Over the weekend I went to town. Rosie needed dog food. She is supposed to be on medicated dog food but I ordered it two weeks ago and the food is on backorder. I called and inquired. No luck. No expected delivery time…nothing. I was told that I could drive and get some 50 minutes away but I’ve been wanting to try it out and see if she actually NEEDS it.
The food was supposed to prevent accidents but I’m not positive that all of that wasn’t a puppy thing…I figured if I was going to try and check, now, being it’s so hard to get the food, might be a good time to try.
Being I was going to town I decided I wanted to stop at the yarn shop. Nope, I haven’t taken up knitting or crocheting. I needed embroidery floss and they carry a full line of DMC.
Of course, I planned on stopping at the thrift store too. I honestly a trip to town always includes a thrift store stop.
First off…DMC floss. I got there only to find the shop had closed. Who knew a shop would close at 3 pm. Whatever…I was disappointed.
Thrift store next…I got a lot. Really a lot. All of these are oversized bags and all are filled with sheets. I’m thrilled. I have someone new who would like to start finishing quilts but she needs EVERYTHING…backing, batting, and binding included. That puts more on me so I was hoping to find some sheets to use for backing. I DID!! Yahoo. Sheets here are $2 so they are an awesome deal. I know some of you don’t like to use sheets but if you’re careful to find good fabric content, they work perfectly.
Next I found this cute cross stitch piece. So cute. The bow is a little fru-fru for me but I might figure out something else…
I bought this old bowl. I’m a sucker for old and icky…
..especially when the pattern on it looks like cross-stitch.
When I got home I looked it up on Etsy…they were asking $12.95 for one that wasn’t all dirty. I paid $5 for mine. Not a fabulous deal but I didn’t care. I loved the cross-stitch. I think this will go in my sewing room.
I picked up a couple of other do-dads for the sewing room. I thought the vintage “apples” were so cute.
I picked up a few linens. I always think I’m going to do something with them…so far I haven’t. UGH. I really will…someday, right?
This was a UFO quilt project. It’s a cute word fabric. That will probably sit here for a bit with me thinking I’ll do something with it and then I’ll likely pass it on. Who knows. We’ll see. It was my $2 fun.
I picked up this piece of woven cloth fabric for receiving blankets. I figured it Kelli has a girl, I’ll hem it up for her. If she doesn’t it will be a baby gift at some point…or one for me to keep here.
I picked up a couple of books. I thought of the Cresso ladies with the charm book. They are always looking for simpler patterns to make with their charity quilting. I’ll read it and pass it on. For 25 cents a book, it’s cheap entertainment even if I never make anything.
I saw these and was curious…I opened them up…
…and saw this… WOW. This looked like an awesome way to keep embroidery floss. UGH. But they were $10 and I really didn’t need anymore floss. But wait. I pulled the list of floss that I had in my purse and 3 or the 4 flosses I needed were in the binder.
Then I rationalized that the binders and pages would cost more than that if I were to ever buy them. Well, this sounded like a reasonable way to try this way of organizing floss…right? I put them in my cart.
Then I saw this…This was $5. I noticed the same bobbin cards were in this. It had to be donated by the same person. Yep, I wanted this just for the bobbin cards. Plus there was floss…
I opened it up and there were charts. Wow, this would be a good way for me to organize my charts…
There were some that were interesting to me too.
So…that got set in my cart too. I couldn’t buy the file folder box for $5…so DEAL! I was so excited to get home and sort it all.
I figured I might be able to sell the charts I didn’t want and that in itself might pay for the whole lot of cross stitch stuff that I bought.
I bought this…it’s a flimsy Double Wedding Ring piece.
The rings are really small so I was intrigued. I might take it apart for a pattern.
I also go this stack of early readers. I have four kiddos here that are all ready to or are already reading. I wanted to have something here for them to read. I was able to get a nice collection.
I’m doing a happy dance over all the goodies I found. I can’t wait to dig into the floss, the file holder, and see if that bowl can be cleaned. I love thrifty adventures.