having fun

having fun

Friday, August 27, 2010

Picker for a day, possible career change

In an attempt to gather more raw good materials for my "up scaled/repurposed" sweater, jackets , vest and scarves project, Anne and I spent Wednesday, 9 am till 2:30 pm at the "Last Call" yard of Goodwill Industries, in Long Beach.

We, the collective we, place our used items in a bag and deliver to a donation spot - ever wonder what happens? Probably not, I just assumed someone bought my great donations and Goodwill made money. That happens but tons never make to the stores. Before goods wind up in China or Mexico - there are options along the way and this is one. Stuff is $1.90 a pound at Last Call.

We had a great time spending the day with professional "pickers". And once we understood the rules, they were very kind. These gals were sorting machines.

An unfinished sample of end product. ( Thanks Jeanette for modeling)


Linda Miller Designs said...

What fun! I am in favor of recycling to make new wonderful things...

Cindy Cooksey said...

Sounds like a great adventure! I love your hybrid sweater.

Rose Hughes said...

love it Joanell... and can't wait to see all the cool stuff you whip up from your day of 'pickin'

MAK at Polywog said...

Love it - and your wonderful creativeness -