Sunday, November 23, 2008

A TRIP TO JOANN'S FABRIC

Good evening ;  I hope every one is having a very wonderful weekend. We are having very cold weather, I mean brrrr cold. In the mornings there is a very heavy frost and some ice, on Friday we did have a few Snow Flakes but nothing that stuck.  I am  so busy in my craft room these days, I don't have much time to visit everyone, and I really miss you all so much.  I did get a lot done this afternoon so that is good. I finished my Christmas Swap gifts only have two more to do and then I can mail them out...  Yea!!

Yesterday hubby the sweet man he is took me to Joann's for some much needed fabric. I have not been to the fabric shop for such a long time,  so I was very surprised at how high fabric costs.  The last time I was buying fabric it was only 3.99 yd.  Now that is a long time.  lol;  So being on a  tight budget  looking at the high prices of the fabric blew me away.  Not to mention depressed because I love to buy fabric. Any way I was trying to find some Brown Toil  my Daughter Chas loves that color and print, but I could not find any. So now I am getting really up set I could not believe Joann's did not have that, they had every other color. It was not my day. So I went on the hunt for something to replace it but with the same feel and color.  It took me a while but I found that the perfect  one.  I will take photos tomorrow and show you I just love it.  I am making her two pillow shams and one neck roll for her bedroom. That is what she wants for Christmas. I also found some blue floral toil for me not sure what I am going to use it for, but I will have it when I do...   ha ha  I also bought this really pretty green and rust color lap quilt set you can make, it was only 20.00  it is just so pretty, can't wait to start on it. I am still trying to get my camera working right, I have been using my phone for photos, and when hubby went to send them to my laptop,,,,,,     wellllll lets just say it did not go well...  :[  boo  I have photos on it from Grandparents day at my grand daughters school. I had so much fun little Libby was so excited to show me her class and the school. She took me all over, wore me out. Then I left and went to meet my other grand daughter Caileigh  and she took me all over again....  whewwww....  what a day that was...

So I am so sorry for not having any photos to share with you all, it is kind of a boring post. I hope to have some great photos for you all tomorrow.  I am very behind on them..   Well I guess that is about it for now.  I thank you all for stopping by and leaving me comments, you are so very sweet to do so.   Have a great week dear friends....  God Bless;

Hugs;

Alaura

12 comments:

Connie said...

It's not boring if you have something interesting to say and you did, sweet chick! I like it!!
Smooches,
Connie

Jill said...

I love toile too! You know I found some pretty toile at Walmart for a pretty good price! Have fun puttering in your craft room~!
~Jill

Neabear said...

Listen girl, just because you don't have pictures does not mean it is boring. No way jose. Of course having the pictures does help. Okay you can slap me now. Seriously, I enjoyed reading about what you are doing. I was surprised to hear you had not been to a fabric store in so long. I go fairly often. The employees there recognize us most days. One person working there now, used to work with me one summer in the school district. It is fun to see her. She was there the last time we went which was last Sunday after church. I am looking forward to when you are able to post pictures of your projects. Good Luck with finishing them.

Vanilla Lavender said...

Hello Alaura!! You're not alone! It happens the same with me too. I always go there hoping to find a "deal" on a good piece of fabric but it's too expensive and I always come back home frustrated and sad... Hope you're having a nice Sunday!! Hugs! Vanessa

This Country Girl said...

Alaura,

We don't have a Jo-Anns around here, so I've never been in one. To buy fabric, you have Walmart. Or if I want to drive 45 minutes, there's Hobby Lobby and Hancock Fabrics.

I do love toile too.

Tammy

Shelia said...

Evening, Alaura!! I love toile, too bad you couldn't find what you were looking for. Can't wait to see what all you're doing.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

Again, I have to say you sound busy! I was at JoAnn Fabrics today and last weekend as well. I remember buying fabric much cheaper back in the day LOL! I have a couple of projects I want to work on as well.

I'm sorry that you are having camera issues, but I'm glad to read that you had a nice time at your granddaughter's school.

take care,
Dawn

trash talk said...

I know Alaura, everything is getting too darn high! If you go online you might find brown toile at Waverly.com. to see who locally carries it. BTW, I love your new layout(if I haven't already told you that). It's really lovely. Deb

Smilingsal said...

It's fun to go shopping, especially when you DO find what you want.

Riet said...

HI, thank you for stopping by. I love your story about the toil and the prices. We live in Holland and I must tell you I buy all my fabric in the USA on line bacause itis so much cheaper there. Over here you pay most of the times 3 times more than over there. So hooray for the www

justabeachkat said...

I think prices on EVERYTHING is high right now. Soooo frustrating. You've been a busy busy girl since the last time I visited you.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs!
Kat

Haley said...

I like to shop at Joann Fabrics for my favorite prints...