On Saturday morning DH said to get up early as there were some garage sales he wanted to go to. So up I got and out we went. We went to many, but it was at two that I scored oh so well. This parcel was more than I usually pay out at one time: These two bags and this plastic box that Henry V is helping me open was $10. Why did I put out so much for it? I saw embroidery thread. And if each skein is about $1 [maybe a little less] I was sure I saw more than $10 worth of it. Just by looking briefly inside the plastic box. I had no idea what was in the other two bags that were tied with a pink ribbon together and in which the plastic box had been. So I took a chance and gave the nice lady my $10. This license plate we saw outside one sale is how I feel after opening the bags!!!!
but in truth I have enough to share! I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to find these two sets of scissors, great sizes for embroidery work and great for taking on airplanes too.
and they are all "L"s for Lynn! LOL Really!
And then I dug a little deeper and pulled out this bunch of embroidery thread!
This is the same lower bag on the flip side with more colors, bag never opened!
to incorporate them into my art making!
Kept digging and brought up this oval hoop and a whole set of craft needles!!!!
And this nest of thread is in the plastic box...
of same colors on top of each other so the count is much higher than you can see in the picture!!!!
and then these purchased it shows in Wisconsin!
Also in the two bags were this huge array of "pillow tubes", and table runners to be embroidered, and more embroidery hoops.
granddaughter...it's a hoot!!!
It says: "Men like the important things in life...women!"
A handful of blue thread fell out of this pillow slip!
and kept diving into the threads as I tried to photograph it all.
bracelet that I bought myself for $3. It's bright orange beads happened to match the color
of the Henley shirt I was wearing and I liked the ceramic flowers...and silver flower and leaf clasp! More embellishments were found at yet another garage sale!
as were these huge bundles of felt that will make wonderful backings for art quilts...I found these little nesting houses (from Mrs Fields Cookies) in a free box
and thought the grand kids would have fun with them...and last but not least, the houses are on top of three magazines I bought myself
and a book for the kids that says "I can Read" as they are learning to read now;
and these earrings as they were full of bangles that I was sure would look good on art work.Whew, I am pooped.
I think I will have to have another give away soon.
If anyone likes to embroider and would like any of the pillow tubes or table runners please just give me a shout in the comments!!!! Hey I might even throw in some embroidery floss!
I am sure I have more now than I can ever use in my life time. What a fun day!
Lunch out was Salmon BLT sandwiches on the best sourdough bread.
I like it so much I bought a loaf of their Rosemary sourdough
to bring home.
Enjoy your weekend!