Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's all Shelina's fault!

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.

19 comments:

Fiona said...

Ah, but the rule is that it doesn't count if it's a gift for someone else, right? (We'll just count the kit purchase as a reward for all your hard work tidying up - and it does look lovely).

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Great haul! Yes, I'd have to agree with Fiona about the gift rule providing an exemption! I love the spirograph fabric! Your kit will make a lovely throw, very pretty colors!

The Calico Cat said...

Well thanks for spreading the bug -I am just as sick! But I spent last nihgt cutting stuff that I OWN! YAY... (Yes, it is the little things.)

Vicky said...

All right, Nancy! Way to stock up before the May diet! I was just sitting here wondering if stocking up beforehand defeats the no-buy theory, but decided that it doesn't! (BG) I love these kind of diets with real flexible rules!

I've got little pieces of the circle fabric. I fell in love with the soft colors and couldn't resist. As for that kit - I would have picked it up, too... and added it to the gazillion others I've got. Good for you for getting right on it. Those fabrics are divine!

BUT don't forget the organization project! I'm watching! :)

Hugs

tami said...

Sadly, I know exactly of what you speak. :c\ We're sick I tell you.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh wow - what great retail therapy! Aren't you happy you were able to get such inexpensive therapy? - LOL

Onnie said...

I gotta' say this... you know how to shop! *G*
Wish my LQS was more L. The closest one to me in any direction is about an hour! It's terrible!
Lois in TN

Tracey said...

Nice choices! I would have bought all of that spirograph fabric too!!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Birds of a feather flock together.

I love to shop vicariously thru YOU, lol. Haven't even looked for shops in my new area, cripes, I really don't need to look for years, lol.

Get back in that room girlfriend, now it needs double-time since you need to have a special place for this new purchase.

swooze said...

Ooooh pretty jelly roll. Yes I just bought one of those. I couldn't help myself either! I love that spirogrph fabric! I don't think I have seen that. Of course I have not been in the stores too look that much either! Nice find!

Laurie Ann said...

That sounds like a fun trip! I forgot about the spirograph. I had one as a kid, it was fun! I wonder if they still make those?

Greenmare said...

ooooooooo pretty!
Good job getting all that!!!!! I can't wait to see how it looks sewn up

Nadine said...

Oh, Nancy, you just gave such a relief ! How nice to know I'm not the only crazy one in this quilting world ! And you made me laugh, too : your post is so funny !
THANKS for that ! Enjoy your treats, they're beautiful ! (how could anyone put these treasures on a shelve, waiting for their turn ?).
Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Carole said...

I love it! Good for you! I had never seen that spirograph fabric, what a hoot! I would have bought the whole bolt myself! thanks for sharing.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wonderful looking goodies - and now you have a clear spot to put them so you can find them!!! Great job on cleaning up your sewing room!!! And my sister always reminds me that there are way worse vices than a bit of fabric to cheer me up!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Kathy Wagner said...

Of course you had to buy these wonderful treasures! I enjoyed reading about your shopping trip.

Beth said...

I'm 'mailing impaired' too! I love retail fabric therapy..and have a VERY messy quilt room. Are you SURE we are not sisters????

Sweet P said...

I love Spirograph. I missed Shelina's post though. That fabric is great. I'm going to have to look for some myself.

mamaspark said...

Glad I am not the only one that uses "retail therapy" for bad days!! Love that blue-green spirograph fabric. Those really are my colors!