I had kinda a crappy day today. Nothing bad just a lot of work came in because I didn't get a package from another office for the past 2 days and it all came today. And my carpal tunnel was flaring pretty good along with my shoulder. So hours spent on the computer adds up to a lot of pain. So what do I normally do when faced with a bad day? Why RETAIL THERAPY of course!!!
I really did try to resist. I passed the turnoff to JoAnns even though I have $60 worth of gift cards in my purse from there. I passed the turnoff to Hancock's even though this is their last week and whatever's left is now 85% off. So maybe I can ignore the call to spend, spend, spend. But then I found myself passing the turnoff to go home too. And I drove straight to the LQS. As I was driving I told myself I was just gonna get a dozen FQs to feed my need for fabric. After all I'm going on a fabric diet with Vicky for the month of May so I won't be able to get another fix for awhile! And don't I DESERVE it for all that hard work I've been putting in organizing my sewing area? Your durn tootin' I do!!!!
Now if you're still with me I'm sure you must be wondering where Shelina fits into the mix. Well I'll tell you. :-)
Several months ago I was in the LQS and saw this really cool fabric that looked like spirograph designs. And I considered buying some but since I didn't have a use for it I was strong and resisted. Then a day or 2 later Shelina had a post about toys from her childhood and one she mentioned was a spirograph. Which of course immediately made me think of that fabric. So every time I've been to the LQS since then I've looked at that fabric. Have I mentioned it's in their sale room so was 30% off (40% if you took the rest of the bolt).
A while back I promised to send Shelina something. I'll admit to being a major slug when it comes to getting stuff in the mail. Ask LindaJ. She's still waiting for the box of stuff I've had packed up to send to her! So as I head to the LQS I got thinking if they still had any I might get Shelina a little of that fabric as an, "I'm sorry" for promising something and taking so long to carry out that promise. So straight to the sale room I went when I got there. And they had it in a lovely blue/green. Oh and also in green/yellow. HHHM..... that would be perfect for the backing of one of my UFOs that's green and yellow with a touch of orange. So I picked up that bolt too. LOL! Aren't they pretty? :-) Now remember this was 30% off (40% if you took the rest of the bolt). And there was a little over 3 yards of the blue so of course I took the rest of the bolt. Shelina gets about 2-1/2 yards as I did cut a bit off for myself. :-) And the yellow had 11 yards. Hhhhmmm.... I just need 6 or 7 to do the borders/backing for my project. But you know what? Yep that's right! I bought the whole 11 yards! So LindaJ gets 4 yards of it also as an "I'm sorry for being a mail slug!" I think it's so neat and she can either keep it for herself if it's something she would like or use it in a WTIL quilt.
I bet you think this is the end of the story, right? WRONG! I also saw this quilt kit. Yeah I know, I'm the original Miss-I-don't-buy-kits but I really liked the blue fabric they had for the border. And remember my whole house is blue but I'm trying to mix some quilts with other bits of color in them to liven things up. And this will make a really nice summer throw for my couch. So I bought it! It has the pattern, fabric for the setting squares, border and binding and one of those neat Moda Jelly Rolls for the blocks. Again, ain't they purty??? So for the lady who has almost 100 UFOs and 3 more rows for my row swap and a couple more really-need-to do-them-right-now projects in the works bought a kit. And guess what I'll be working on. Yep you guessed it. I can't help it. It's a sickness.