Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Stash Additions

Oh, boy! Look at what I just picked up at my favorite department store!

I was speaking with one of the sales ladies and I mentioned I was participating in an online swap, ALQS3. I said I had a loose idea of what I was thinking of doing. And that I was planning on using all batiks and wanted to include some yarn embellishments for a little change of pace. Sounds artsy enough, right?

She got a big smile on her face and pulled a big basket of all sorts of new fancy yarns for me to take a look at. The colors just popped right out at me.

This was my very first yarn purchase so that made me very excited. I just opened up a whole new window for decorating my quilts.

My question for you would be, are there any great yarn and embellishment companies out there that I've been missing out on? Please fill me in.


  1. That is some stash. Someone is going to be VERY happy!!
    smiles, Deena

  2. Holy macaroni! This is one topic I am familiar with. I have those novelty yarns and about 5000 others! lol
    Not all of them are whole skeins of course. Most are 5-10yd. skeins that I got from "fiber" swaps off a scrapbook message boards I used to frequent. We used to use these a lot when we made our scrapbook layouts. I still think they are adorable to tie in the center of a button on a paper flower and have the fiber flowing down. Just tons of uses for it.

    Also, If you have a Big Lots check their craft section as they often get those novelty yarns in and sell them for less than $2 each skein.
    From time to time I've also seen some really nice ones at the Dollar Tree! I won't go to the yarn specialty shops and pay over $6/skein unless I have a specific project in mind for it.


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