Sunday, November 27, 2016

Black Friday at the Thrift Shop

This week I'm trying somethig a bit different with my stash report.  It didn't seem like still pictures would do these finds justice.

Have you ever been to the thrift shop on Black Friday? I wasn't even sure they'd be open, but I'd had to drive to Target to get a prescription refilled. Never EVER do that! I had to park at the opposite end of the mall in the farthest reaches of the lot -- and then a woman cut in front of me at the pharmacy counter because she was parked illegally. I think we were supposed to feel sorry for her. But honestly I was too busy appreciating the fact that these days I can park way out in the lot and walk quickly to where I need to be without regretting it for the next week. I'm a lot faster than I used to be.

Parking at the thrift shop was just as bad and the shop was more crowded than I've ever seen it. Is Black Friday thrift shopping an actual thing that people do? I was just taking advantage of the fact that I was in town alone. For eight bucks, I wound up with an unopened cross stitch kit, an unopened quilt kit, and two dozen skeins of matching embroidery floss -- enough for whatever big project I decide to tackle next, as long as brown is the right color choice.

There were also plenty of goodies that didn't come home with me, including some pretty nice yarn at good prices.

Weekly Stash Report

Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 7 1/4 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 30 1/4 yards (+4 sheets)
Net added for 2016: 23 yards

Yarn used this Week: 400 yards
Yarn used year to Date: 7150 yards
Yarn added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn added Year to Date: 9518 yards
Net added for 2016: 2368 yards


Anonymous said...

Fun, Michelle! You really got some good bargains. I think we have crummy thrift stores. I rarely find anything fabric, yarn, stitchery related. You have quite a haul there for almost nothing!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

That was a lot of fun to watch. You must have a very good thrift shop nearby you. I am surrounded by a hundred thrift and antique shops within a 10 mile radius of my home (no exaggeration really) and I have never yet found any good fabric. I thought I did once but I returned it as it was moth eaten when I unpackaged it at home.

Dar said...

You really hit the jackpot this time. I too have never seen that many good quilting and stitching items at any of my thrift shops. You did extremely well.


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