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.