Saturday, January 2, 2010

Stash building - 53 yards worth!

Now if you read yesterday's post carefully, you will note that I did NOT say ANYTHING about reducing stash this year - which is a VERY good thing considering my unplanned trip to the LQS today. That would be the LQS that is going out of business - and sent an email this morning that ALL fabric is now $3/yard.

Fabric sale!

So what's a girl to do when you get an email like that? You call a girlfriend - in this case Florence (better known to those who read the comments on my blog as "Anonymous") and off we went. We got there a 1/2 hour before closing and quickly got down to business. About 45 minutes later we walked out very happy and proud of our purchases.

Now its not for me to tell tales of what Florence bought... so I'll just tell you about mine. The picture above shows the damage - if you enlarge it you can see more detail - its hard to photograph 53 yards of fabric without a wide angle lense! Most of it is 1 yard pieces but there is an 8 1/2 yard piece of flannel for backing, 5 yards each of a pink and a blue flannel for baby items, 2-3 yards each of 3 different black and white fabrics and a lot of 1 yard pieces of various beiges, novelties (for pillowcases, donation quilts, etc) and other "basics".

At the cutting table I told Florence that after this I could not buy any more fabric until the Quilt Fest of NJ in March - the first big quilt show of the year. I told her she would have to hold me to it - her response - "yeah, right."

Have a pieceful day!

8 comments:

Sandra said...

Congrats on your stash building! How exciting! I'm so happy for you. Inspiration certainly comes easier when you have so many lovely fabrics on hand to work with. In response to your question about the Doll Quilt Swap....I'm in!

siv hege said...

Good purchases, well done! Of course you had to visit the store. If one can not buy when much needed stuff are on sale, when can one?? If only proofs that you know how to economize, he he

sewkalico said...

Wow! Well, why not! Looks like you shopped well! All the best for 2010 and your goals!!

Talin's Corner said...

Wow Caryn!!! It sounds like you had a blast.

Takako said...

WOW! You made such a good purchase! I love every one of these fabrics. Nice taste. Hope to see your project with them soon before March?? Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Marianne said...

Wow, that's a lot of great eye candy.Congrats on finding such a great deal.

Jenni said...

That certainly is some good shopping, lucky you. Your friend seems to know you well!