I’ve been trying to find more embroidery hoops for a wall collage in my daughter’s room for a while now. I’ve had an especially hard time finding small ones. This week I hit the jackpot at the thrift store. Yay! I found 7 small and 6 medium and got them all for about $8. YES!
After the last post, a few people asked me how I find my good thrift finds. Here it is: sheer luck. I have no great tips or secrets. I don’t have a ton of time to scour every thrift store and I don’t want to accumulate a lot of stuff I don’t need, so I’m pretty selective. In fact I have just one that I hit on occasion. Maybe it helps that I generally just stick with the one because I know exactly where to go in that store and I can do a pretty quick walk through of my hot spots. And it’s totally hit or miss. Sometimes I find something fantastic, most of the time not. The last time I went I spent about 10 minutes because I had kids with me and we were only supposed to be looking for Halloween costumes and embroidery hoops. No luck that day. I just happened to take a detour past the pyrex and spotted the green bowl. Total luck. That’s all.
This last time I went I was dropping off 4 giant bags worth of cleaned-out-closets (LOVE that feeling). I ran in to check for hoops and got lucky. But didn’t come home with much else. Just totally hit or miss. Luckily for me, it was a hit that day.
Here are some of the fabrics I’m using. Once again, I will post a finished picture as soon as I finish. I’m hoping to work on this project today.
And I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday!