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!