Simply Sophisticated BOM makers, please post your finishes HERE. The drawing will be this afternoon. Good luck to everyone!
I found out when I got home last night that I was the winner of the Food Saver give-away on Judy's blog! I really am excited about this! I waste more food than I eat when I cook because it goes bad or gets freezer burned before I can eat it all! Thank you, Judy!! This is fantastic!! I'm going to buy a small freezer to put in the garage, and hope to have meals-ready-to-eat each night!! Thank you so much!!!
Now on to business at hand .... just go ahead and kick me out of the Stash Busting Club. Do it quickly so it will be painless. I deserve to be kicked out!!
Where do I start?
The Fat Quarter Shop, that's a good place to start this week's report. I picked up 7 yards of Baskets of Flowers from them, but they were out of one of the fabrics I wanted, so I found 3 yards at another online shop. My beloved Peace on Earth fabric suddenly appeared on Kimberly's site, so 5 yards of the red/green polka dots. Anne Sutton's Rabbits Prefer Embroidery kit came in, 5.75 yards. And then Darlene megged me big time with the Moda Bella Ivory, so I had to get a bolt of that, 15 yards. And there are 2 more yards winging their way to me from Kimberly. So before I even went on the quilt shop adventure yesterday, I was already in trouble to the tune of 37.75 yards.
But it only got worse.
Jane and I went with two quilting friends to four shops. The first one, Candy's in Northridge, has about 10,000 bolts. It's not a fancy shop, not many samples hanging around. It's just a quilter's dream type shop. You know what I mean. Lots of new stuff, as well as the oldies but goodies. I picked up 10 yards or so of the Moda Crackles. I love Crackles. I say "or so" because there was a 20% off end of bolt, so I think there are a couple of pieces bigger than two yards. I'm using the little scraps I had now in three quilts, including Judy's Bears in the Barnyard. Replacement fabric was in order. Then they had some end of bolts left of Holly Jolly and Merry & Bright, and I was NOT leaving those in the store! The creams with small trees, etc., will make great Christmas quilt backings. All total, the damage at Candy's was 42.75 yards.
Then we went to an artsy type quilt store called The Quilter's Studio in Newbury Park. They had fabric from all over the world, and it was interesting to see it all, but really not my cup of tea. So I bought a magazine on organizing (ha!) and designing a studio, and called it good.
Now it gets really bad.
Cotton & Chocolate in Thousand Oaks - as soon as I walked in, I knew I was a goner. I'm just glad I don't live near that shop. They had shirtings, which was the sole fabric item on my shopping list. I got a yard of all the black/tan shirtings they had, plus some FQs for the basket blocks. Only picked up 12.75 yards in there, which is really good considering I wanted one of everything! Oh, I also picked up some neat Australian quilting magazines that I had not seen before - Quilter's Companion, Country Threads Stitchery, and the Australian Homespun Yearbook issue. I love Aussie magazines.
One more store, Quilt N Things in Montrose. I got another yard of shirting, and the cutest little easy peasy quilt kit. So 6.625 yards in there. The town of Montrose is adorable, but I probably won't be going back to that quilt store. Grumpy sales folks and all.
This great day was topped off with a wonderful dinner at a restaurant in downtown Pasadena. My back was killing me when I got home, and my ribs were sore from laughing so much! What a fun, fun day!
As the totals will show, I have LOTS of busting to do! Best get off this computer and get busy!
Busted: 119.50 yards
Purchased: 235.125 yards
Net YTD: <115.625> yards