Hooping it up at Savers

In return for donating a bunch of stuff to Savers, I got a coupon for one 30%-off shopping spree. The night DH and I returned to shop, the store was quiet – nothing like during a half-off sale – with plenty of shopping carts, no jostling in the aisles and no waiting for a dressing room!

As always, I headed straight for the craft department where I quickly passed over the few lonely skeins of novelty yarn. But I could not ignore a very pretty lilac chenille.

635 XXXL chenille

The bigger the sweater, 58″ bust, the more yarn! I’m expecting to get about one-and-a-half pounds of chenille yarn – $3.50.

I also found a cute little quilted pinwale corduroy vest for myself – $2.80

635 new vest

and a coordinating scarf – $2.10.

635 new vest with scarf

What do you think? Is this type of scarf, loosely woven cotton with fine silver metallic threads, passé?

I like the colors so much, I really don’t care. A bonus, it also looks good with both sides of my old reversible down vest! (also from Savers)

635 old vest with scarf

DH was looking for short-sleeved summer shirts to wear to work.


635 dh's new shirt

Woolrich, New With Tags

635 new with tags

– Perhaps a Father’s Day gift gone wrong? – $5.60. On the Woolrich website, shirts with the same style # are close-out priced at $29.00, It’s painful to know there are people who paid that much, let alone the full retail of $45! ouch.

After thirty-some years, DH is so used to my crafty adventures, he hardly raised an eyebrow when I added my last find, a 27″ diameter Hula Hoop, to our cart.  – $1.40.

635 hula hoop

I don’t want to ruin the surprise by telling you my plans for it. All I’ll say for now is that the project will involve crochet.

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7 Responses to Hooping it up at Savers

  1. Karen says:

    What great finds! I think the scarf is lovely, and the colors go perfectly with your vests.

    I can’t wait to see what you will do with the hula hoop!

  2. Sharon says:

    WISH I HAD A SAVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think your scarf looks great with the vest. Scarves
    are in no matter what style they are, I think. I love the colors.
    Good for you!

    • In some areas of the US, and in Canada, they’re called Value Village. Whenever we travel, we check to see whether either kind is on our route – or could be, with a slight detour. lol.

      My scarf wardrobe shows how much I agree with you; some of my favorites have been around a long time!

  3. Oh, yay! A Savers trip! You know how I love to join you on thrifty finds. I love your vest and scarf, and hubby will look very snazzy in his new shirt, I’m sure.

    I have a guess about your hoop, but I will keep it to myself for now. *wink*

  4. AnnB says:

    Oh, my….. I made a search on Google for hula hoops today, looking at their potential for arts to try myself and with the grandsons. Can do smaller versions with them using embroidery hoops that I have in abundance (inherited from MIL), cardboard, string, nails, wood, etc.

    • Sounds like you had a good time collecting ideas! I’d love to hear about what you end up making with the boys.

      I’d like to play with some smaller hoops before I try tackling the hula hoop. Not sure if I have any extra embroidery hoops, but I’m sure that I can find something that will work.

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