.These Things Take Time
I remember everything I ever bought at every thrift store and what I did with it.
Vintage fabric, and buttons, and thread are the best. Some of these pins and needles are thrifted too. You can find pretty much anything in a thrift store except any thing you're looking for specifically. That's one of the laws of the universe.
These things may be old, but they exist to be put to use. They want to fulfill their mission. I'll always be glad to take them home. Sometimes I have to hold on to them for awhile before I find the perfect use for them. These things can't be rushed. These things take time.