Friday, December 04, 2009

Confession of a Fabriholic

Once I find a source of bargains I find myself drawn there like a bee to nectar. Thus I went to the far back corner of the Goodwill store where I found my bargain drapes wondering what else I could find. I have in the back of my mind that I need another table cloth or two, having only one and it being white and that means potential stains and need for replacement. What I found hidden in that corner, besides three nice Chinese blue and white rice bowls was a basket full of fat quarters -- not one basketful but several in two color ways. I chose the pastel: blue, green, yellow, orange in graduated tones with muted [mostly] patterns. The clerk said to me that the baskets had originally been sold for about $70 each. I remarked that that seemed steep but 14.95 was excellent.

I chose the one with pastels, blues, greens, yellows with nice muted designs [mostly]. I came home and took them out, ironed them flat where they had been wrinkled and arranged them by color gradation. Lovely! 24 FQs for $15 means six yards of good quilting cotton for approximately 2.50 a yard. They would certainly be $8 a yard in the store. This bounty nagged at me for about 48 hours until I could stand it no longer. Yes, other fabriholics will understand -- I felt the other color selection calling to me. How could I forgo such a bargain? Finally I couldn't. I went back, found on only two baskets remained both in the brown/green/orange color way. I came home, ironed them ... they are not as pretty as the others, not as useful, the patterns are larger and less to my taste. But they will be useful nonetheless.

So I've added 12 yards, in the form of 48 FQs to my stash. Wow -- that ought to settle the craving for a while. For a while .... I hope.


Marie aka Grams aka Gramarme said...

Yes, June, I totally understand your addiction, and I think your choices are wonderful. Can't wait to see what you dream up for these. Good luck.

Evelyn said...

Awesome find! I would not have been able to pass those up, either. :-)