The question for this blog hop is:
What has been your most unusual or most interesting stash acquisition to date?
I really had to think about this one. One of my coolest is one of my smallest: my scissors reel. I think it came from a storage unit that my husband bought but I don't remember for sure. I can tell you that it was made by Ketchum & McDougall.
UPDATE: The scissor reel has a pin on the back which I attach to my shirt near my right shoulder. The part that is hooked to the scissors is on a self-retracting cable (think of how a tape measure works). When I need to cut something, I pull the scissors away from my body and clip away. When I'm done, the scissors "reel" back into place.
Another great find was something I didn't keep. Back in the 1990's as I was travelling across Montana, I stopped at a small cross-stitch shop. In the leaflet racks, I found two Paula Vaughan in Miniature leaflets. I knew that leaflet was out-of-print and very hard to find. I bought both of them for the cover price of $6.50 and when I got home I sold them on Ebay for $73 each.
More recently, I went to a garage sale a couple of houses down from me and found two cross stitch leaflets: Chandler's Cottage by Thomas Kinkade and Watering Can from Lanarte. This was a surprising find because the bulk of the items for sale were quilting related. Yes, I did manage to buy some fabric as well at 50¢ a yard!
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