Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Where I live is a bit removed from chain and nationally known retail stores. We have to drive about 30 minutes to reach a mall or a concentrated amount of "retail therapy". Being a quilter I tend to require a lot of fabric, and must accumulate a "stash" so that whenever an emergency natural or otherwise, requiring fabric hits I am fully prepared to handle it. Living so far from a quilt shop can be inconvenient at times, but definitely helps with impulse buys occurring less often. Recently The Quilting Ladies of Thursday had a shopping excursion to Olde City Quilts .
When I got home and started organizing my purchases and decided what would go together to make nice holiday table runners I realized I hadn't bought enough fabric! That's never happened before! Sew, Saturday was date night for Nini and the Merman and we decided to go to Outback which is nice and close to Joanns Fabrics, so I picked up a few pieces of holiday fabric for table runners. The next day I realized I hadn't picked up enough red fabric and in order to make what I had planned I needed some more lining fabric and batting! Yes, I know, I am a horrible planner...I also learned my Mom, who accompanied me to Old City Quilts 3 days before needed some more fabric too, guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! So I ended up back at Joanns Fabrics 2 days after my latest trip. I must be a better planner. Here's my latest additions to the stash.