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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Economy Stimulating

I didn't get any sewing done what-so-ever this weekend. It was rush, rush, rush, all weekend.
Hubby went out of town and at my house that never goes smoothly, We are always missing something or in this case, a suitcase. Now don't miss understand, we have suitcases BUT...
Well some are cloth and he has had problems with those coming back to him after the flight, soaking wet, including his clothes. So those suitcases are just gathering dust in the storage unit.
One of his favorites is a big hard shell case. But this one has it's own problems. It weigh 19 pound unpacked and when you are only allowed 50 ponds, that really cuts into your packing. Also one of the latches has been broken for awhile, courtesy of the airport. So he would use a bright colored strap. But that was lost on the last trip.
So, the night before his early morning flight, we went down and bought a new (much lighter) soft shell suitcase.
We shall see how long this one lasts! Too bad we can't charge the airlines for our investment in the luggage stock! But They are just not careful with the bags.
Since Hubby always travels with some sort of computer "stuff" it's always a hard decision on how much he can carry and what can be sacrificed to the airlines.
This time he will carry it all and I shipped the rest. What a hassle!

After I dropped him off at the airport (2 hours away).  I took the long way home and visited a favorite fabric store of mine (Beverly's in Rocklin). It's been quite awhile since I've been in there and so I tried not to go crazy and just buy what I thought I'd use in the near future.
These fat-quarters can be useful in just about any project, but I have a couple ideas.
Then I saw this totally useless box and I squealed with delight and it ended up in my basket.
But ain't it just the cutest little thing?! They had them in 3 sizes, this is the smallest. I'm sure I can find a use for it if I think hard enough.
Then I bought a some yardage. If you look real hard you will see the beiges at the top of the picture. Those are always useful and I never have enough. I could have bought more but I will am trying to challenge myself to use more color.
And these fabrics at the bottom, those are my "more color". Of course I see myself whipping up a few more zippy bags because today I have a free day and I'm looking forward to sewing!
Having to do all Hubbies chores is cutting into my day and that time change may be affecting me too. I'm so tired by 8. But I'm making myself stay up till 10. Ridiculous!

Yesterday I went down to the classroom where Sue Spargo was teaching a class. No I didn't take any of her classes, I'm too cheap. But I sure did find as many excuses as I could to walk s-l-o-w-l-y through the room. I was trying to soak it all up. And my plan was to buy her stitch book. BUT I WAS TOO LATE! They had just sold the last one so I came home empty handed. I could have cried. I could still cry...

Anyway before I wet my keyboard, I'm going to go cut into some fabric!
Take care and have a wonderful day!


Jean(ie) said...

I can't wait until after Easter. I've been seeing so much cool fabric I want to buy.

I love your choices. You were making up for my fabric fast... right?

Linda said...

Pretty pretty fabrics...not completely empty handed. :-)

Createology said...

I love Beverly's in Rocklin and try to get there at least once a month. Sign up online and they will send you a monthly mailer with coupons. Safe travels...

Lori said...

I was just making a comment to my hubby that I need a new suitcase. Traveling is hard on them!!

Love your latest fabric additions:)