Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thread stash: part two!

So in my last post, I shared my thread stash as part of a little blog hop.  One of the questions was how to build a stash and I casually answered to check thrift stores, because you never know what you find.  Well my friends, I had to share what I found a thrift store yesterday!  65 skeins of hand-dyed floss for a quarter each!!!  I couldn't believe it!  It seems (sadly) that a needlework shop went out of business and donated things that were left over.  So here's what I got!

These are from Stranded by the Sea, which I'm not familiar with, but they are beautiful hand-dyed colors and all have sea-inspired names. 

These are a few random ones I got, a few silks and what I think is linen, but it's not labeled.

A few Crescent Colours

 Then, the jackpot...43 skeins of Weeks Dye Works!  I seriously about flipped out in the store. I grabbed every skein that was on the rack.  I couldn't believe I was going to get these for a quarter each. 

Such beautiful colors.  Now I've got to find a way to store all these new goodies!

So be sure to peek in a thrift store every now and then, because seriously, you NEVER know what you will find!


Brenda A said...

Oh wow!! Look at all that awesomeness. I have yet to find anything other than a couple wooden hoops and some Walmart kits at any of my thrift stores, but I'm going to keep looking in case I win the lottery like you just did!!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

I'm telling you brenda..I still can't beleive it!

Anna van Schurman said...

WOW!!! What a haul. Lucky you.

Flaming Nora said...

Just had to read through this post twice, with my mouth hanging slightly open. You are one lucky gal, you hit the mother load there. Amazing!