Thursday, August 17, 2006

frugal shopping


Well, the errands didn't take nearly as long as I thought they would, and while we were out, we ran into Salvation Army. I found this bag of fabric, it has 2 pieces of wool, 1 camel, 1 greenish blue, totaling 1 and 1/2 yds., a yd. piece of a dark olive wool blend, a yd. pice of oatmeal aida which will come in handy for any Christmas ornaments I cross stitch, a nice piece of a pretty finely woven burlap, also a yd piece, and 2 pieces of cotton. One is a yard of an off white with navy blue stars, the other is 2 pieces of a farm animal cotton, which I can see becoming placemats for the craft show. The only piece I don't think I'll use is a brown light weight upholstery piece. It was only $1.50 for the whole bag. Plus I got home with a couple of hours to spare, so I can design and maybe start my next chair pad. Siobhan suggested a house, so I think I'll do a salt box. My aunt in Newfoundland lives in one that's painted cream, but for years it was green ,and I just may hook her house in green, with the hills behind it.

2 comments:

Siobhan said...

I bought two bags of yarn, but she didn't post about them, no did she? Hmpt. textilist, only caring about aida and rug hooking.

Melissa said...

Well...if you'd create a profile and start posting yourself, then you wouldn't have to worry about Mom's selective posting, now would you?