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Monday, September 27, 2010

CAN'T EVEN GIVE IT AWAY...WHAT THE HECK!



I told you a couple of weeks ago that I am getting "out" of the paper arts and I offered flat rate Priority Mail boxes of art and craft supplies for sale. Well I did actually send out approximately 8 boxes but still........................ it barely made a dent in my bulging art studio.

OK...it wasn't like I was trying to make my money back on what all that stuff has cost over the years, but my goal was to clear out my room leaving nothing but crochet, sewing, and my tools for jewelry making. That way I could actually "decorate" the room and have a nice room to set up my little folding table when I do want to create. Also there will be room for a rocking chair for which I can't tell you why...........but my daughter Shari has promised to share this secret with you very soon on her blog at She Openeth Her Mouth.



Anywhoo........I decided to put a FREE ad on Craigslist and I was looking for Non-profit groups like maybe nursing homes but only got calls from stay at home moms and a couple of church women. So I boxed it up and boxed it up until I had 17 big moving boxes full and I called everyone over the weekend and asked them to come this morning as the living room was full to the brim and you know how anxious stuff like that makes my Punkin and I wanted it G-O-N-E by the time he gets home this afternoon. Weeeeeeeelllllllllll two have come and the other three are so far a no show. And I'm jsst sayin.........this is GOOD stuff. No junk!



We also have out in the front yard a two piece sofa set and a queen size bed set all covered with plastic and waiting for the Rescue Mission Thrift Store truck to pick it up. They may get lucky and get a load of craft supplies too!

Why is it so hard to GIVE something away these days?

18 comments:

  1. I must have missed that post because I would have jumped at the chance to receieve some of this fab stuff. Hopefully you can get the room your dreaming about.
    Ann

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  2. Hey Girlie,
    Did you say FREE GOOD STUFF and I missed it?
    Send me a box of buttons and lace and I will send you postage.
    Debbie

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  3. I wish I was there Molly, I would have been there in a flash with bells on. I woould have loved it.How generous of you. Linda gypsyluv1010@gmail.com

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  4. Oh yeah, I so would have been there rummaging through it all!
    Angela

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  5. hmmm, a rocking chair.....i know what that means!!!!! :) wonderful!!!!

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  6. WELL... I love all the goodies that I got and would drive by and help you out if I lived closer:)

    I can't imagine people not showing up for freebies! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

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  7. Good luck! I a most likely going to have to move and down size to smaller place this spring if I can sell this mobile home.

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  8. If only i lived close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D Good luck!

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  9. Oh dear! I can't help you being all the way over here in England! But I hope you get it sorted out soon! Susie xxx

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  10. How interesting! I would have thought there would be artsy folks clamoring for your things.

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  11. Don't suppose you'll ship to Canada? I would have loved a surprise box :)

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  12. I am also surprised that for free they didn't come! I also know what that rocking chair means! I have one waiting for my bundle of joy due in the spring!

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  13. i wish i lived a little closer.
    marie

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  14. Good luck - I know cleaning things out is good for the soul. Sandie

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  15. Wow did you say "free"? Wish I could have gotten in on all that!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  16. Wish I were there to help you dear.

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  17. Wow, I missed out on the sale and I knew about it. Guess I thought I would have a bit longer to get my act (and pennies) together. I totally understand getting it out of the room. Things like that drive me crazy, too.

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  18. My package arrived today. I couldn't figure out what it was but there were loose bits and bobs in there. When I got home it was like my birthday. All kinds of fun stuff. Thank you for the goodies. Best to you on your makeover.

    Hugs,Rita

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