As a follow up to my last post about feeling ‘betwixt and between’, it would appear that most of us share the same feelings after completing a large project. It’s a relief to know that I’m not alone in that regard and somehow, that thought provides me with a lot of comfort. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts with me.
I placed the order for my x-stitch supplies and I’m hoping that they’ll arrive sometime this week. I am so looking forward to making the Blackbird Designs needlecase from their Thank You, Sarah Tobias book. I am holding off starting anything new as this will be my next endeavor. In the interim, I’m continuing to knit the socks I started and have just about finished reading the third book in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini. If you need something light and enjoyable to read…and with a quilting theme…I would recommend these books. I believe there are sixteen books in the series thus far. Great bedtime reading too!
So what’s a gal to do when she’s ‘betwixt and between’? Go shopping, of course!
Bright and early this morning, Mr. Painted Quilt, Mac (our Westie) and I headed off to do some shopping in Ogdensburg, NY. The day was bright and sunny and the temperature hovered just around the freezing mark.
I won’t bore you with our Walmart or grocery store purchases, but I did manage to do some damage in JoAnn’s. Today was the last day of their President’s Day sale, so with my flyer coupons in hand, here’s what I brought home.
Two sheets of heat resistant mylar, an Easy Angle and Companion Angle ruler, an Olfa rotary cutter pinking shear blade, a package of 3 vintage red striped tea towels, eighteen spools of Gutterman cotton thread reduced to$9 and a pad of graph paper specifically made for quilt block designing. Most of what I bought was on sale and for the items that weren’t on sale, I was able to use my 50% and 40% off coupons. And the icing on the cake was another coupon that allowed for an additional 10% off the entire purchase. Woo hoo!
Our final stop was at Fiber Options, a quilt shop in Renesselaer Falls, NY. All their fabric was 25% off, so I managed to pick up a ‘few’ yards while there.
These Civil War fabrics just called my name so I took the remainder from both bolts.
This fabric kinda caught my eye and at $4.50 a yard, I bought 5 yards to use as backing for a future quilt. I just ♥ it’s Americana folk art appearance.
I don’t know about you but I can’t bear to put fabric away that has creases and wrinkles in it, which usually is the case with what’s left on the ends of bolts. Call me anal but I just had to iron everything before adding it to the stash.
All in all, it was a great day. We stopped for lunch and then made our way home. Even Mac was happy because he got plenty of exercise on walks with Mr. Painted Quilt while I was in the shops practising my retail therapy!