I walked in my house and found a large crafting box sitting on kitchen table with a note on it. It was from my cousin...she had been garage sale shopping and had come across this box and immediately though of me when she saw it, so she bought it for me. I put the letter aside, not thinking much more than, "Aww, that is sweet." and proceeded to pick up the box and put it on the floor (it was big and I am short, so I couldn't look in it).
The first thing that struck me was that it was heavy. It also smelled like campfire. Weird. And then I took the lid off. This was what I found inside:
Omigosh! Tons and tons of fabric, a couple of embroidery hoops, a scroll frame, 2 sets of Q-snaps, dozens of cross stitch books, and other odds and ends. It was a goldmine of cross stitch goodies! I was floored and immediately called my cousin to thank her. She told me she had found a few books at first and the lady having the sale wandered by and asked her if she stitched.
"No, but cousin does. She would love these!"
"Well, I have more in this box."
My cousin said there was so much stuff - she didn't know what half of it was! - that she knew she had to get it.
"I will give it all to you for $5.00."
And my cousin swooped in and bought the whole lot before the lady could change her mind.
And THAT is my most interesting (and unusual!) stash acquirement...ever.
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