This was go good, that on Monday I went to the new Children's Home thrift store. I scrounged around and got this all for $10. There's a nice lap/baby quilt, two round, small hoops, not to mention several stitched cross stitch pieces, a nice sized piece and smaller piece of cq fabric, four silk ties, thread...
So, with this success I went on to the Hospice thrift store. Wow... Someone had donated an artist's collection - there were music/score books and sheets (all of which I left), painters books, and what? yes, cross stitch patterns! I went through and pulled the ones I liked, and at the counter asked how much are these, and she said 10 cents a piece and started counting. Then she said, you've got so many, how about $3.00. I said great, and gave a little extra.
Before long I'll have to another donation of my stuff to these thrift stores so someone else can treasure them for a while, and I can get more old ones to treasure! It is such fun to find things and wonder who used them, and get to use my imagination for their use!
Charlene in SC.USA