Saturday, November 24, 2012

Not looking!

I'm not looking at any more huge fabric sales for the rest of this weekend!
My wallet took a big hit yesterday. There are so many great deals all over the online quilt shops but I spent enough that now I feel a tad guilty. But just a tad. The poor mailman is going to have his work cut out for him when he delivers those packages. There is a lot of fabric coming into this house this coming week.

I did buy with very specific plans in mind. Not once did I buy something just because I liked it. I purchased backings for 7 quilts and with the awesome sales, I averaged $4.83 per yard. Prices like that are definitely hard impossible to resist.

I am soooo excited too! My current obsession fabric is also coming my way.

I took the plunge and ordered my Bella by Amanda Murphy. This will become a quilt for my bed and since it is king size, I had to buy a ton of fabric for what I have planned. I can't wait to finally see it in person. It isn't often that I like every single fabric in a particular line, but this one I do.

To tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, I didn't actually spend my money on the Bella fabric. No I didn't steal it and no Julie at The Intrepid Thread is not giving it to me out of the kindness of her heart. I wish. A couple of months back both my mom and my mother-in-law asked me to let them know what I would like for my birthday. Well I decided the Bella fabric is what I want so I used birthday money to bring it home to me. They both chuckled when I told them what I was doing. They weren't surprised at all that I'd want to spend the cash on more fabric!

I'm going to stay away from the computer for the rest of the day. I have plenty to distract me and help control my spending. The paint for the current playroom/future library was acquired yesterday so I'll be busy with that all day, finally turning the plain white walls into something a lot more pleasing. Hopefully I can also sneak in a bit of sewing while the coats of paint dry. There is plenty of laundry to get put away too. And I need to move some furniture around in the dining room. You see, we also purchased a china cabinet and a buffet off of Craigslist yesterday that will get delivered at the end of the week.

All my poor wallet can say today is Ouch!

6 of you added your own colorful comments:

beaquilter said...

I'm avoiding thesales too. but did you see connecting threads site???? drool!! :-)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have enough fabric and avoiding sales. My LQS has 'free FQs for food' today, so I may take over some non=perishables and look for some fun FQs to use as 'tuckables' with some of next year's swaps.

Anonymous said...

I am most happy when. I receive fabric for special occasions. Santa always leaves me a gift certificate to a local quilt shop. This past summer I entered my first quilt in a National show made from "birthday fabrics" from hubby. Cha-Ching.

Needled Mom said...

Ouch....but what fun you had!!!

Heleen Groot said...

I don't worry about it. I don't have a creditcard and most online stores I frequent don't accept any other way of payment....Good for me. Sadly (for my wallet) my sister does have credit card and doesn't mind ordering for me!

Rachell said...

Oh purty! I agree--all of those are very pretty!
Yay for birthday money! Happy birthday.
I spent some, but not as much as I wanted. I got books at Martingale for 50% off. I got the Pieces of Hope Autism fat quarter bundle and the layer cake from Riley Blake from Craftsy deals, but I wanted to get more! I'm hoping to get some more sewing things for Christmas.