Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hard Work Recognized

Do you shop at thrift stores? 

I don't have many thrift stores near me. We have just 1 locally. A few others if I want to drive 20 min or so. Very disappointing. 

Anyway, my kids love to shop there. I'm not really sure why... But it's a treat when I tell them we are stopping. 

So yesterday after grocery shopping, my youngest and I stopped in for a quick look. They had so many hot finds. An awesome wooden chair with a padded seat that was screaming "BUY ME... REDO ME". It was only $15. I regret ignoring it's pleas. It was a perfect redo item! 

One thing that always breaks my heart is when I see homemade items for sale. Like baby blankets etc. Someone put a lot of work into them and I just shake my head at how under appreciated the item must have been. I have rescued a few quilts over the years. 

Well yesterday in the craft yarn bin, I found a bag of crocheted granny squares and hexagons. 



And even though they aren't necessarily my colors.. I had to scoop them up. Look at all that hard work someone did! 



I'm not quite sure what I will turn them into yet.. Maybe a tote?



I just knew I couldn't leave them buried in a scrap yarn bin. 



Any ideas? 
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15 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh, my gosh! What a fantastic find. You definitely need to do something with them. I think the colors are great; hexagons are wonderful. These bright colors are all the rage now in contemporary sewing and crafting. Good luck with whatever you decide to do with them. Thanks for rescuing them!

Heather said...

Aw, great find and rescue! Is there enough to make a big throw pillow?

Needled Mom said...

What a find! I always feel so bad when I see such hard work so cheap too.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I bring home so many of these treasures! I just can't stand to see this kind of item languishing in the thrift store junk bins when someone put so much love and work into them. Good rescue!

Wendy B said...

It's always such a treat to find such treasures in the thrift shop....just like Christmas!!! I can see something beautiful and loved being made, whether it be a throw pillow, lap rug or something else, it will be treasured at least!
sugary hugs xox
Wendy ;o)

Wendy said...

What a super great find! They would make great cushion covers unless you wanted to add to them to make blankets...

Melody said...

what a fabulous find.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I'm so glad you rescued these! Yes, someone worked very hard to make these.

Janine said...

What a fantastic find! I'm sure whatever you make with those blocks will be beautiful and treasured for years to come :) I know some people (like my Mum!) knit things like baby clothes to give to charity shops so hopefully not all the handmade items are unwanted gifts. What I find heartbreaking is that that handmade items are sold so cheaply - often for less than the yarn/fabric would cost.

Gayle said...

A fabulous find, looking forward to see what you do with them.

Maria said...

How did I miss this post?
Looks like you have fun putting together the rescued Granny Squares. What did you end up making out of them?
I popped over to see how many squares I need the the dashed Postage Stamp Quilt.... I am STILL working on it...
Hope alls well with you and the boys..
Hugz
Maria

Barb said...

What a great find!! You are bound to have fun with them!!
Barb :)

Lovely Rory Beca Sevona Maxi Gown said...

WOW! These are looking awesome.

obat penghilang tatto said...

Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx

obat aborsi said...

Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx obat penggugur kandungan