Have I ever mentioned how much amazing stuff my stepmother finds when she goes thrifting? She has the best luck. And she is incredibly generous with her finds which makes me lucky too. So when we got to Chicago there was a stack of goodies waiting in the guest room for me. She found all of these hoops (and this is only half!) for one dollar. I don't think I've ever even seen a hoop at my local thrift shop... I am going to make some wall hangings with them a la Purl Bee, although I think I will add some embroidery. As if all of this wasn't enough, my stepsister (who has apparently inherited the thrifting gene) also left me a box full of this amazing paper. I think she's crazy to give this all away but I am thrilled to be the recipient. The first project will have to be a stack of thank you cards.