Thursday, July 18, 2013

My addiction...

There is no doubt about it...fabric is my addiction...a week or two ago, we stopped by Lori's Pins & Needles...we were over to Paris for something else.  But since we were in the neighborhood, I took my Crumbs in the Corner quilt to show her, plus I wanted to look at her solid colored fabric.
I had no intention of shopping other than looking at the solid fabric.  But a girl I know was working there...someone I had not seen in ages and ages...and she asked me if I knew the sale table was on sale for 50% off the lowest price.  Well, thank-you very much, Mary, I did not know that.  How kind of you to give me an excuse to go look.  The above is the yardage I got...$4 per yard.
And the photo above and the one below are the fat quarters...I think they were $1 each...
This is one of the few times in life when I have gotten a good deal on something.  But for those of us with any age on us and that have ever sewn and bought fabric in our younger years, who would have thought we would come to the day when $4/yard for cotton fabric was a good deal?  I for sure wouldn't have. 
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I am slowly piecing a back for my small crumb quilt.  Instead of using little small pieces, I am using chunks...at least for the center of it.  Would like to have some bigger wider pieces for the rest of it, but am going to have to look and see what I can come up with.
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It is so hot and humid here today.  Roger mowed the yard and was soaked before he even came close to being done.  I  did house things--vacuuming, mopping, and a couple loads of laundry.  And soon as he was done, I hung laundry out...

And when he had his shower and got cooled down a little, he cut up tomatoes and I buttered Italian bread and sprinkled with garlic salt, and fried it till it was toasty...and that was our lunch.  I have been dreaming about that all winter long.  Something I have been craving since our tomatoes ended last summer. 

Now that I have some time, I think I will go play with my fabric for a while....

17 comments:

Sandra said...

i love the colors in the first photo and the one on the far right is gorgeous and my favorite

Ellie said...

You did get a lovely lot of fabric there - it is always great to get a bargain. I really like to go into a fabric shop and see all of the patterns and colours together, it makes me feel good.
Have fun playing with your fabric. :))

Blackberry Lane said...

Love the fabric. Mama worked in a fabric store when I was real small and I've always loved cloth.

Hope you have a nice evening in the cool of the a/c!

Deb said...

Ooooo...one can never have enough fabric!
Nice haul Rose. And yes, I would have never thought, way back when, that $4 a yard would be a bargain!!

Ginny said...

Now I want to go make some garlic bread! Your fabrics are beautiful! The top picture is the bolds and the second one is the pastels. i think the first group is my favorite! I agree, it is so fun shopping for fabric.

Ginny said...

We ADORE Jackson Browne!!! Back before C.D.s I had all his albums! Song For Adam is a fav also Doctor My eyes and Fountain Of Sorrow. What are yours?

Joyful Quilter said...

Yummy! Can I pet your fabric? Love the pinks.

Betsy Adams said...

Oh how delicious your lunch sounded.. YUM--the perfect summer lunch!!!!

Love your new fabric --and you got a fabulous deal...You should get on their mailing list so that they will contact you when there are sales like that...

Hugs,
Betsy

Quiltedtime said...

I remember back in the early 1960s when cotton prints would go on sale for 3 yards for 99 cents. You could make a whole dress out of that for a little girl.

don said...

Those are very pretty prints. The tomato and toast sounds like a great lunch. We are hot here, but not humid.

marlene@ByTheSeam said...

You got some good deals there. I like it when my LQS has her 4th of July sale but I missed it this year. I never would have thought that $4 a yard would be a good deal either. I can't believe the price of fabric these days and haven't been buying much lately. I have a ton of fabric to use up as it is. I just need to start sewing again.

Dee said...

I am going to try you tomato and garlic bread sandwich...I think my Frank would love it. Me too :) The fabric is beautiful and at that price it is even more beautiful.

EG CameraGirl said...

The colours look so beautiful together! WOW! I want to see the quilt you make.

Yep, $4 per yard may be a bargain but it's difficult to think it is. :)

DeniseinVA said...

Those are colorful and pretty and I think you deserved them. It's hot and humid here today. When I went shopping the heat just bounced off that concrete sidewalk. Home grown tomatoes and toasty bread? Yum! Got to put that on our plates right now, thanks for the idea.

Leave It To Davis said...

Those are going to make wonderful quilts!!! Love your choices. I hope your weather dries up and cools down for you soon. Nice to hang out laundry though.

Mary said...

You got some gorgeous fabrics! Always nice to get a deal on what you most want! I really like those top four.

Judy said...

WOW, what beautiful fabric!!! There a True Value that sells really nice fabric that is 4.99 a yard and if you buy 10 or more yards it's 3.99, and it's really nice fabric.

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