More recently, I have been getting bags of ties from people who have seen my purses or heard about my business. In the past two weeks, I have received ties from 5 different people - some of whom I have never met. I have found that I can often match several ties within a bag donated by one person. For instance, The Case of the Golden Opportunity and The Case of the Rustling Leaves were each made with two ties donated by one person. The colors match perfectly.
Occasionally, I come upon a tie that is so unusual I am almost certain I will never be able to use it. Surprisingly, I have found matches for some of these ties.
I still shop at thrift stores occasionally - you never know what treasures you will find. But I also love being known as "the tie lady" and coming home to find a bag of ties hanging from my door knob.