Fabric Crazy (but Thrifty)

The good news is that my husband’s job is back to full-time and we have insurance again!  I have to admit that while we were uninsured (and struggling to find insurance) I kept joking that if one of us fell and broke a leg, it was the other one’s job to drag them to the car and run into the nearest light pole!  Anyway, in my relief, I went a little fabric crazy.  I’m supposed to be using up what I have but I ran into these beauties (all quilt shop fabrics) at the thrift store.  All in all, I only spent about $30 on my little spree so I don’t feel too guilty.

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These were all from my favorite thrift store in Gladstone.

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There are nearly five yards of each of these…I’m thinking quilt backs.

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There are three yards each of these.  I’m planning a border and binding with the leaves and a shirt for my husband with the nautical.

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Then, I happened to be driving by our Goodwill’s bin store and found these.  I have a bin to make for my bathroom to hold my guest towels that will look great in the upholstery fabric and, well, I just couldn’t say no to the other two…they looked lonely!  All three pieces cost me $3.88.

So there you have it…my big shopping spree!  Far more fun that the shopping my husband gets to do today.  My oven element broke last night.  I guess it just decided to quite after a cake and a batch of cupcakes right in a row.  I do bake a lot so my oven gets more use than many.  Seriously, though, shouldn’t there be a law against ovens going out ten days before Thanksgiving?  The last stove gave up the ghost as I was in the midst of baking 24 gingerbread houses.  Stoves, I’ve decided, have awful timing!  Thank goodness for me that my in-house repairman can handle the repair.  I can’t imagine trying to schedule in two repairs this week….I already have the fridge repair coming!

Of course, if the oven doesn’t work…I have more time to quilt!  Perhaps I need to rethink this!

Happy quilting,

Beth

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