Stash Report

I’ll admit…the one thing I don’t like about childcare is that I don’t get to thrift as much.  But…that’s not a bad thing.  I really am so blessed and need nothing…but getting out to do some thrift shopping is still fun for me.

One day I did get out.  Parents had picked up early and I raced out the door behind them hoping to hit the thrift store before it closed and I made it.  I was so happy.

I found some yard sticks for Hubby.  He’s been collecting the old ones with advertising on them.   I am not sure what he’s doing with them yet.

I found goodies for me too.

fabricFabric was 25 cents a piece and the Fiskars scissors… 50 cents.  I didn’t know if the scissors would be very good or not but I got it home and it’s VERY good.  I figured it had a nick in the blade or that it was dull but it wasn’t.  It cuts like a charm.

I’m not sure where these fabrics will find themselves.  For now…in my stash with like colors.  Each piece in the photo is about a yard’s worth.  The beauty of making scrappy quilts is that most any fabrics can fit it’s way into my stash.

I have a couple more doctor’s appointments coming up in the next bit.  When I was little my mom would always treat me if I was good at the doctor’s office.  Back then my treat was a candy at the grocery store.  If it was something serious like a shot or wart removal she’d take me to the hardware store.  They had toys in the basement and I’d get to pick something small.  One time, I got one of those weaving looms to make hot pad holders.  I think that was for my kindergarten shot.  If I am a good girl at the doctor’s I think I’ll treat myself with a stop to the thrift store.  Now hopefully the thrift store will have some little goodie for me…or for the childcare kids.  I get just as much joy at finding something for them as I do when I find something for myself.

Today we’re hooking up with Patchwork Times.

6 thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. LeeAnne

    After my husband’s doctor appointments I take him to Ranison ice cream shop on 16th street. (3 years cancer free and counting!). I would suggest that you go to River Road Quilt shop. It’s on the same street as Gunderson, but south about 4 (?) blocks, on the left. It’s part of Nelson Flag and Display.

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  2. WyoPat

    I love the thrift-finds! The brown polka dot reminds me of a dress worn by Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.” I’ve been shopping at the thrift stores in the nearby big city for small Christmas/winter themed dishes and currently have the 6 I need to give as gifts to the staff at our Senior Center. I’m not sure what I will put in them, but should figure something out in 10 months!

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  3. Connie

    After the River Road Quilt Shop, continue going South ……..nice BIG Goodwill on the Right hand side. Praying for a good doctors appointment so you can treat your self!! Have fun!!

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  4. Linda W

    I have made a full size Christmas quilt. This quilt is very pretty and a great find at the thrift store. I try to shop at my local store regularly. I would welcome this quilt .

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  5. Donna Phelps

    Every time I see Christmas fabrics on sale,I think of making a full sized (or queen) Christmas quilt. I have also collected several patterns.That seems to be as far as I have gotten. I did make a nice Christmas throw for my daughter a couple years ago. Unfortunately, it is not quite large enough to cuddle down in when it is cold and time to watch Christmas shows.

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