Sunday, November 20, 2011

AN AHA STORY ENDING IN A GIVEAWAY!!!

Since my hubby came home this week after a very long road trip for work, I finally had a day to shop at my own pace!!


I had these Kaffe dots, but needed these...


and some of this...


and some of this...


and this...


so I could think of doing this...


Then, in the middle of a quilt shop, in an excited spin in front of the luscious flannels, I remembered the "little" quilt I worked on this week.


My hand, red like a STOP sign. A string tied around my finger to help me remember to be in the moment, to wake up, to realize what it is I am doing. 

And I thought, "Right NOW, do I need more fabric?"
Probably not, I thought, as this shelf came to mind.


Ahhhh...
I got quiet and realized that some new fabric is fun, and since I already had some, what was it I really needed in that moment?
And at that moment, when I slowed down enough to hear, I realized what I needed right NOW was some quiet...not fabric. 
So, I went to read my new magazine in front of a peacefull pond with ducks. 



When I got home, instead of thinking what I usually think, "Ugh, my play time is up already?" 
I thought, "Yes, I am ready and able. I am glad to be home."

 In the NOW I embraced another opportunity to grow!

Since I need some room to grow, I decided to share some of my black and whites with you!!!!!!!

I have this pile...


this pile...


and this pile!



Three bundles of eight pieces - fat quarters and 1/2 yards.


As I was shopping, I was shocked to see fabric at 12.10$ a yard. 
I am curious what you are doing. 
Are you paying that much? Do you shop online? Are you only using your stash?

One chance to win if you leave a comment. 
Another chance if you are already or become a follower.
Overseas quilters are welcome to play too!!!
Winner announced next Sunday.


(a frosty smile from inside of the minivan!)











12 comments:

  1. Eckhart would be so proud! And the rest of jealous of your loot!
    I do not pay that much, ever. There are a ton of online merchants who have reasonable prices (because they are at-home-based merchants) and I'm happy to support their little shops (usually on Etsy), but brick and mortar shops need to pay overhead.
    For now I need to hit my stash and get creative!

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  2. Yes, I pay that much. Just hum a little song and try not to think too much. After all, paying $2.50 or $3.00 for a fat quarter is that much ($10-12). I am trying to cut back, sew up more from the stash, and buy on sale when I can. Sigh. I want it all!!!!

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  3. Once in awhile I will pay that much but not very often. I find myself walking away from fabric (OMG) quite often now. It needs to be something pretty special for me to pay that price. I do try to find it on line for a better price when I get home, and if I don't I add it to my list of what to look for when the online shops or LQS have sales.

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  4. I'm trying to mostly shop my own stash, but since I won a LQS gift card at guild in October, I did get 2 yards at $10 on Saturday.
    Plus I rolled all my change on Friday & had "play" money, when I was done with my Op Quilt ticket selling turn, I bought 2 more yards (different LQS). And these 4 yards do have a specific gift purpose in mind.... :D

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  5. I am a follower also and I am glad that I now have a very large stash to use so I don't have to pay $12.05 or whatever a yard!! I am mostly proud of you for your growth...great job!

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  6. Stephanie, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!! What a post of so much inspiration, lovely reminders and the finger with the bow, big smile!!! I keep playing with the idea of putting a bow on an elephant trunk for the Alzheimers Quilt fundraiser....Sometimes elephants even need a little help remembering...maybe I better go home and create and thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for giving me the hall pass and inspiration! Love to you and family, Em

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  7. I'm in the UK and we pay around £10 - £12 a metre (not sure what it would be in dollars!) so I use my stash as often as I can but sometimes there's a new line you just gotta have!!!!

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  8. Hey Stephanie, since moving to a town that has the nearest fabric shop 8,73kms away, all my shopping is online these days! $9US a yard is average. I have paid $29AUS for a metre of Kaffe once in a store I was visitng and just HAD to have!

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