Thankful Thursday

I’ve started working on having Thankful Thursday posts…it’s just a random post of things that happened during my week that I am thankful for. It started after I’ve been reading The Frugal Girl blog and she has a feature called Thankful Thursday.

Last Saturday I was supposed to go to my son Buck’s house. We were planning to go out to eat and hang out for the day with the kids. My daughter Kayla was meeting up with us with her son Jasper. The place we planned to eat at is outdoors on a bridge. Well the weather wasn’t the best so we called it off. That left me a little sad but onward we go.

That left me with an open Saturday and I decided to be thankful for it. Open Saturdays all to myself are something to be thankful for as well.

I made plans to take two quilt tops I had and figure out a binding for them. It had been a long time since I was in a quilt shop so was looking forward to it. The store wasn’t busy so I talked with the owner and that was lovely.

I had told myself I could splurge and buy some fabric but…I only bought one piece for binding. I looked around a lot and found a few pieces I was interested in but decided to go home and pick a pattern first. Then I would come back and buy what I needed.

Being I was such a good girl at the quilt shop, I decided I could go to the thrift store (who am I kidding…I would have gone to the thrift store regardless)

Anyway, I ended up buying this old silverware box for $1. I have an idea for it. I hope you follow along and see what I do with it. I was excited to find it. They actually had another one there for $2 that I almost bought as well but decided nope. I’m going to make sure I actually follow through with my plan for this one.

I found four matching embroidered pieces for 50 cents each. I bought those and will send them to Jazz!! She’s always so creative with them as she makes baby quilts for her hospital in Houston.

I was SUPER happy that they were hosting a bag sale. It was $5 for 10 items. I found five 100% cotton shirts. Sadly, those were the only ones there. I love that teal-colored one on the right. I don’t find 100% cotton shirts like I previously did.

I am so thankful that I am able to be content and my “retail therapy shopping” only cost $15 at the quilt shop and $8 at the thrift store.

I am so blessed that I find joy in the simple small things like a Saturday to myself, a talk with a quilt shop owner, and goodies at the thrift store…and that’s what I’m thankful for this week!!

10 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day. You found some great items at the thrift store. I love thrift shops too. Like a scavenger hunt each time I go and, never have to feel guilty about the little amount I end up spending there. Definitely a “thankful “ day!

  2. You found a good way to spend an unexpected free day. I am sure you were disappointed not to see the grands and spend time with them, but you were thankful for simple joys and spending time doing other things. I am looking forward to seeing what you make with the silverware box. Keep us posted.

  3. Carol and I are loving Thankful Thursdays. It is so great to focus on things to be thankful for! So…we expanded to
    Marvelous Monday,,
    Terrific Tuesday,
    Wonderful Wednesday,
    Thankful Thursday,
    Fabulous Friday,
    Satisfying Saturday and
    Sacred Sunday.
    Have a great week!

  4. You always have a thankful heart, Jo! And you always seem to have fun at the thrift shops. I’m thankful you share life’s little joys and pleasures with all of us.

  5. Sally A Marshall

    I use my 3 silver box for storage one for cross stitch and 2 quilting supplies next to my chair. I take out the trays and recover them. I cross stitch a piece and put it on the lid. Just an idea for you.

  6. Thankful I’m home from 5 1/2 weeks in rehab with shattered left hip. On walker, painful, house in total disarray, BUT, i’m home. This to shall pass. Prayer has gotten me this far in life’s unexpected things, it will get me the rest of the way. I’m with Jo, thankful.

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