Sunday, October 4, 2015
There is a reason that I call my life The Crazy Train...yes I know there is a song by Ozzy called that...where do you think I got the name!
Yesterday Ky came over to spend the day working on a 69 Olds Cutlass convertible we have had stored in the garage. He thinks he's going to drive it next summer. I didn't want to burst his bubble by reminding him how expense it will be to drive it at today's gas prices. Back in the 80s it was Laurie's summer car and gas cost $50 a week back THEN. Anyway with Ky and Corey both spending the day with Terry, I took the opportunity to go fabric store/craft/purse shopping.
When I need to pick up something at "my" stores, Terry usually comes along and waits in the car. That's OK with me AND him, but really I NEVER take the time to just look around at whatever is new. I started at JC Penny and found the purse I wanted. It is exactly like the summer one I use and love, but I wanted it in black for the winter. Even at the sale price, it was twice as much as I got my summer one on clearance in the spring. I wrote it off and moved on. Forget the purse.
I went to Michael's and found some Spooky Town figurines that I wanted, now marked down 50%. HUGE score because I wanted them REALLY bad. Found some beads I "needed" and used a 50% off coupon...another score! Went to Tuesday Morning and found size 8 embroidery needles at 50 cents a pack...bought the 6 packs they had and WAS a great score for me. By now, I was totally burned out on shopping. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up Lasagna noodles and headed home to feed the crew.
I started thinking about that purse. I really did want it. After all, I couldn't expect to ALWAYS find a steal of a deal. I checked out the JC Penny web site and ended up ordering the purse on line because I also found an additional 20% off coupon which more than covered the cost of shipping. Not a score, but a great after thought.
As long as I'm talking about shopping, I'll mention that I buy most of my fabric on line. Though I have a JoAnn or two near me, I usually don't find what I want and their selection of Kona Cotton just is not very large. I have bought at Equilter.com and Fabric.com. I like their design board options.
HOWEVER, I recently saw a shop advertised in a quilt magazine called The Fabric Shack which is located in Ohio. I REALLY like this shop and the shipping is super user friendly. They have every shade of Kona Cotton listed by shade!! Their prices are great and carry quality brand fabrics. Check it out and if you order, tell them I sent you. I let them know that I would be posting about them. I get nothing in return, for the review, just the desire that they will continue to be there when I need a fabric fix, lol .
So, if you have on line shops that you like to haunt...see how I slipped that Halloween reference in!...please mention them in a comment. I really do go to the internet for most of my supplies.