Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Junk In My Trunk

First, a short story to explain the title of my post - and show my newest 'treasure'. Probably 99% of the wool I use for my hooked rugs, comes from thrift store clothing. I store it in the trunk of my car until I have a nice day where I can sit outside and dismantle it prior to throwing it in the washing machine. During the cold winter months, the stash of wool in my trunk can get quite expansive. Several years ago hubby was driving my car - at night - in a snowstorm - on the freeway - wearing a business suit - when he got a flat tire. Needless to say, he was really upset to find all the stuff that had to be unloaded before he could get to the jack & the spare tire in the trunk. I'm lucky he didn't leave all my wool by the side of the road when he was done replacing the flat. Boy did I get a talking to when he got home that night! However, my habits have not changed since then - my trunk is still usually full of wool clothing and other thrift store treasures. I saw this necklace offered on Gia's blog Decorator to the Stars. The spoon necklace is etched with the words "I always have junk in my trunk" - so you can see why I had to have it, right? LOL

9 comments:

lilianril said...

Looks perfect for you!

Kim said...

LOL That is a good find. I can relate to your story. Last month when I had a flat tire, the tow truck driver had a bit of a chore to get to the spare tire. But mine wasn't wool - just plain junk!

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Perfect!! Cute story!!

Audrey said...

You are a gal after my heart with that story!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~ ~ ~ LOVE IT :-)
Lauren

Nedra said...

That's hillarious. Barry is usually so even tempered that I'm sure it took quite a bit of stuff to get him to complain. Hey, the wool could have kept him warm if needed in an emergency!
My trunk is an open window, so hiding my stash there wouldn't work.

Mimi Sue said...

Funny story. Cute necklace. Mimi

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Oh My goodness Gayle! I am sooooo far behind!!! I love your blog....I am such a lurp!! Now I know it's on my side bar!!! I love your spoon necklace, and you're aren't going to believe it, but I have one that says "flea market fairy" on the front, and "she always has junk in trunk" on the back! I can olny wish my trunk was full of wool tho...:-) But it's always full of some TS junk! I knew we werre kindred spirits! I love your story, and ya I have to agree with you, you are lucky your DH didn't drive off and leave your wool on the side of the road! LOL
I'm on my way to a TS today! ( I need a fix) ♥

Deb said...

That's a great piece and I love your story about all the junk in your trunk!