May 5, 2008

Stash Galore

A few months ago, I met a lady through Freecycle who said she had a bunch of cross stitch stuff but it was packed in boxes and she didn't have time go through all the boxes at that time. She said she'd go through it and get back to me. In the meantime, every few weeks I received an email from her telling me that she hadn't forgotten and updated me on the latest happenings in her life... planning a wedding, buying a house, moving, etc. The day finally came that she found most of her stash and we arranged for her to drop it off at my house today! During my face-to-face conversation with her, she told me how glad she was to find someone to take it because she was just going to THROW IT AWAY. Can you believe that?!?

I haven't really had a chance to look at everything, but I did take pics of everything:

Fabric


More Fabric


Charts


More Charts


Magazines


Kits

Before she left, she asked me "Would you want anything else if I find the rest?" I said: "Sure!" LOL

36 comments:

Bliss said...

What a wonderful gift this woman gave you! You are one very lucky girl!

Terry said...

Gee, no I don't want any more stash I'm all full up! LOL You received a great stash haul. I can't imagine someone giving all that up. When I stopped stitching for a few years it never crossed my mind to get rid of it.

Patty Smith (ILCS) said...

Very lucky lady indeed!!! WOW where do I find my friend like this one...lol

Kendra said...

WOW! What a great haul...and it was all FREE! I need to put a post on Freecycle to see if anyone out there has some stitching stash they want to get rid of... :-)

Rene la Frog said...

OMG, you are one lucky lady!! You'll have enough to keep you in fabric and stash for a long long time

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Well what cross stitcher would say no? Not me for sure!

Kathryn said...

My goodness. That is a LOT of stash! Even if you use only one or two pieces from it, it's still quite a find. It sort of reminds me of the early days of Ebay, when kids were cleaning out their parents house and offering flosses and fabrics at bargain prices because they had no idea how much it was actually worth.

Erica said...

Holy stash batman! :-)

How lucky you are! Go Freecycle.

Enjoy your new toys!

Carla Rizzie said...

Holy Cow and she was going to throw it away. Oh my gosh. What a lovely stash surprise to you. Can't wait to see some of this done. LOL

Brenda said...

Good for you. Today was your lucky day. I hope that you find you can use almost all of it. Stitch fast, now.

karen said...

what a great haul! It is so much fun to receive stash like this, i was lucky once like you from a friend of my Aunt's. have fun fondling it all.

Mary said...

Wowowowow!!!! Meari, how cool and amazing for you!

Heather said...

Your so lucky Well Done
HEather M

Cindy said...

Wow! You hit the motherlode on that one, lucky girl!

Virpi said...

Oh, you are so lucky. I'm really happy for you.

Nic said...

Great stash haul!

And the fun part of it is if you dn't want it, there's Freecycle there to keep it moving :o)

Nic

Mylene said...

WOW! That's a lot. Enjoy!!

Chiloe said...

Can I move in to your area? lol YOu are the LUCKY lady of the month !!!

Debra said...

Meari, you got lucky!
Debra in Indiana

Lisa said...

Hey Meari! Karma I tell ya....you do good, and it comes back to you...and it has, congrats!Lisa :-)

Shari said...

Wow Meari,
I want to meet people like you know!!! What an awesome haul you got!!! Way to go!!!

liz said...

You have the "touch" oh high priestess of stash! I must build
a "stash shrine" so I can get
some of your mojo!!!

katrien (ILCS) said...

lucky you :-) enjoy all that wonderfull stash!

Barbara said...

WHAT A HAUL!!!!! Congrats on such a terrific gift.
Barb in TX

sales said...

That is a lot of stuff! I can't believe that she was just going to throw it all away! I am glad that you received it.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Geez Meari...you got all of that Stash...ah are you sure you don't want to share some of that with us....LOL....Lucky you...

I'm just thankful that your house didn't catch on fire let alone the Microwave...geez...that could've been very bad.

Have fun with ALL of your STASH...

Take care & Happy Stashing/Stitching

Sharon said...

Good Lord! that is a lot of stash! Enjoy and congrats for making a "B" on your test!

Lisa said...

Oh my!!! You have Aida up the wazoo now! Won't need that for a while will ya. Hey! I have some of those charts too!

Julie said...

Woo Hoo! You really hit the jack pot! Enjoy all the goodies!

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness! And she was going to throw all of that away? I'm glad you were able to avert that crisis and end up with an impressive stash haul in the process. :)

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Wow Meari - what a wonderful haul!! And to think she would have just binned it too! Freecycle's not big over here in the UK - wish it were!!

Lelia said...

Thank goodness the stash is with you!! And not in a litter bin : )

Anna said...

Man, you made out like a bandit! Whatever will you do with it all? It will take you a few days just to go through all those mags. Is the material she gave you mostly aida? Lucky you to end up with all her stash! I' sure there are a lot of things you won't want to stitch. You could probably sell a lot of it on Ebay

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW lady you hit the treasure chest.... you are sure making me drooooollll!!!!!!!!!

Sandra said...

Wow!!! Your stitching angel was right beside you the time you met her. God bless her for her kindness, sure you will give a good use to it!

stitcherw said...

All I can say is WOW, you sure got lucky with that, and the stash got a lovely new home. What a win win situation for you both. :)
Sue