Saturday, July 17, 2010

Not much sewing, but.....

a whole lotta shopping has been going on. Well I always have the best intentions to get things done (and yes I know the road to Hell is paved with good intentions)but I've only gotten a couple of things sewn. However I have had much success in the field of competitive shopping, an area in which I have lots of expertise. Practice makes perfect you know. A local shop is closing out its inventory due to life changes for the owner and it has had some tremendous daily bargains. Yesterday I snagged this......

an entire spool of wide rickrack! I love wide rickrack but often I find myself dyeing it myself to get the colors I want, so the white is good choice for me. There are 65 1/2 yds here. How do I know that? Well I had to unroll it and reroll it, a good upper body workout too! I was able to get this for 70% off - a mere 38 cents a yard. Now who could pass up that bargain? And there were these lovely skeins of Weeks hand dyed flosses....

only $1 each. Along with the flosses I was able to get 5 1/2 yds of linen and evenweave for under $13. I also got almost 12 yds of Moda fabric --collections from Sandy Gervais and Camille of Cotton Blossoms for less than $4 a yard. And my mailmen brought a lovely group of cross stitch graphs.....

do we see a theme? Yep, they are all fowl - birds and chickens. I can't wait to play with these and since they are small they should stitch up quickly. I did finally get finished with the middle section of my BBD. This has taken soooo long. I am very happy to move onto the next section. I'll show an update pic later in the week. And drumroll please! I finished one of the items on my list of goals for Jul/Aug.

This pillowcase is for my son. I have no idea why I put this off for so long since it really was a very simple project. I want to make some pillowcases for me now and use some of my new wide rickrack.

Well I need to go and get my little Between Charming Friends quilt top basted. I really want to finish this. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

Happy stitching,
carol fun


  1. You have to tell us where you found such wonderful bargins! I usually wait for sales and do a lot of comparison shopping, too. I also look at shipping costs as some stores charge quite a bit.

  2. What what a week of great scores! You can't pass up anything with prices like that!

  3. Great deals! It always feels so good to get a deal. :) Your son's pillow case is cute!

  4. I love ric rac! what a great find, im jealous!


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