A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across the Facebook page for MECCA in Eugene. I don't even know how to begin to explain this place... maybe kind of like The Knittn' Kitten, except it doesn't focus on fabric and is a non profit... but that doesn't capture the place.
They sell donated art supplies and when we were there last week, they were having a warehouse sale where each customer could fill one bag of supplies from the warehouse for free. Other supplies are available in the attached shop for dirt cheap. The woman explaining it was so welcoming and enthusiastic and made a point of telling us that each kid could have their own bag of free materials. We hadn't known to come with bags, so she gave us some that were absolutely huge.
Between the five of us, we got one bag of stuff. Most is for Teenage Daughter's costuming, but I found some floppy disks to make something like these, and some calligraphy nibs for embellishing an embroidered quilt. The boys got microfiche, which they're fascinated by. We're gonna have to make an extra trip to the library and show them how the stuff is meant to be used.
I've been finding lots and lots of miniature tutorials that call for odds and ends I don't have. This is the perfect place to find them. I got some little scraps of burlap and bits of twine and resisted the empty old clock case that would have made a perfect room box. I'm sure I'll regret that later, but I was trying to be good.
There were big cardboard barrels of fabric scraps, most not-cotton but I think I could have dug through and found enough bits for a quilt if I wasn't determined to be good after that ad on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago.
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 6 1/4 yards
Added this week: 0
Added year to date: 400
Net added for 2015: 393 3/4 yards
Yarn Used this Week: 800 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 8000 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 9539 yards
Net Added for 2015: 1539 yards
This post is linked to Patchwork Times.