Sunday, June 3, 2012

Score!

A local thrift shop held their annual craft/quilting sale on Saturday morning, and contrary to my normal preference for sleeping in on Saturday mornings, this particular Saturday I got up just about the same time I do for work every day and headed out with Hubby to the thrift store. The draw for him was the mention of Louis L'Amour books in the same thrift store ad.

Hubby struck out on the books and I didn't find very much either, but I did find these two items--and I'm kind of excited about them too!


The Michael Miller fabric was $2 for two yards, and the wooden cigar box--which is perfect for holding bobbins--was also $2. Not bad, eh?! And as a consolation prize for Hubby, we stopped on the way home and I bought him breakfast--something else that rarely happens on a weekend morning.

Last weekend I stopped by Sherri's blog to visit. I immediately became infatuated with some Bonnie and Camille fabric she was working with called Marmalade--YUM! Of course I thought I needed to have some of my own, but I found when I checked the Fat Quarter Shop that the fabric wouldn't be out until OCTOBER! How could I possibly wait that long?

Guess what? I don't have to! Look what arrived in the mail a couple days ago:


Yep, Marmalade! Buying a fat quarter bundle was a splurge for me, but the fabric is SOOOOOOO beautiful, I couldn't resist! I was fortunate to be able to find it, too. After I checked the Fat Quarter Shop and found out it wouldn't be released for some months, it occurred to me that someone may have scored some at market and put it up for sale, so on the off chance, I checked eBay, and boy I sure got lucky! Now I just need the perfect pattern--and a little play time.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend full of fun and luck! Thanks for stopping by to visit.

10 comments:

piece peace said...

Congratulations on your super finds! Keep us posted on your Marmalade projects, too please.

Josie McRazie said...

hahaha My Dad (73) and his Louis L'Amore books! In the 80's Mom signed up for a club for him and he has all of these beautifully bound books! He got like 2 a month and they are his prize collection and yet he still buys more! How many of these books are out these?? LOL

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Looks as delicious as the jam!!!! Nice score at the thrift shop

Melzie said...

Oh what a good idea on the cigar box! good finds :)
xoxo melzie

Laura K said...

Oh you are so lucky. I can't wait for some Marmalade fabric of my own. I checked ebay right after market too for some but there wasn't any on there when I checked. I guess I will have to keep my eye out or wait until October. Have fun with it! I know you will make something beautiful.

krislovesfabric said...

Good for you! I have some of that ordered for October, need that much time to get my other projects done anyway, I suppose...look forward to seeing what you decide to do with yours.

Michele said...

Wow! That Marmalade is lovely :-) You are a lucky girl! Enjoy it! I saw your Doc in the parade and it is lovely......just beautiful :-)

Jen said...

That is one beautiful stack of fabrics!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I too want Marmalade but I will be waiting until October. Too much collecting and not enough being produced of said collections. need to stop hoarding and start sewing! Hopefully by October, I will be all caught up with myself.

Sinta Renee said...

You certainly did score, big time! That is such cute fabric. I think it's "the" fabric of the season! Can't wait to see what pattern you find to go with it.