Feb 25, 2012

El Cheapo went shopping

Hi everyone.  I haven't decided if I want to use one of Vonna's finishing methods or to just sew the Overshot Heart into a flat pillow.  I did find the fabric for the back but will I use it?  Or linen?  When I was in JoAnn's complaining that I can't find nice fabrics, she suggested a quilt shop.  ????  Are you kidding me?  I can't believe how brain dead I am sometimes.  Just because I don't quilt is no reason to not realize they have great fabrics that I could use.   While I was looking for fabric in New Wilmington, I decided to continue into Volant to James Creek.  My husband was driving and I am white knuckled whether behind the wheel or a passenger because of neck concerns.  This time, someone pulled out and we had to slam the brakes.  Not really that hard, but enough for the head to whip and my arms immediately went numb for a few minutes.  Scares this old lady.  I recouped!  Here's my purchases. 

This darling little wall box (I have a thing for wall boxes and cupboards), which holds 3 x 5 cards perfectly and will probably end up hanging over a desk.  The sconce (I also have a thing for sconces) can hold dried berries and such in the bottom, and I bought the grungy candle to go with it.  I have them, can't find them, bought another to avoid a scene.












And here are my fabrics.  Love them all.  I'm starting to make pincushions for the top of my boxes.  I found a few more quilt shops that I want to visit and my husband just rolled his eyes.  Am I the only one that doesn't quilt but has a thing for fabrics?
Today we went to Jimmy's Italian Store in Ohio for our weekly visit and stopped at the Apple Basket.  I had a coupon!!!   My purchases there included a lamp (25% off) and another sconce that will hold dried berries.

















Those "rags" you see are the Bliss and Hinckley samplers I finished not long ago and haven't framed yet.
And finally, this basket which is a Linda Searcy design and copyrighted.  The basket's material is the type I find in shops, sprayed with something that makes it very stiff and obviously mass produced.    
A battery operated candle looks great inside  which I will eventually purchase.    Everything still has its tags - part of my Queen of Returns habit.


I'm sure everyone is drooling over some of the new needlework designs and I found several I will be stitching.

That's it.  I'll be drawing a name tomorrow night and will post then.   Have a great Sunday.  Thank you for visiting!

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Ooooh, my neck was hurting reading about your little car almost-mishap today. I hope it doesn't develop into anything more!

Love your new fabbies! As usual you have really neat 'prim' things.

Take care, Marly!

Shirlee said...

Whoa! Did I miss something? Are you living in PA or are you visiting? I know New Wilmington & Volant very well! Well, not "very well" I guess (only been there once) but I'd say "well enough" since I spent the entire day in that area a couple years ago : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What a fantastic shopping adventure. The fabrics you chose are gorgeous.
Quilt shops are a lot more pricey but you can find the best ones as you found out.
Love all of your sconces and wall items.
Hugs,
Susan

Dirty Martini Queen said...

I also do not quilt or even sew but can't resist buying fabric. Love your new lamp and sconces and queen of returns should keep them. Lol

Rugs and Pugs said...

Marly ~
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that lamp. If you must return something, don't let it be the lamp!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Margaret said...

lol! You crack me up! I don't think you're el cheapo. I'm not the best when it comes to being happy driving either so I don't blame you on that score. Love your purchases! Great finds all. And the fabrics are really pretty, so sweet!

Ginny said...

Love all your wonderful purchases!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Those fabrics are lovely and I enjoyed seeing all your other purchases too.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

OMG--Where are you from!?!? I live 15 minutes from Volant--I used to sell in the Mill!! My mind has been in a fog over Brian lately--I don't remember if I wrote back to you about my blog ending up in Spamland. Don't worry about it-no harm done. Brian was afraid to go to sleep so I promised I would watch over him while he sleeps. It's after 2 AM now. Isn't James Creek THE BEST? Hopefully I can have some more upbeat things on my blog soon--Thanks so much for your support--Jan

Krista said...

Such pretty fabrics and new treasures!

Siobhán said...

I'm glad you're okay! Love all the new goodies. Even when I wasn't quilting, I still had a thing for fabrics. Oh, the possibilities!

Bertie said...

Good to hear you are fine, necks are precious.
The little rags are well not rags!!
Love your wonderful buy's, and the fabrics are gorgeous, am sure you will think up something unusual again:))
Happy Sunday!

cucki said...

wow i love all of them so much xx

Faye said...

Your fabs and finds are just beautiful....Cant wait to see whats next~~~ Have a great Sunday!

Faye

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh very beautiful ...
have a godd day

Chris said...

You found some wonderful things :)

Joy said...

What great finds! I love to just walk through a quilt shop. Can you believe the prices these days? Keeps me in check just a little.
Happy Week!

Sherry said...

You always find such great items to buy! Speaking of a quilt shop, I need to head over to mine for some fabrics. Have a great day.

Deb said...

Gosh, this post is like eye candy with all these wonderful things. And I always buy my fabric from the quilt shop (well duh, I quilt right?). But I found the difference in quality to be amazing - quilt stores always have the latest lines and the greatest things.

Viola di Nebbia said...

Wow how beautiful fabrics!! *.* And the candle keeper is fantastic *.*

Suzanne said...

Very nice finds and I love the fabrics.

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