My daughter Kayla claims there is a such thing as “Goodwill Karma”. It simply means we know we want or are looking for something and then amazingly a short time later we find it a Goodwill. I, however, believe that it’s God watching out for us and meeting our needs.
As I told you last week, I unearthed the treadmill in the garage. The next thing I needed to unearth…my walking shoes. I always keep two pair…one for good clean walking-like for on the treadmill or if we go up to the fitness center and one for outside. When I walk the field paths here my shoes get dingy and sometimes a little muddy. I don’t both cleaning them as they are just my outside walking shoes. When I checked out my shoes…UGH. My old outside shoes were getting a bit bad. The padding around my ankles was just not good anymore.
Monday I ran errands and decided that once I got home, I would order a new pair. I’m a little picky. I always buy the same shoe ASICS Women’s GT-2000 Running Shoe. I don’t run in them but really like the fit and style. As I was driving I decided I would break out of my white shoe conservative self and order black and maybe even be a little risky and get some neon or bright coloring on them. Just as I was leaving town I decided to just take five minutes and bop into Goodwill.
As a walked past the shoes there was a lady restocking the shelves. I went and checked out the areas that have fabric and sewing machines. I grabbed one piece of fabric and headed towards the cash register to pay when I looked towards the shoe section and there the lady was putting out gym shoes. I went on over there were these….
About brand new ASICS Women’s GT-2000 Running Shoe…I held my breath and yep..there they were- size 10 1/2!!! Perfect for me!! I didn’t see a price on them so I asked the lady putting the shoes out. She said, “$3.50”. YES!!!
I was off to the counter to pay for the shoes and my fabric….even the fabric had a little “Goodwill Karma” to it. I’ve been wanting more brights as most of the quilts we’re been making lately feature bright fabrics. Here’s my 3/4 yard for $.75.
We did have a finished project this week but sadly, it was Kelli’s and not mine. You can see it here if you missed it.
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 28 yards store bought + 15 Moda fabric + 5 yards of recycled fabric…
Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times.