Monday, September 21, 2009

Can You Resist A Sale?

Now tell me honestly, what would you do if you received an email from your LQS telling you that they were having a 40% off EVERYTHING sale?

A. Click on ‘delete’.

B. Roll over and go back to bed.

C. Call in sick.

D. Call your bank to get an increase on your line of credit.

E. Get yourself over there ASAP!

Well I don’t know about you all but I certainly selected ‘E’ …contemplated ‘D’…and  made my way over post haste.

The shop is called Quilte Classique and is located in Pointe Claire, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal.  It is a cozy little shop located in a picturesque village setting.  I have been there a few times but because it is located about 65 miles from home, it is not somewhere I frequent that often.  

But who can resist a sale?

I did my best to help stimulate the economy and purchased some wonderful fabric from the Welcome Home collection by Lydia Quigley for Clothworks.

DSCN1003 The colors are very warm and rich looking.  Lydia is an amazing designer and you can find her patterns at the Rabbit Factory.

DSCN1004 I also purchased some notions which I couldn’t pass up.

Now I have to find the perfect design for this wonderful fabric.  Any suggestions?

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

34 comments:

Stephanie said...

40% off at a quilt shop!!! I would RUN over. I did go to my local JoAnns yesterday and used 12 of my 40% off coupons on notions and stuff. It was a coupon extravaganza weekend.

Julie said...

hi kaaren,
love your fabric choices, they just scream autumn! my favourite season. a table runner would be adorable with a wooden box on top filled with pumpkins & greenery.
i've seen those snap hoop thingies and been told they are great. let me know how you find it.

hugs,
julie xox

Karen said...

40% off! Wow. Are they going out of business?
I almost purchased some of the Welcome Home on my trip.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Kaaren!

When I stop drooling I may just be able to try and think of a project... but the drooling needs to continue for a while longer...

Enjoy your goodies!!!
Vikki xoxo

Carla said...

Congrats on your purchase! The fabric is so pretty.

Inge Slaats said...

I would say: E! There is only one "but" the shop is a little bit to far away, just a little, little bit...I'm living in the Netherlands! LOL
The fabric you bought is so wonderful! This kind of fabric is my absolute favourite.

Many greetings from Holland,
Inge

http://ingesquiltverhalen.web-log.nl/

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh the colors in those fabrics are just wonderful! They scream fall!! I can't wait to see what you do with them. I know it will be perfect!

You would love that shop I went to. So quaint. Almost made me want to start quilting!

Enjoy your Monday!!

Darlene said...

Wow, that was a terrific sale - I would have been there with bells on my toes! Yummy fabrics!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What beautiful fall colors! And yes, you are right, at 40% off I would have run, not walked over to the quilt shop :-)

Kimberly said...

Oh you lucky gal you! Did you get a speeding ticket on the way there?

Carrie P. said...

Now that is sale I could not pass up either. I would be there in a flash.

paulette said...

Good girl-you done good!
Paulette

Linda B said...

Your music distracted me. Found myself chair dancing. Yippee. Love it.

Deb said...

Wow, a 40% sale! I'd certainly drop everything and run there. Great fall fabrics you picked out!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

40% off run do not walk!!!

Sherri said...

40%...that's almost unheard of! Yes, I'd be running to my quilt shop with those numbers! Have a great week!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is rare to find a shop giving that kind of discount! Wowzers!! SCORE!!!

Rumi said...

Imagine, 40%off! Unheard of! Of course you ran over there!

Chookyblue...... said...

I would have "e" tooo..........lovely fabrics.....

Candace said...

Oh yeah - D and E for sure, Kaaren! And I bet you had a lovely drive, too! Great purchases - love the colors in your fabric choices!
Cheers!

Bunny said...

We don't often get 40% off here. I am really trying not to buy unless it is for a project. I have so much stash that I really feel guilty just buying cause it is on sale like I used to. LOL. Love your new purchases.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Remember the book Dick and Jane and they had run spot run. (If I remember correctly). Anyway I say Run Kaaren, Run. Great choices.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Janet said...

E it's definitely E! I'd stock up on things like thread too, it's normally so expensive.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Awesome Sale! I'd have picked E too. ;o)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Well--I would of picked "E" too--but would of really wanted to do "D" first--I can get really carried away at 40% off fabric and notion sales--here I only find 20-25 % off sales--SOOOOOOO--you did good--love the new fabrics--fall is what it it shouting to me--a nice quick cozy lap quilt!!!! Hugs, just, Di

Allie said...

Oh my - good for you! Those fabrics are lovely!

Heidi said...

What yummy autumn colors!!! These are going to make a beautiful quilt. What about a table runner? I am getting out my autumn decorations slowly but surely. I have my quilts out now. It is late for me this year as I normally start decorating in August. I feel like starting a new autumn quilt project and your fabrics only make me want to even more. But I need to get my charm quilt done first...

I am trying to get back to my stash diet. I have so much that I would have to choose option A with much pain on the finger pushing the delete button...lol.

Hugs ~
Heidi

P.S. ~ If you stop by my other blog TheCranberryChronicle, you can see some of the things we did on vacation.

Francien said...

Here is my honest reaction Kaaren,
A= what i should do
B= Tempting
C= Never
D= I am to "old"to get one
E= should be the best solution
F= floting over there if I lived in the neighbourhood and my savingpiggy was as fat as i am...lol...
you made lovely purchases Kaaren...
greetings Francien.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are funny. Of course we'd all run not walk!!! I'm feeling fall colors right now.

Catherine said...

40% off?? Definitely drop everything and dash over there is what I'd do.

The Rabbit Factory said...

Hi Kaaren...I wish I live a little closer to Montreal!!! What a deal! Love those fabrics designed by Lydia!

Betweens said...

Karen.. I just finished with a 30% off sale and bought many notions so I know exactly where you are coming from!! oh happy days!!

Cathy said...

Oh yes, definately E!!! Forget the coffee, forget the slippers still on the feet, just GET THERE!!! What about dresden plates? Great fabrics. xo

Robyn said...

Wooohoo, I htink I definitely wold have selected E myself :p
A girls gotta add where she can...
It's saving us money...right? *wink*