Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2013


I went to Hobby Lobby today and got a few things.  I got the dot in the foreground for the frames of my barns and then I plan to put a couple of log cabin type rows around that.  The browns are for roofs, the reds for barns, the green is for a roof too, a vine covered one.  the yellows and the juvenile print are for doors and windows.  The rest will come from stash.  I figure that these can also be used if I get a little crazy and decide to do the barns with the silos, too.  They are adorable too, look here.

They also had a lot of their home dec on sale, and I couldn't resist this.  It was originally 80.00 dollars marked down 80 percent to 16.00 dollars.  There are 5 drawers.  Not sure where I'm putting it, but I think it could be good for needles, bobbins, rubber bands, and such. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Purchase

I received an order from Marshall's Dry Goods yesterday.  I have used their batting for years and haven't found any better deals, and I have used their fabric before, some of which was a bit thin, so I was waiting rather nervously for this to arrive.  I got 12 yards for $37.83, regular price.  That works out to $3.16 a yard.   I'm very happy with my purchase, the fabric quality is fine with me.  The colors here are way off, the far left is 8 yards of light pink, the bandana fabric is really orange, and the middle fabric is grey.    I'm very happy and will be ordering more from them.  I got a bolt of the pink to use as a background for my BOM and Sugar Block Club with Amy Gibson.  Other than the background, it will be scrappy, pretty much anything goes. 

Here are 4 blocks of my Scrap Vomit laid out ready to sew.  This will make 16 more when these are finished, so I'll have 32 of my 49 done.  Not a bad start.   I'll sew quadrant number two together and attach it to my quadrant number one and I'll be 4/7th done and have 4 blocks toward the next quadrant.   I'm moving right along on it. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mail Call and Shopping

I answered a question on Ravelly1's blog and today I received this really pretty fat quarter.  Not bad for a good guess, and it matches the skillet I bought today, too.

I got this set of king sized flannel sheets on ShopNBC, supposed to be regularly 99 for about 29 dollars, and free shipping.  I think convervatively that comes out to about $1.50 a yard for good quality flannel.  Partially, it is destined for the back of my Star Struck, but I'm sure it'll be on the back of 1 or 2 others, also.  I pictured honeysuckle as more yellow, but peachy is ok with me, too.  The King Tut thread was in my package that came from Hancock's of Paducah.

This was the rest of my Hancock's order, all on sale for $3.98 a yard.  The stars on my Star Struck will be scrappy, but all the small triangles will be the red and grey.   The peacock feathers are for the border, and the gold polka dots for the inside border.  I see another scrappy binding in my future.  I can't wait to see it, do you get that way when you're working on a quilt?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July and Shopping

Happy Fourth of July
I ordered these fabrics from Connecting Threads to make the light stars on the Star Struck (From Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville) that I am planning.  I decided first to cut a few from my scraps and I couldn't believe it, especially after having used mostly just my scraps for my Scrappy Lattice, but I got all that I needed from my scraps.  I guess I'll have to save these for something else.

Then I decided to cut my darks going first to the scraps, and I had more than enough of that, too.  I have some sale fabric from Hancock's of Paducah coming that I will use for the small triangles so those won't be scrappy. 

Today I got up early and went to a quilt store in the Orlando area, Sewing Studio in Maitland, and took advantage of their 40% off everything sale.  I didn't know that I would be standing in lines for about two hours, but I did save some money on these.   I went straight to the 50% off area and these were all from there.  It started out over $200.00 then I got the 50% off, then they took off the 40% and it ended up at $61.00 including tax.  I think that I got about 19 yards.  Not bad.  I decided that if I get time I'll use the pinks to make pillowcases for the 3 little girls that I made July quilts for.   I think that they use the previous pillowcases that I made for them all the time, so I think it'll be nice for them to have a change.   I hope that all who celebrate it had or have a great Fourth, and that everyone else has a great day.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Nice Day

Yesterday was a nice day. DH and I started out by going to the local quilt shop and visiting their $5.00 clearance. I had made another 20 9 patches the day before and found myself short of fabrics to make more and keep it scrappy enough. The picture that I took of my 9 patches was so horrible that I didn't add it to this post. My artfully stacked blocks could give anyone seeing the picture an excedrin headache. I got 12 half yard pieces of fabric and since each block takes one 2 1/2 inch strip, will have enough to add to more scrappy quilts as time goes on. I am not real discriminating, as Bonnie Hunter's saying about if it's ugly you didn't cut it small enough rings in my ears. A 2 inch finished patch is pretty small. We went from there to a near by mom and pop restaurant and I had a very nice coconut chicken salad (which I hadn't ever had before) and DH had their 4 cheese grilled cheese sandwich. We both enjoyed our dinners and then shared some strawberry cake for dessert.

From there we drove 100 miles to St Petersburg to a baseball game between the Rays and the Red Sox. I kept thinking that it's too bad Paula isn't here instead of me, as she is a huge Red Sox fan. The only problem would have been that she'd probably rather sit with her DH than mine. I know the Red Sox players and am fond of many of them, but at a game I mostly look at the people and squirm. My husband loves the game and the Red Sox are his team so it was worth it for him to be able to go. DH had tried to get tickets before the season started and was unable to get them, but I got an email from the ALS Association about tickets for the game so it was very emotional for me to go as my mother passed away from ALS. They had a brief ceremony before the game during which they read the speech that Lou Gehrig gave when he retired, and the first pitch was thrown by a gentleman who has ALS. We got home tired but happy at about midnight.