or if you ask my husband, NOT so Thrifty Thursday!
But what does he know anyway?
I stopped off at the G'Willy's on my way home from the office
and left empty handed.
As I started driving towards home,
I decided to take a different route
and stop off at the Y's Buys store.
I've had decent luck at Y's Buys. This is a thrift store
run by the YMCA. They regularly call around the city
and offer to come pick up anything you would like to donate.
People donate stuff.
Lots of stuff.
Lots of good stuff!
Well, I walk in to Y's Buys and was promptly greeted by the
"25% off STOREWIDE" sign that is brought out on Tuesdays.
I completely forgot it was 25% off day!
I head down the aisle, briefly looking through the
bedspreads and comforters hanging and OMG...
I spied THIS!
I couldn't believe it!
My heart was seriously racing!
Worn and slightly tattered.....
and nine patches!
Three inch nine patches!
Little 2 1/4" finished nine patches!!!
3/4" little squares all sewn together!
Granted there are some 'condition issues',
but to me these just show that this quilt was SO well loved!
Note the area of border I will need to fix.
I plan to just do a gentle tacking, since I won't
be actually using this quilt to cover up with, but will display it.
and the pic just above shows the lovely embroidery work
someone put on the muslin that is folded over one edge of the quilt.
Clearly the quilt owner knew this edge was getting a lot of
stress from pulling the quilt up and tried to save it from itself a bit.
The binding appears to be intact under the muslin edge too!
Isn't it charming?
And here's where the hubs thinks I wasn't very thrifty.....
It was $39.99.
But with 25% off and tax,
I left the store with it for $31.79!
I was quite pleased!
Isn't it lovely?
What does the hubs know anyway? ;o)