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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I had planned to put a border along side of my vegetable garden to keep the lawn grass at bay but it rained yesterday and I got cabin fever so to Value Village I went and this is what I got.

I got this man size Harris Tweed wool jacket. I know that you don't get that much wool from a jacket but I just had to have it.

Then I got this other man wool jacket . I love the texture of it so I had to have it too. Both jackets have been washed and dried and are ready to take apart.

By now you know that I'm a basket case for baskets so I had to have this cute little thing. It has a wooden bottom as well as inside the cover, and I love the cute latch on it. It will soon be filled with wool or something related to rug hooking.

I found this wool blanket with the right weight for $5.99 and took it home, it has been washed and dried too.

I found this floor lamp for $6.99 but it needs a shade.  I won't have to move my other floor lamp around anymore for hooking or quilting.

I couldn't resist this large piece of new Christmas fabric. It a heavy tight weaved  cotton with  gold metallic for a mere $2.99. I'm not sure what I'll make with this. Maybe some place mats or table runners.

This large piece of heavy fabric feels like jean material and I thought that it would make some awesome aprons. I couldnt just leave it there could I? All I need now is time to sew, right...

Since I've been collecting bunnies I thought that I would give them a nice home. That bunny dish had a price label of $10.00 and I got it for $1.99, the bunny bank was $2.99 and the mimi bunnies were $.69 each.

I know that Halloween is still 5 months away but I fell in love with this cute sign. It was well made and I like the handle. It was a bit pricey at $5.99 but what the heck. I took it anyway.

And for the kid in me, I got this little sturdy $.69 basket to pick a few things from the garden. It's 10 inches long by 7 1/2 wide and 6 inches deep.   The handle is collapsable  for storage. Perfect for me.

And all that shopping took me less than 15 minutes.  The place was packed so I guess that everyone was shopping too because it was raining.

Now it's back to the garden since the sun is out. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great week everyone.


  1. Great buys, Julia.
    Sun is out here in Ohio, too, after morning showers so I must get out there and get busy.
    Hugs :)

  2. Quite a nice haul. The wool looks good. I don't mind a large jacket to break down...you can get a decent piece out of it. It's rainy again here today. Where is the sun?
    Have a great day!

  3. Julia, you did good! I loved the wools. I have found you get the best deals on off season holiday items. What a fun day! Cheri

  4. Wow you had a great shopping day. Love the wool jackets. I still buy them because you can always use it for wool applique.
    I love the long white ears on the bunny bank.
    We are under a tornado watch this afternoon.
    Have a Dr. appt tomorrow hope to make some shopping stops on the way home.

  5. such great finds. can't wait to see what you do with the wool

  6. Yah for you. It's been awhile since you posted a Value Village spree. Good stuff!

  7. What fun, I am with Kim, it has been a long time since you went shopping. I always enjoy seeing what you find. You find such good things.
    I hope your rain goes away and comes back next fall. :)
    Have fun in the garden, I did that today too.

  8. Julia,
    I think you got some great buys! That tweed wool is great to over dye!
    I've had the itch to go shopping at Goodwill too. The Value Village must be like the Goodwill stores here? It looks like your stores have better "stuff" though!
    Hope your sun shines soon!
    Cathy G

  9. The jackets look great, but i woudn't have taken them apart! ;-)

    And no my eyesight didn't come back normal, but it's something i can live with...
    and yes chemo is a nasty thing. I hope you are doing good now?


  10. The wools are wonderful! Great buys! :)

  11. Great day to go shopping. You came home with a lot! Love the herringbone blazers you got. I still have quite a few on my shelf that need to be overdyed. It gives a nice texture to your rug, and works great for prim colors. Good going!

  12. You found some nice items, and you always need a basket when you garden, don't you? I can't imagine gardening without one :-)