Friday, February 25, 2011

Shopping Before the Storm

I apologize for no new photos today. For the past few days we've been warned that a big winter storm was coming. Because of that I've been running around getting things done before the storm. Well, this morning we had maybe 2 inches of snow and no storm! But...I wasn't upset because I was actually stressing out hoping for good weather because I had planned a shop hop today, taking advantage of several sales. I had told my husband I didn't want flowers for Valentines...I wanted fabric!

I went to one LQS that had an open house today and it was a madhouse! There was quite a line by the time I had my fabrics picked out. I don't think I made the ladies behind me too happy with my stack of 16 bolts (20% off)! It was a trick moving them around, believe me! I stocked up on lots more Kona solids (1/2 yd lengths), this time buying a lot of light colors. I also picked up a couple of yards of various fabrics for some current and future projects.

The second store I stopped by was also having a sale that ended on Monday and I have been thinking about this sale for quite some time. This shop has a huge selection of Kaffe Fassett along with many other designers you don't regularly see in other shops. I've been wanting to add to my meager stash of Kaffe so I bought a number of 1/2 yd lengths. Fortunately no one was waiting for me to be done!

My last stop was at our local Ben Franklin store. I had been in there yesterday buying some Riley Blake fabric (coupon for 40% off) for a baby quilt I'm about to start. I saw the new book Scrap Basket Sensations so I had to go back there today with my coupon (couldn't use 2 coupons on the same day). Hey, saving 40% is a big deal on a book!

By the time I wake up in the morning we're supposed to have up to 8" of new snow. It's snowing quite a big now so I won't be surprised if we get that much. Now that I've done all my shopping I can spend the day sewing! After I clean up my mess there first! Hope to post some photos next time around!