I must be honest.
I bought some fabric.
It didn’t take me very long to fall off the wagon. LOL. But let me explain. Well, let me justify my purchases. 😉
First (yes, I bought more than one :p), I was looking to be a good girl and swap some fabric or goods for some Heather Ross Mendocino Fabric.
I WAS NOT intending to purchase it. LOL. I asked about the going rate swap wise for these fabrics and basically through a series of events, I was put in contact with a woman who has a yarn shop who had a few fat quarters of the fabric that she was selling AT REGULAR PRICE! Oh…I caved. Partially I was quite grateful for the work a number of people had done on my behalf to find this fabric and partially, well, because I know what I want to do with this fabric and I am going to use it…oh yeah…and it was REGULAR PRICE! LOL.
I’ll be getting a little of this:
Then….I had a fabulous day with Kaelin and Karen who are both in the NOLA modern quilt guild and we shopped until we dropped. But what I really bought was comic book backing board to try to make mini bolts of fabric for my fabric stash. Ironically, we pulled up to the fabric store and right next door was a comic book store! It was destiny. I went to see if they had what I was looking for and he did! And he was not at all surprised to hear why I was buying it. He apparently sells more of that to quilters than comic book owners. Too funny!
But then we went in the fabric store.
And they had a little bit of park slope that was very much on sale…. now I never find park slope and certainly not at that price. And there were a couple of other prints, a henna garden and a ta dot that were very on sale (I only bought a 1/2 yard of those). In my head I needed the park slope at least. The shade of orange is a difficult one to find and I knew that it would add to my stash. So not very much money was spent! Yay! But I had to be honest and let you know that I bought some fabric. sigh. I feel both a little guilty and super delighted.
But really…you should have seen how many fabrics I restrained on! We went to hobby lobby as well…so two fabric stores!! Temptation everywhere. And I only bought the smallest amount at that first store because I was going by my own rules that if you are going to break your diet do it all at once and then get back on track.
So really, a little mendocino and a little park slope…all at excellent prices. I refuse to feel too bad about it. 😉
But I’m going to be a good girl again….part of that means no more fabric stores and part of that means swapping for fabric instead of purchasing. I did one swap this week, started another and may have a third one going. So that’s what we like to see! And I think that organizing my fabrics, both scraps and yardage will help enormously because I will be forced to look at each and every piece and see what I need, want, love, hate, etc.
Forgive me for being a bit of a bad example…but then again, I’m not doing this to win anything. 😉