Friday, September 3, 2010



Why does Joann Fabric have sales I can't, make that 'shouldn't' go to?

To celebrate Labor Day, they are having a riotous sale this weekend, and those stinky (almost) fat quarters (they have boosted the price of) are marked at ninety-nine cents.

The reds are still not pictured correctly, but they are pretty.

No, I didn't go 'stark-raving', I kept a great deal of control, thank you very much. I actually went in to pick up just enough material to bind Karl's quilt - because I have a 40% off coupon to make the purchase manageable - but that particular store didn't have the material I found at another JAF in Auburn Hills, so I guess this means I am going to HAVE to make the sacrifice tomorrow and drive to the [ugh] store to get the binding before it disappears.

Oh well.

Oh, but I did find a few more reds, blacks and whites for the B-n-R-n-W quilt I am dying to make. Shame on me [wagging finger].

I love it when I am wrong (sometimes).


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Guess I was wrong

I had thought my shopping for Black and White and Red All Over was finished, but a quick run into JAF with a friend proved me wrong. Oh darn.

However, I do love finding happy, CHEAP surprises...don't you?

The two red materials were mark downs and clearance - as you can see on the one piece still rolled - it was a remnant...and only $.38!!!! The red is not as orange as this photo shows, but more a true (bluer), clear, richer red.

The pink and brown paisley on white was another clearance find, and will be the backing for the old Pink and Brown quilt I began years ago. At $3 per yard, I couldn't pass it up, and none of it will find it's way onto my stash wall - so I felt 100% justified (and I still do!).

Let's just call it "therapy." [wink wink]