From England I came back with all the wool that I needed for projects later on in the year, along with wadding for Hectors quilt and a wide selection of cotton threads. The wool was one of the promotions in Aldi and seemed perfect for the projects I have in mind.
One of my biggest joys is having a mooch around Thrift stores whilst in America. There are a couple in Mount Dora that never fail to delight. I am always amazed at the bargain prices and bring back as much as I can. I have several Christmas projects already organised, so these are a wonderful addition.
This was a Santa door panel for $2.
This a swinging Santa holder, enough to make 4 for $5.
Crochet cotton for 25 cents per ball.
A wonderful array of vintage crochet patterns 10 cents each.
Sewing patterns for 25 cents each.
Finally some felt ornaments to make, complete with all the necessary threads and such to make them, a real bargain at $1 each packet. I thought they would make beautiful toppers for my gifts for this year. I love it when I find a bargain and am delighted when I can add to my collection for such small amounts. I spend many a happy hour browsing patterns and wondering who has used them and worked on them before me. Imagining the finished products and how much pleasure they bring. I have saved money and helped to recycle things that would otherwise have gone to landfill so I am pleased with myself. Have you had any great finds recently?
See you soon.