Saturday, 15 November 2014

Acquisitions! (Language warning)

I haven't bought too much over the last couple of weeks.

On my Friday off a couple of weeks ago, I took in soft drink cans for the deposits.  And then went straight to my local quilt store, Peachtree, and spent the money on fabric related items!

I bought a metre of fusible fleece, five fat quarters from the bargain bin, the Canadian flag fat quarter, a Frixion erasable pen, and two packs of the 2 1/2 inch squares.  I'll use the fleece and fat quarters to make bags.  I bought a pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company a while back that uses the 2 1/2 inch squares to make a mini quilt.  I thought the pen would come in handy for marking lines on fabric.

Last week at work, I had a bad day.  A really bad day.  On my way home from work, I decided that rather than eating my way out of my bad day, I would indulge in some retail therapy.  So I went to my local yarn store, Golden Willow, and announced that I needed some "I had a shitty day" sock yarn.  Sharon helped me to find some very nice Berroco Ultra Alpaca fine sock yarn in a dark heather shade.  The sock yarn will be used for my 14th pair of socks.  I also bought two "it's getting colder" Noro Nadeshiko skeins to make myself a new cowl.  The Nadeshiko is an angora/wool/silk blend.  I'm thinking I might make a Gap-tastic cowl with it.  My last purchase was the newest issue of Handwoven magazine.

I left the store with my "I had a shitty day" purchases feeling like the day was a little less shitty.



  1. Sometimes, retail therapy is the best medicine!

  2. If you can end a "shitty" day with new yarn it seems to make the whole day better. Good for you treating yourself, love the yarns you picked out.

  3. Ha! Ha! Ha! Looks like the perfect way to solve a "shitty" day to me!! :)