Category Archives: Thrifty Treasures

Three $3.00 Bags

It’s far from obvious in this photo but, I actually included at least two novelty yarns in each tote’s handwoven panel. Doing this project made me view the two very large baskets of novelty yarns that I stumbled upon in … Continue reading

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Tees for Potholders

Although several people around the nursing home have said they’d bring in their old tees for the ladies’ weaving projects, only Ellen, the recreation director, has actually delivered. Soooo. . . I continue to shop for cheap tees at Sal’s. … Continue reading

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Bargain Hunting

You probably think I’m going to talk about Black Friday specials, but no. . . I’ve been having a blast taking advantage of after-Halloween markdowns! A few days after the holiday I was still able to get a few Trick-or-Treat … Continue reading

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Totes

Crocheted another of Stephanie Gage’s Seaside Totes. (Made my previous one in 2011!) This took just half a skein (7 ounces) of that cotton I found clearance-priced at Michaels, a couple of months ago. I could hardly wait for the … Continue reading

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Three Weeks Running

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to come home from Sal’s with a beautiful yet thrifty blanket for a third consecutive week, but I did get more yarn. Six skeins of RHSS, and with Tuesday’s Sr. discount. . . 99¢ each! If … Continue reading

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A Broken Record

I recently headed to Jo-Ann’s with eight coupons, mostly 50% off regular-priced items, plus a few 40s and one 60. I got all this RHSS at an average cost of $1.92 per 7-ounce skein. Woo-Hoo! As you can tell, my … Continue reading

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Within Shopping Distance

DH and I were passing near an ACMoore store so I took the opportunity to look for a second purple yarn to go with the Bernat Camouflage from yarn fairy Ann. There wasn’t anything near the blue violet I was … Continue reading

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