity fabric box.

This one was a bigger bag..thus the $3 tag.
There was a lot in it.  
In there were these two pieces….both a yard each so the $3 was well worth it.
I ended up keeping the pile on the left…the pile on the right will go off to charity quilters.
I have such fun buying scrap bags of fabric.  SUCH fun….I always get my money’s worth and I alway end up with plenty to donate on too.  I call it a win-win.  A lady gets a cleaned out sewing room.  The thrift store gives out money from their proceeds from my purchases.  I get fabric and I get fabric into the hands of charity quilters and people in need get quilts.  So does that make it a win-win-win-win-win??  Maybe.

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9 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Robby H.

    I think there’s a lot of winning going on in the thrift shop fabric purchases, especially now. Not only does it help things feel more normal, it’s a dash of optimism that in the not too distant future you’ll be able to dig back into your sewing… and you’ll be prepared. All of that is important these days. Blessings to you all.

  2. Carla

    Oh Jo, I totally get where you’re coming from when you say you are trying to hang on to what feels normal. My heart is with you as you go through this valley. Just keep on doing “the next right thing”.

  3. Joy Kaiser

    I need the name of the “plastic” youth on your bathroom window? I’ve decided that I’m moving in with my daughter and my bedroom doors are beautiful French doors and new something. Really don’t want to do curtains.
    Thank you

  4. Linda White

    If you don’t already have someone in mind for those fabrics you are planning to pass on from this batch, I am waving my hand in the air and saying, “pick me, pick me”! LOL
    I love those dino scraps and I just finished a dino quilt from a thrift store sheet and some remnants I got at the fabric store cheap. I have leftovers from the dino sheet and those blocks could help fill them out into another quilt for the kids in the cancer units.
    I also have some scraps that would go with the farmer boy and tractor so any of those would help give me more towards a quilt from those.
    I love and understand the need to feel “normal” during such trying times as your family is going thru right now. Know that we continue to hold you all close in our hearts each day!
    Hugs and love!

  5. Pat Dearth

    I think it is a win win win!!! Not only that, but its a great distraction for you right now. You will be sewing again one day soon, and it seems like it is a little treat for you on the long drives back and forth.. Always need a little something to look forward to and enjoy a few moments to make you feel “normal”.
    Enjoy and good luck.

    Sending my prayers

  6. Judith Fairchild

    Oh yes minimum of 5X wins plus all the quilts they’ll make God bless you and your family

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