Saturday, December 27, 2008

All the build up to Christmas can only lead to one thing: The Day-After-Christmas-Sales.
Our little family enjoyed everything about Christmas. The weather was chilly and a few rain showers came our way. Just enough to keep us tucked inside all day. We slowly ate our way through far too many goodies and watched several Christmas and non-Christmas movies. All too soon the day was over and the newspaper filled with deep discount advertisements was on our driveway.
With no interest in fighting the crowds in the mall parking lot, I had only one stop to make - my local quilt shop. Everything in the shop was at least 25% off. I had in mind the things that I wanted and waited until early afternoon to go. I didn't want to get swept up in the wave of early morning bargain hunters. It's easy to become distracted and start picking things up just because some lady has a cute little knickknack in her hand. The only 'impulse' buy I made was that familiar brown envelope you see tucked in the back. Everything else was on my mental list of stash enhancements.
Now to get shopping in the stash for the next project and find my way to the cubby to get to work. I'm hoping for just one more project before the end of the year. I'd better get busy.

22 comments:

Darlene said...

I've resisted the strong urge to go shopping! Sigh! I love your purchases but you MUST share what's in the brown envelope in the back! Please!

Quilt Hollow said...

The brown envelope pattern is a secret? You keep us in suspense!

gwen said...

It sounds like you had a really great time at Christmas and the day after. Unfortunately we don´t have that kind of sales here. Would be too dangerous for my wallet, mind you. I am just as curious as the others to see which pattern is in the brown envelope! Take care.

Quilterin said...

I would love to have such a wonderful quiltshop!
Your purchases are great and I´m really curious about the secret of the brown e3nvelope. *smile*

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Sounds like you had a rand Christmas, your post-holiday haul looks great! Happy New Year, Libby!

Judy said...

Yummy fabrics! Love the blue wool too. It reminds me that I had something to send you months ago and never did, darn my memory.

I see that lovely dark muslin and is that the light version? Kathie asked me if they carried a light and I said to ask you since I had just seen dark and medium. Very nice goodies!

Screen Door said...

Temptation...I love your purchases. But I know exactly how you can get caught up. Have fun playing.....

Lorraine said...

My LPS is closed until the 6 Jan! No sale there...but there is one starting tomorrow in the city..am even tempted to make the trek in!! Your Christmas day sounds great...love days like that...good memories! Good luck with your "one more project for the year"....I haven't been in the sewing room for a few days but hope to spend most of the coming week in there....give or take a day!!

Catherine said...

Looks like you found some wonderful goodies and had a great Christmas!
We looked at the crowds at the stores yesterday and waited till after dinner to have a wander through our bookstore. That's our favourite spot and, as it's in the building, we're there way too often!

Julze said...

oh I totally agree..LOL! I can't wait to start crafting again, too!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You got some good stuff there Libby. I love that shop too. I've gotta get over there. The book you bought is a great book. Lots of good things in there.

Beth said...

Oh I love that store! Ok, what little brown envelope did you get this time? And how is that book you got, I've wondered about that one.

Wendy said...

We had a quiet family Christmas here in the deep snow. You had an excellent shopping day, I wish I could get out of the snow for some shopping too.

Quilts And Pieces said...

So which pattern did you get! You tease!

paula, the quilter said...

So what is in the envelope, hmmm? We kept it low-key and only went out to breakfast along with everybody else in town it seemed.

Kathie said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas day.
I have been wanting to order that book too!
Love the fabric on the top with the dots.
great color is that muslin on the bottom lighter than the dark you normally buy?
OH what great plaids are they all from one line?
Great finds on your shopping trip!
is that thread for hand quilting???
can't wait to see what you make from that manilla envelope and which pattern it is!
will we see it tomorrow????
LOL
Kathie

Guðrún said...

I wish I were with you if you went to Quilts by Cheri, I am going to ORDER patterns from her TODAY. I just love what she has to offer, wow. And I have been thinking that I would not buy a thing for the next months, just use what I have in "stock" :) :) :) well things change.

Carol said...

What fun, fun treasures...how very, very fun!

Karen said...

Okay, I give. Which pattern is in the brown envelope?
I just did the Church Cat pattern.

Kim said...

I found my way to Fat Quarters and spent nearly forever in there, soaking in all the primitive goodness. There is so much to see and touch and admire. Lucky girl you are to have that treasure nearby. Enjoy the New Year holiday fun.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Yum, homespun fabric?? I love sales!

Stina said...

Oh I wish that shop was near my place... love to hear what you think of Lynda´s new book!! And a new pattern from I know who...;o)