Sunday, May 2, 2010

Heart Palpitations & Sunday Stash Report

Fabric added this week: 38 yards
Fabric added YTD: 131 yards
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used YTD: 53 1/2 yards
Net used for 2010: -78 1/2 yards
This leaning tower is approximately 38 yards worth of quilt shop quality fabric. Yesterday, while visiting my oldest sister in Hemet, CA and searching for an address, she made a wrong turn into a Goodwill store parking lot. I said "it's meant to be, may as well go in the store now" and we did. I found several zip lock baggies with little white cards giving the yardage and price of the contents; the prices ranged from $2 to $4 a yard, the smallest piece 1/2 yard and the biggest at 4 yards. The store had a 40% off so I figure it was a great deal at $1.20 a yard, I choose the prettiest fabrics and restrained myself to a few bags. I showed my sister my find and she said "That's not the price, those are the prices from the person who donated the items, ask the store manager for their price". The manager said: "$1 a bag with 40% off" WHATTTT????!!!!!!!! My heart stopped, my brain instantaneously remember how many bags there were and my feet took me across to the other end of the store in a nano-second flat. I scored those 38 yards squeezed into 19 bags for $11.40 and no tax!. The adrenaline was pumping, it took an immense amount of self restrain not to start shouting and jumping of joy.
I don't care that I haven't sewn a scrap of fabric in the last week(s), I don't care to spend another 10 minutes searching my computer for the picture of my finished king sized quilt (which I'm incredibly proud of) to show, and I don't even care that I'm in the RED with my stash report, I AM HAPPY! Deep breath now.........................


Mary-Kay said...

Wow! What a great deal. I always look at the Goodwill type shops here but never seem to find any good deals.

Lori said...

Happy Dance! Happy Dance!! I have the Snoopy "Happy Dance" gif you can watch! I would be SURE to Happy Dance after that score!

SpinningStar said...

WOW.... that's all I can say right now....WOW!!!!


Dee Dee said...

I would have done the same thing! What a great deal - who knew such treasure could be found at Goodwill - I will have to visit my local store and check to see what they have.