I saw in my Facebook feed that one of the local thrift stores was having a bag sale. Hmm. I wiggled and worked and wiggled and worked some more to be able to justify a trip to town. Wednesday as Hubby and I were traveling home from Lacrosse and coming into Decorah, I considerately said, “Hey Kramer…I know you’re tired and groggy from you surgery. I know we were supposed to get groceries but how about I just pick them up on Saturday instead?” Tricky of me right?? He agreed.
So Saturday I went to town.
YES. There is a shopping cart under my pile of shirts. It was a bag sale so it was $5 for 10 clothing pieces.
Can you believe I found 40 clothing items. In my defense…One item was for layettes, 2 were shirts for Kramer, 2 shirts were for me and one for Carver.
When I got home…I started doing this….
I thought of the current projects I have going on that need shirts. If the shirt matched the criteria, I cut off a sleeve.
I ended up with these for my current baby quilt…
and these for the pastel version.
I found a black striped shirt for one of the quilts I’m collecting for and one orange shirt for my Oregon or Bust quilt.
This was the shirt I bought for Carver. He can dress like Grandpa one day.
…and now here is where I am making a confession. I am NOT cutting up all the shirts right now. I know, I know. I made a commitment to deal with the shirts as they come in BUT…I’ll likely be hanging out with Hubby some here over the next few weeks as he recuperates from the surgery so if I save the shirts until then, I’ll have something to do. Sounds reasonable…right?? Or it might just be a big fat excuse. Either way, I’m not cutting them up right now.
So after the thrift store…it was the grocery and then home. This was cutting into my Saturday sewing time!!