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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  09:49:11 AM  Show Profile
Oh my stars! Hubby and I had to run some errands over in Spokane yesterday… And I managed to hit two thrift stores.
Among a few other goodies, look what I scored! Each of these quilts cost anywhere from $2.99 to $3.99 and several of them were half price, “color ticket of the day”…
I also got two cute aprons. One is a homemade apron. That’s the red one, and the chili peppers one is a manufactured apron, but I’m gonna have fun embroidering something on the front of it.
What a fun day!
And,, as always… Sissy had to give her ‘4-paws of approval’!!






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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  09:51:41 AM  Show Profile




Sorry, my cell phone was hiccuping so had to separate the photos..


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  09:53:05 AM  Show Profile
BTW,,, The flag one was done in strips… and some of the strips were cut more narrow, while others were cut wider to create the illusion of the movement of the flag. Really awesome job.

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2244 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2244 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  10:08:19 AM  Show Profile
My goodness what a great score! Your thrift shops are sure a lot better than the ones around here.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  10:27:58 AM  Show Profile

I spent under $24.00 for all 7 quilts…
I certainly was doing the ‘Happy Dance’..

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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6583 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6583 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  10:29:42 AM  Show Profile
Beautiful Grace, great score!

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2244 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2244 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  10:31:06 AM  Show Profile
You are very fortunate. The only things at the thrift stores around here for under $3.99 are books.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  10:51:41 AM  Show Profile
Judith,, oh Wow!
Well that’s a bummer!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  10:54:42 AM  Show Profile
It’s funny, my mother volunteered at her churches thrift store, and I could always find cashmere sweaters for just a couple of dollars and doilies and hankies and vintage gloves for anywhere from $.50 to a dollar. That was in Palm Springs… Palm Springs was my best place to find cashmere sweaters. Up here Kashmir sweaters go for a bloody Fortune that being said I can find tourist shirts – Hawaiian themed shirts for just a couple of dollars Down in Palm Springs they went for outrageous amounts. I think it’s all about location. That being said with mid-century modern and vintage being very popular, a resurgence, the prices are definitely going up and the goodies are getting harder to find. I got lucky with these quilts because up here it’s a very big quilting community so I guess the values are a little less because they’re such an abundance. unlike if I were in Southern California quilt would probably go for two or three times or more the amount. Again, it’s all about location.

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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1158 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1158 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  11:53:18 AM  Show Profile
Great score Grace! I can’t even find 100% wool sweaters anymore.

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

2244 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
2244 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  12:42:37 PM  Show Profile
Ever since the needle felting craze began wool sweaters are extinct in thrift shops.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7482 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7482 Posts

Posted - May 18 2024 :  7:13:00 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I haven't been able to find a 100% wool, cashmere, angora, or alpaca sweater in years. They are needed for felting and if you find them they are expensive. That said, my newer washing machine only does cold rinse, so I can't use it to felt sweaters.

You find the best stuff in your area, Grace. Are they all found at the same thrift store? Where does all the stuff come from?


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Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2691 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2691 Posts

Posted - May 19 2024 :  5:28:47 PM  Show Profile
Oh my gosh, Grace!! WOW!! You always score!!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3075 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3075 Posts

Posted - May 19 2024 :  6:45:39 PM  Show Profile
I really like that flag! I might have to try something like that to make a mini garden flag. My summer ones are too bad to hang up again this year. In the first picture it looks like Sissy wants to know what treat you're going to make her while wearing your new apron :)



~Heather
“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” — George Washington

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - May 20 2024 :  1:24:53 PM  Show Profile
Grace, you walked away with an amazing stash! Lovely finds. I also really like the flag one. Have you ever considered making Sissy her own apron? LOL she would look so dang cute!

Krista
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1542 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1542 Posts

Posted - May 20 2024 :  6:01:41 PM  Show Profile
Great score, Grace!!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 21 2024 :  7:46:20 PM  Show Profile
Krista,, if I made Sissy her own quilt, she probably would ignore it, much more fun to claim mine!!! lol!

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7482 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7482 Posts

Posted - May 21 2024 :  9:28:33 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
We made that flag tablerunner in my guild last year. It isn't hard and makes a great centerpiece. It is hard to believe someone would get rid of it. Some people just don't value handmade items like we farmgirls do. When we find quilts or tablerunners like that in thrift shops my husband and I think that the quilter's relatives sure don't value the time and talent it took to make it.

I've gotten cross-stitched framed sayings and pictures for way under $5, and I know how much time it takes to complete projects like that.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

Edited by - quiltee on May 21 2024 9:30:35 PM
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6592 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6592 Posts

Posted - May 22 2024 :  07:47:56 AM  Show Profile
Grace, you did indeed hit the jackpot! WOW!! Enjoy these new treasures.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - May 22 2024 :  12:39:18 PM  Show Profile
Grace, I guess that makes sense. I have a few children who do the same lol!

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 22 2024 :  1:25:18 PM  Show Profile
Krista... Yep!!! heeheeheee!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - May 22 2024 :  1:28:00 PM  Show Profile
Linda, 'sew' true!
It saddens me when I sew lovely, crochet, cross stitch, quilts and aprons that were lovingly made and gifted only to end up in a box destined for the Thrift stores..

But their loss, my gain!..

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