Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I've fallen off the wagon . . .

There are times when, good intentions aside, we're tripped up and try as we might cannot resist an offer too good to be true. Some examples: your best friend makes you a yummy chocolate cake on your birthday (and you're on a strict diet). You've committed to cleaning the house, top to bottom then your husband takes the day off and, sun shining and skies blue, suggests you go off for some fun.

Here's what happened to me on Tuesday: I was hired to lecture at a quilt guild where one of the members had just passed away. She left her stash to the guild and they were selling it. . . for $3.00 per yard! What's more, each piece was neatly rolled and secured with masking tape with the yardage amount written on the tape. Most were 3-8 yard pieces and were by Kaffe Facett, Moda, Hoffman, etc. NICE fabric. And get this: there were 24 HUGE tubs full! About 25 rolls in each tub, segregated into colors so neat and tidy! I tried not to look but I was there for 3 hours and needed 5 yards for the back of the top I finished last week-- and finally, I just had to look.

$3.00 a yard people!!

So, I'm now in the red. . . . :-( But you know what? I have some WONderful new fabric and the quilt guild made $72 just from little ole me!

My totals:
Fabric purchased this week: 23 (!!)
Total fabric purchased this year: 50
Fabric used this week: 5
Total fabric used this year: 37.75
Net used: -12.25


Trish said...

You are right. At least when you fell off, you landed in something SOFT!! lol I don't think any sane person could have passed that up. I know you will enjoy using the fabric!

Marti said...
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Marti said...

(I didn't finish so started over.)

You could look at it that you were meant to be there at that exact meeting so you could find the fabric you needed and save money by helping the Guild make money so they could pay for speakers like you.

A providential circle.

Angie said...

That is great that you were able to support the quilt. What a great investment! You have some fun quilting ahead of you!