Sunday, March 02, 2008

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Fabric Store

Actually - the funny thing happened AT the fabric store, but anyway....

I started out with a good list - new rotary cutter, blades, thread, and some fabric for a couple of quilt projects I am working on.

I was fine until I got in line for the cutting counter -and got spotted - by 2 of my Sister-In-Laws and my niece.

"There's nothing purple in this cart," one SIL observed. The other SIL had been hinting BROADLY that the Train Miranda I made for the Munchkin would look really good in purple, so I knew what that was all about. I'd been intending to make her one, but since there were so many fabric styles to choose from I did not want to buy it without her input.

Since the quilting fabrics were on sale - I grabbed the 3 of them and off we went back over to get more fabric - just as my number was being called for cutting!

"I'll be back" I promised the ladies at the cutting counter.

So we found our purples - and back I went to get it all cut.

It must have been my lucky day - I had grabbed a whole bunch of bolts that had just enough on them that after I put in my order, there were "remnants" left that I of course snatched up at the additional discount.

So I ended up with enough purples to make 2 Mirandas (and I just happen to know someone else that is related to me that loves purple!!), and enough of the other bits and pieces to really get to work on 4 quilt projects in various stages of progress - from planning to piecing.

AND I got my new rotary cutter. I got lots of great input from lots of people on the different cutters out there, but in the end opted to stick with the same Fiskars cutter I am used to. I've had no complaints, like how it feels in my hand, the price was right - and this great new color in their Coastal Collection will help me keep my paper cutter and fabric cutter separated.

I obliterated the gift card Hubby gave me for my birthday - and then some - but will get a lot out of what I purchased. I just can't go back again for a while - unless I win the Lottery.

6 comments:

Joan, Lazy Girl said...

I feel like I went shopping with you!

Love the rotary cutter color and yummy new fabrics.

Joan

lazy sister sue said...

Great job shopping! Wish I could have been there to help, now who is this relative of ours that likes purple?! Actually the fabric I have for MY Miranda has purple in it so if you make her a purple Miranda it will help keep mine safe! Happy sewing and I love the pretty new rotary cutter.

Moneik said...

Glad to hear you got a new rotary cutter! I have a whole collection of purple fabrics. I might just need to make a new Miranda for the wedding/honeymoon. I finished my first Miranda today and I started a mini version tonight.

Gina said...

Sounds like you had a great shopping trip. I've got to go to my LQS tomorrow and my bank balance is dreading it

love and hugs xxx

jillquilts said...

Love the purples! I am glad that you were able to use your gift card for your goodies. And I love the purples!

Amelia said...

Love those purples...they look regal and royal...like they should carry lots of money and important things once they are made into a purse.