Friday, January 16, 2009

Quilt Guild Stash n Cash Loot

Last night my friend Trudy and I went to quilt guild and made a haul! It was their annual Stash n Cash and boy did I get a bunch of stuff! If you're not familiar with Stash n Cash, what they do is people bring their unwanted things, they place them in neat little piles on long tables with a brown paper bag taped to the table in front of each pile. We purchase tickets for .25 a piece and then you drop your ticket into the bag in front of the pile of treasures you hope to win and then they draw out one ticket per bag per pile. And my name was drawn out 6 times! And yes others had mulitiple wins too, so I wasn't being piggy--just lucky!




Here's my haul!

As the husband looks at it and says--another box of crap.

But I look at it and say--Oh yeah look at my big box of treasures!




I got..... a kit with fabric for a small quilt of some sort, the cat I'm not sure what it is, but it did come with punchneedle thread, although it's a little large for that, a panel of fabric with a cute sewing motif............




.....this poor orphaned group of fabric and lace for crazy quiliting. I didn't win this--it was left on the table, because no one wanted it, so those piles were up for grabs and I thought I could give it a good home with the rest of my stash......................



A big ol' stack of 22 pre-printed animal and doll panels! Too cute huh! ....................and good to help my youngest daughter learn to sew........



....several patterns..........



........ a stack of 6 feedsacks! Great for making aprons, that yes I do wear when I cook, because I'm so messy and it's just plain fun to wear an apron anyways.............



....and my biggest score! These vintage embroidery transfers--and yup the one in the center is Raggedy Ann! Love the vintage sock monkey pattern too.....


...and last, but not least.....even more! vintage embroidery transfers. I just seem to have a thing for these and can't get enough of them!

Needless to say I was quite happy and all for only a few bucks.

7 comments:

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and what a wonderful "box of crap"! Oh how funny! Sure wish they had something like that around here, but then maybe I could start one myself with all the "boxes of crap" I have. Visit my blog, I have something wonderful up for Friday Flea Market and it will fit with in with all of your goodies! Mimi

Cindy B said...

wow...you really did well! I Love what you brought home with you!!

Jenna Z said...

WOW! Lucky you! We used to have something like this at rabbit shows we competed at. Everyone would bring something (bag of rabbit food, exhibit cage, cute stuffed bunny, sometimes even a baby from a litter) and then you would put tickets in paper sacks. You really made out! Lucky!

Tall House Quilts said...

What a haul! Would love to visit your guild for this event. It is really true that one's (wo)man's trash is another's treasure isn't it

Rhonda said...

Oh soooo cool. I love this idea. It could work for anything. I think I am going to incorporate it into a few of my group get togethers. Do you want to be in one of them....I forgot I don't have any group get togehters so I need to start some. Hehehe.

The sista that doesn't have a crap narrator at home or any get togethers either
Rhonda

PS I want a copy of that sock monkey pattern. I want to make one for Syd and the new baby. They have the cutest multi colored ones at a casino 4 miles west of Joplin. Greg saw them and thought Jim would love one. I guess I could trade new sock monkey for pattern.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

I'm ever so envious of your "box of crap"! I want a box of crap too! LOL

Smiles,
Lea

Mrs. Staggs said...

Wow, that is a wonderful collection of crafty goodness! I especially like those old feedsacks. The feel of that old fabric is so nice, and the graphics are wonderful. I turned one into a pillow for a wicker love seat right off of my kitchen recently, and I really like the way that it turned out.