The trick, however, is to remember that this item is something you bought to offer someone else. You may adore your little purchase, but make sure you love it enough to set it free, as hokey as that sounds!
That's what happened when I spied this "Summer Bloom" Creative Crewel Stitchery kit, all for one dollar in a Kansas City thrift shop. Not only did it make me think of my dear pal Ruth Handel in Los Angeles, but it also reminded me of a beautiful crewel bouquet that my mom stitched up for my grandmother many years ago.
This finished basket of colorful posies hung in Grandma Churchill's bedroom for several years collecting lots of farm dust. It, too, came from a kit that Mom transformed into this bright,floral fantasy.
I don't know if Ruth will actually turn her bag of yarn and canvas into a potential work of art, but if she wants, I might just be able to have my arm twisted into doing it myself.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter