Friday, May 05, 2006

Bad Jane, Bad

I've been SUCH a bad girl. :p

I was putting the newspapers on the sticks (our library hangs the daily newspapers on a rack) when I saw a large ad stating that my neighborhood Hancock's store, less than 5 miles from my house, is going out of business. EEEK! Everything in the store is at least 20% off, up to 40% off.

*gulp*

Did I resist temptation? Nooooooo. The damage was slightly over $120 for a LOT of fabric, and a tad over $50 for the notions you see in the pic:



I really DID need the new scissors, and had been wanting some with the cushy padded handles. I'll definitely use the 2 cans of basting spray and the sewing machine oil. The two big spools of thread are 800 meters each, the other four, 274 meters. I've been losing bobbins to Toby Monkeypaws, who fishes them out of my old bobbin box, (the cover was broken) then drops them on the floor, and swats them around. I'm hoping the new blue bobbin ring will be too difficult for my bobbin thief! The rest of my bobbins, the colors I don't normally use for quilting, will go in my new smaller bobbin box, with lid! The buttons were 40% off, and I'm very proud of limiting myself to only two packs. I'd been wanting an omnigrid that size for a while.

*confesses*

I also got just over 37 yards of material, all at least 20% off, some more. There was a two yard minimum, for fabric cut from the bolt. There's plain muslin, white on white and some other tone-on-tones, some Amish solids, and NO FQ, which will greatly expand my selections for borders and backings and background.

I was feeling REALLY quilty-guilty till I told myself that it averaged out to $3.25 per yard. Some people would spend that much on concert tickets for our big Memphis in May celebrations. This is just MY kind of entertainment... lol

And looking back at this post, I can rationalize my purchases pretty well, can't I? :)

13 comments:

dot said...

Looks like you had a good day.

Ali Honey said...

I think you did well. Why not get some good buys. I bet you had shopped there in the past so don't feel quilty. We all would have done the same! Alison.

joyce said...

The only sad thing about this post is that a fabric store is going out of business. There can never be too many fabric stores. Are we going to see a picture of the fabric too? Love those scissors.

Jeanne said...

Good values on good basic fabrics -- no further rationalization necesary!
Jeanne :)

Ann said...

Change your headline from Bad Jane Bad, to GOOD GIRL!!! Besides, who do you have to 'splain to? lol...Toby and Libby will love new fabrics to lay on and dig thru! So, Toby won't be able to get at your bobbins any more....poor kitty..NOT, it's not like he doesn't have lots of toys of his own, right? .....hehe

Tropical Screamer said...

I don't see anything bad about taking advantage of a great opportunity. You got so much for your money.

I'm sorry the store is going out of business, though. I wish we had one here.

Those scissors look great. Please post how you like them. I'm starting to think about getting padded grips, too.

Congratulations on all the nice things and the fun you had.

Darilyn

tami said...

I think you did well. All good basic stuff that you will surely use. No rationalization necessary.

Lily said...

Hey you don't need to justify your (very restrained) purchases to us!!

WEll done and what a great idea on the bobbin saver! I don't have a monkey paws (well my little monkey has fingers but I don't think she'll work out how to get into my machine or sewing box just yet!), but I am infernally clumsy and drop them and lose them all the time!

Lucy said...

I like to see thefabrics too??? so much . I think I couldn't resist them either :c) .. btw. Welcome to the mavericks !!

Darcie said...

Good girl! Way to take control of a good sale. And if you didn't get there soon...you know the good stuff would have been gone. And I feel that you made very smart, rational purchasing decisions.

I know how to justify good purchases too!

Tonya R said...

You weren't spending money, you were saving money. I don't know - seems like the bobbin ring is still a great cat toy. Now the goal will be to get the bobbins out of the ring. Esp if there are any threads hanging out so enticingly...

Dawn said...

Oh you got some great purchases at the going out of business sale! don't feel guilty! They were great purchases!

Patti said...

Rationalize away - you definitely deserve this!

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