I am so excited! Look what I got today for $5.00. We were in Angola Indiana for a couple of basketball games for our 5th grader. Since we were there early, we drove around downtown and stumbled upon a Thrift Store, run by a sorority - can't remember which one, sorry. Today was fill a bag day for $5.00. I found 5 blazers and 3 skirts. I'm drying the first load and washing the second load right now. All are 100% wool and will be used in either penny rugs or my rug hooking. Mr. Nosey aka Frito immediately jumped on the couch after I laid out the items. You can almost see the bulls eye on his side in this photo. He is such a helper!
We stopped at the Goodwill after the game, but I'm just getting disappointed in Goodwill. Their prices are high and the quality of items is going downhill. I picked up a 6" high pillar candle that was dinged up thinking I could prim it up good and no one would ever know. The price was $2.00!!!!! Sorry, but I can a new one at Walmart for a little more than that. I know that they are working for disadvantaged people, but $2.00 for a used, beaten up candle?????? The Goodwill in our town isn't any better. If I never went in again I don't think I'd miss it. I will definitely go back to the TS where I bought the wool. Unfortunately it didn't have many knick knack items to paint. I just finished this candle board this week. I based it on the directions from Char. Instead of the whale tail top that she used, I used a tombstone top. I have another project in the works with a whale tail top and don't want 2 with the same top in the living room. After hanging it on the wall I just laid candles that I bought at Walmart for 25 cents each on the nails to see how it was going to look. I hadn't had the time to prim them up yet. My advisors (my boys, ages 11 & 8) told me they thought it would look better if I'd remove the wrapping from the candles!!! Maybe there's hope for them yet, they are moving in the prim direction.
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