In fact, when my kids were little, we'd go out for walks around the high school near our house, and often find all sorts of coins and the occasional dollar bill in the parking lot. Score!
And then one day, I decided to start collecting aluminum cans which were carelessly scattered around the parking lot. Sounds odd now, but back in the day, cans were worth a pretty penny, and it was like a scavenger hunt for the kids to see how many cans they could find each day. All in all, when I emptied the piggy bank, and cashed in the cans, we had $90. Which was enough for a shiny, brand new, red, Diamondback bike for our son. SCORE! His first bike and we didn't have to 'save' for it.
So I like Val's idea of stashing money away for some quilty pleasure. I'm in! I picked up this great little glamping trailer piggy bank last year and it sits on my kitchen counter. Now I'll put it to good use.
What am I saving for? Hmmm.....I think I'd like to make another quilt camping quilt with great outdoorsy flannel, none of which I have in my stash. Yep, that's what I'm saving for.
Join in the fun and see how much you can stash this year. You know we quilters are good stashers!
Oh - while I'm at it, here's another fun pic. It was my Christmas present from my daughter who is very talented at web graphics, Illustrator and who knows what other programs. Left to right is our son (a great Portland Timbers' fan), Me!, my husband, our daughter, and our hopefully-one-day son-in-law. And Misty and Camber, too. This is how we look when we get up on Christmas morning to exchange gifts. My family!
Quilting with a smile,