I was at the thrift store. I saw a box that looked like it had old cross stitch in it. The box wasn’t priced so I hauled it up to the front counter and asked… $4 she said.
I bought it. I was in a hurry and didn’t really have to time look. So I just figured “What the heck?” What does $4 buy nowadays anyway? I figured it was cheap entertainment if nothing else.
I took it home and started digging through it.
I wondered if it would be a great deal or a flop…There was this stitched piece. Hmm. I thing I could make a pincushion with this…but wait. The stitching is pretty tight. I’ll have to play with it and see if I can get the stitching to lay flat. Hmm.
These were nice. Floss organizers and magnet boards…but I don’t use either of those projects. They went to the thrift store box.
There were lots of patterns…most were dated. It was fun to look through them though.
I ended up keeping these two. I liked the alphabet with the hearts…cutesy but who knows. Maybe it I stitching something for a grandkid.
These two stitched pieces were a find. I think I’ll pass these on to my bag-maker friend.
Embroidery patterns. I saved the middle unicorn one for my daughter Kelli who has my unicorn crazy grandaughter Georgia.
I was quickly sorting as I had other things to do and almost missed this. I saw the kit and didn’t know if I would stitch it. I liked it though. Then I flipped it over and it was stitched!! It’s stitched on perforated paper. I just love it. The original stitcher planned on putting it in a greeting card. NOT ME. I want to display it but don’t really know how to finish perforated paper projects. I need to do a little research about that. Does anyone know?
There was this cute little “how to cross stitch book” that I plan to keep as a display piece with my cross stitch stuff. So cute.
Speaking of cute, in the bottom of the box I found these…all stitched. I’m guessing the person was going to make ornaments. I set them aside. I’m thinking about finishing them and gifting them to retreat goers when I go to a retreat…I don’t know. It was just a thought.
I can’t throw them away…too cute but what to do with them, I’m not quite sure.
So that was my $4 thrift store box…it was fun to sort through. I am so happy with the perforated paper project. I’m so glad that little things entertain me!!