Saturday, March 28, 2009

We all love a bargain!

Have I ever mentioned that I hate to shop? I really do - unless we can walk to get there, and then I at least get to enjoy the walk before the pain of shopping begins. Larry and I were walking to the Goodwill store in search of a butter dish. They didn't have one, but I found some amazing bargains, which made shopping seem not so hateful after all. A lovely coral colored swim suit, a t shirt and shorts, and ten - ten! fat quarters of very nice quality cotton fabric. All this for $9.05 including tax.

I got sidetracked by an unlikely looking bin of odds and ends while Larry was diligently looking for the butter dish aisle. ;o} To be silly I said, "Oh look, I found the fabric section." A woman overheard me and zoomed in and scooped up two huge jelly rolls and a few bundles of fat quarters. It's lucky for me that she did, because I can't imagine trying to pre-shrink all those strips in a jelly roll.

I don't usually buy fabric in smallish pieces because I am a pre-shrinker and I'm not sure how you can wash small pieces of fabric without having it get all stringy and twisted. I am using my pinking shears to trim all the edges and hope they make it through the wash okay.

I'm still not ready to show you my book project, but it's coming along. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

3 comments:

Lady Hopwood said...

Bargains, love them!

I pre-wash FQs and they tend to come out OK, letting them dry naturally rather than tumbling helps :-)

Suzanne said...

Oh I love finding bargains. Hope the washing of your fabric works out for you.

Daisy said...

Looks like you had a successful shopping trip---except for the butter dish you went after, of course. HA! :D