Sunday, November 4, 2012

Blog Hop 11 - Unusual Stash Acquisition


Stitching the Night Away Stitching Bloggers Blog Hop

What has been your most unusual or most interesting stash acquisition to date?

I almost didn't answer this question since I usually just haunt the normal places for stash.  You know the LNS, Michaels, Hobby Lobby,  I occasionally check out the thrift stores but only if I'm in there for another reason.  Then I passed by some pieces I have hanging in my hall and remembered how they came to be in my possession.  I work at a LNS and came to work one day and found a box on our front doorstep.  It was labeled Mom's Needlework.   I brought it into the store and opened and discovered about a dozen pieces of gorgeous needlework.  Some were unframed and some were, well, let's just say they were very badly framed.  When the manager of the store came in, we went through the box more thoroughly and divided  the pieces up among ourselves.  Now before anyone asks, we had no way of finding out who had left the box.  We could only surmise that someone wanted them to go to a good home.  So I took the ones I wanted and have since had them reframed and am now displaying them in my home.  Part of me is sad that the family didn't think enough of them to keep them.  To them they were probably just Mom's knitting.  On the other hand, they cared enough to take them to where they thought they might be cherished (which I do).  They didn't just take them to a thrift shop.   These works of art are very precious to me (even if I didn't stitch them myself) and I will always honor them in my home.

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9 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

Isn't that sad? I hope no one treats my stitching that way when I'm gone!

Shaunterria Owens said...

It is so wonderful that you were able to find a place in your home for those abandoned pieces. At least they ended up with someone who knows their true value.

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Claudette497 said...

My DH's family wouldn't take his Nona's work with a pound of tea. I inherited all of it and I do treasure each piece. I'm glad this family treasured the work enough to deliver it to a place where it would be honored.

rosey175 said...

I often see stitched pieces at our local thrift stores -- enough that I could never home them all! It's wonderful that you've adopted some and gave them the love they deserve! I'd love to see pictures of them if you wouldn't mind! :)

Kasey said...

I'm glad that the pieces ended up where they found love and enjoyment, but I can see the sad side of this tale. How interesting that they just appeared like that.

Bonnie Brown said...

What an interesting story!
I am just glad that the person dropped them off to your LNS instead of putting them in the trash.

Stitchy McStitcher said...

I think that is great idea! Like leaving a baby or puppy on the steps of a home where you know they will be taken care of. Very sweet. <3

Meari said...

I remember you talking about the box left on the doorstep! :)

Nicola said...

I came across your blog and have enjoyed my visit. Looking forward to following your stitching journey.