I've just about concluded that the happiest thrifting find there is is a nice sample of crewelwork. I have yet to find the crewel piece that's so tacky it doesn't deserve the time of day. Because you can always take tacky and go *with* it, you know?
Gorgeous glowing colors on this one! I backed it in fuschia wool, and made big fat Aegean blue velvet piping around the pillow.
And it's in my shop!
I must report my best thrifted conversation, overheard as two elderly men poked through the bin of cassette tapes:
First man: Look here, it's Neil Diamond.
Second man: Oh yeah? I went to high school with him. He was always getting into trouble for writing songs in class. The teacher said, 'Neil, that songwriting's not going to get you anywhere.'
End of conversation.