While I'm not the intended recipient of the charity provided by organizations such as Salvation Army, Goodwill or American Cancer Society, I certainly benefit from their charitable works. Today I picked up four men's dress shirts, all half price, for a new batch of aprons. Maybe a few people I know will benefit from that transaction.
The nice ladies at St. Luke's (I think they are angels, really) perform miracles in Ziploc baggies. They carefully coordinate cotton remnants, package them up and sell them for 10-75 cents. I feel like a kid again, at the Hello Kitty store, picking out a grab bag. Except now, at the thrift store, the grab bags are see-through and less expensive. Of course I bought way too many remnants today, but really, can a girl have too much fabric?
And Miss Avery kept herself quite busy while mommy was at therapy. She made Aidan a pair of flesh colored PJ pants (or alien pants as he calls them), using a pair of his pants for a pattern and directions from Simply Sewing. We checked it out from the library, but we will definitely buy our own copy - fun projects, simple directions, just my speed. If only I could find a copy at the thrift store! Perhaps Friday morning at 9 AM. I have a therapy appointment at the hospice thrift store. Everything will be half off. I can't wait.