Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I Tried to Resist...

Really I did!  Two new lines of fabric that I can't seem to get out of my head have had me trying to figure out a way to get them.

As many of you know, recently the business I worked for changed hands.  I did not want to work for the new owner, mainly because I had such a positive experience with the team that we had and everyone else was leaving and moving on and I didn't want to be the only one left.  I like to choose my bosses, and even though the new owner seems nice, I really did not want to have to "start over".  Hubby is also much happier with me home, so to me it seemed like a no brainer since I would have time to use up my many yards of stash!

The down side to all of this is that I can no longer buy whatever I want fabric wise.  I allow myself a small weekly allowance for my small wants and needs.  With the price of fabric going no where but up, this means at most I can afford to purchase a yard or so of fabric, and forget about buying bundles of new lines.  Usually this does not bother me, but I fell in love with Summersville, and now with another new one that I can't remember the name for off the top of my head that is coming out in August (take a breath!!).  Anyway.. I can't just buy fabric just because I want it anymore.
( Found it!  "Mama Said Sew" by Sweetwater.)

This morning I had to order some Kona of a specific color for Bee blocks.  I wanted the free shipping (this is why I've been saving my 'allowance' for a couple of weeks so I could buy enough to get free shipping) so I chose the two prints of Summersville that I like the best:



And some Kona solids that will compliment them since I already have the quilt planned in my mind.  I figured there was no sense in counting on winning any so I better take matters into my own hands! LOL!  I told my daughter that I am going to save every penny I get between now and August so that I can get a fat eighth bundle or a fat quarter bundle of the other one.  Now I just have to go see if I can find it again since I forgot to bookmark the site where I saw it!

Back to work on my May Doll quilt swap quilt.  It is turning into one of those that will be hard for me to send on it's way!

5 comments:

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

I know how you feel! I have fallen in love with summersville, too! I NEED it, but am holding off buying anything for a while! WAiting for a sale!

quiltmania said...

Good for you for making the decision to stay at home, and good luck with the fabric budget. lol.

quilt happy said...

i know i am on a budget too

Kim said...

Your doll quilt is going in the mail tomorrow or should we just keep them and say we sent them? I love this one too :0)

Happy Sewing

Michele said...

I understand your struggle. I try to keep on a budget but have done very poorly of that lately. Now I'm determined to do better in the coming months. It is so hard but I already have the fabrics for enough projects to keep me busy for quite a bit, I should be able to resist better.