Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I am BAD!

I didn't make it to the Goodwill with my donation last week so, I loaded up seven large boxes and off I went. The new store by our house is so huge! They have a drive up drop off center. You park and someone comes out and UNLOADS your stuff and takes it in for you, then give you the receipt. I like the idea of loading it up and taking it NOW rather than waiting for a curb side pick up.

So, I was there right? It is a brand new store and I had to go see what it was all about, right? OK, now for the confession. Goodwill has fabric. I doubt it is quilt shop quality but hey, I love scrappy quilts, especially string quilts so........I bought a bag of someone's "Get Rid Of". I also found a nice piece of dark blue flannel that had I have seen at Joann's. There was enough for blocks for a raggedy quilt for a child. Then I found a piece of blue green print cotton (Cranston print works VIP) that was large enough for borders or a small backing.

So, I am happy with my treasures.......and I resolve NOT to make a habit of this. I will drive right by, I will drive right by...................

9 comments:

Amelia said...

Hey Lady, if you are bad...then I am bad too. At least once a month I go to the good will store in Shawnee and see what kind of treasures I can find. I have hauled home some awesome things. Paint can change things to my color scheme. Also I collect (somewhat) solid white stoneware and I have found some of that to add to my collection. I figure if I get it home and somehow it does not work...then I can put it in the box for a garage sale.

Beth said...

I must be bad too..but I'm doubly bad! not only do I go into GoodWill, I bring things home from the sewing class I help teach! I'm forever bringing old wooden spools, old sewing gadgets, muslin scraps big enuf for string block foundations..you name it! I have also found a huge dry erase board for doodling my quilting designs..and other TREASURES! :::grin::::

Beth said...

I must be bad too..but I'm doubly bad! not only do I go into GoodWill, I bring things home from the sewing class I help teach! I'm forever bringing old wooden spools, old sewing gadgets, muslin scraps big enuf for string block foundations..you name it! I have also found a huge dry erase board for doodling my quilting designs..and other TREASURES! :::grin::::

Belvie said...

Your are not being bad, you are being frugal!! And remember this is something you will use and the money you spent will help with their programs. I love going to the thrift stores and seeing what I can find. I found replacements for some of the old Corelle I had broken!

Mama Koch said...

We don't have a local Goodwill, but a not-for-profit thrift shop that I frequent. Figure that if I donate I need to buy too!
It's amazing that somebody else's junk is a treasure to me. Have found several pieces of fabric that I must-have for my collection too.
It's a continuous cycle...but we're recycling....right?!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I buy mens plaid shirts for quilt making. By buying and recycling stuff you are HELPING! lol! Give yourself a big pat on the back for your good work!

Shelina said...

I have curbside pick up. It helps me because they call every two weeks, so I have to find things to give them regularly. You are tempting me to go to the thrift store though! I suppose that if they have stuff that helps you finish up things, or motivates you to do more quilting, it couldn't be too bad. As you didn't bring home 7 boxes of stuff!

Hazel said...

Add me to the list ,I find lots of fabric ,quilt books and patterns at the GoodWill . I think my best buy was a Qsnap floor frame for 20.00 .We're recycling ,its good for the environment

Kristie said...

Sure, Norma, you will drive on by! You are just like every other quilter, we can't pass up fabric!!!
I'm jealous, I have never found any fabric at our Goodwill. I just love Goodwill or any thrift store.
Kristie