Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wool Blankets Galore!

Yesterday was such a dreary day with the rain and oh look, today is exactly the same!
After the morning grandson visit, I went out to do errands and decided to make a stop at my local Goodwill store just to look for wool. Now, mind you, not many, if any, people around here do anything with wool, so the thrift stores in my area are just full of wonderful selections of just about anything that I want, for cheap, cheap! I limit my wool buying now to mostly blankets, because I really have so much of everything else, I just don't have the room. Wool blankets are a rare find at the Thrift stores though, so when I do happen to see one, I snatch it up, no matter what the price. Yesterday, I stuck gold. Not just one, but THREE wondeful, lovely, soft ,beautiful creamy colored wool blankets were there on the rack, just waiting for me to take them home.
For a total of $15.98 I was able to get a North Star blanket which is a thinner weight and two army blankets. The one army blanket is actually labeled medical blanket and with the date, 1944. It's such beautiful thick wool no holes or stains and just the perfect weight just for penny rug backgrounds. I hate to cut it up just because of the special printing on it, but the wool is so lovely that I know I'll eventually cut into it.
Getting bargains like this just makes my day even when it's rainy and dreary.
Today, after taking the satin binding off the one blanket, I'll throw them into the washer, and wash them a couple times, just to get them super clean and fresh smelling.
Of course, Precious kitty, has to attack the bag that the blankets were in. She loves those plastic bags!
I have to include a K picture. He's helping me clear off the dining room table by putting the pincushions on the ..... floor! Yikes, they didn't stay on the floor for long, I promise.
Happy Day everyone!


Colleen said...

You're so lucky to find wool blankets at the GW. Our store puts their wool things away for the summer. I love Skittles....he (she?) looks just like one of our cats! Don't ya just love the extra "help"...LOL

Betsy said...

What great finds! Your so lucky. I've never found a wool blanket while thrifting just skirts and pants. Plenty of blazers but I really don't like taking them apart so I only get them when the color is something I really like.
Have a great day.

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Cathy,
Thanks for stopping by to visit me and for your well wishes for my kitty. Your kitty is just adorable as well! What cat doesn't love an empty bag or box?? :)
I do so love your work and the sheep candle mat you're working on is just wonderful!
Hope your dreary rainy days turn into cheery sunny days.
Hugs & blessings~ Birgit

Anonymous said...

Wow what a find. I love wool blankets. Neat pictures.

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ann said...

oh that army blanket.my goodness,it's as old almost as me.do you weave or what.
i found you at roberta aa's.it's nice to meet you...ann

ann said...

i just realized.i was here sat...haha...ann

Dawn said...

Isn't GW fascinating!?! Geezs, what people throw away today, lucky there are people who craft from alot of these things, including me! You found a rare one. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Does kitty like Christmas? Ours checks out every box, bag and empty wrapping paper.

Melly said...

Don't you just love thrift store shopping so many treasures to find. Your kitty is so sweet and your grandson is soooooooooo adorable, how lovely to have him helping you, a sweet ray of sunshine :)
Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for visiting with me I appreciate it so much.
Take care

Tolentreasures said...

Great finds! I found a stack of blankets at a yard sale last summer and snatched them up fast for $2 each. What a find! Your grandson is adorable! Aren't they the best little helpers when the WANT to be? Could you frame just the words on the blanket? or make it into a pillow?



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