Monday, September 5, 2011
My Favorite "F" Word will be under going some change and getting a fresh new look!
Bear with me as we move forward with a new focus!
In a continuing in the spirit of my "Year of Jubilee" - I decided it was time to re-visit my blogs.
Keep calm and carry on!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Right now, Walgreen's has a special going when you buy two (2) 2-liter Pepsi products (currently on sale for 4/$5.00) and one (1) Tostito's or Frito Lay products - you get a Redbox Movie Rental Code at check out.
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I picked up chips and soda last night - did two separate transactions and got two separate codes! Love Redbox!!
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
My girlfriends and I attended a quilt show this past weekend. We were able to get in for free (got VIP tickets good for all three days from local sewing center) and we all rode together to conserve fuel and parking costs. As we roamed the rows of booths it was evident that 'deals' were going to be few and far. I brought my camera and took advantage by grabbing some pictures of items to perk my memory for ideas of my own along with pictures of wanted items that I could research pricing once I was home. The resounding theme we kept hearing was "Cotton prices are going up" - yuck!
Cotton fabric is a staple for most quilters - if you quilt, you know what I'm talking about - you can never have enough fabric!! So I began to put on my thinking cap on how to save money on my hobby aside from the obvious "sale" and "coupon" techniques.
I went to my local thrift store in search of fabric - and also cotton sheets. Yes, cotton sheets!! I picked up several pieces of large quantity fabric and sheets (along with some sewing patterns and brand new never used items) all for $20.00 (which was my budget). That included local sales tax. One piece will be a perfect backing for a quilt I'm making now for my grand-niece's birthday!
Before tossing out unwanted clothing - think "repurpose" - have a hobby (like quilting) that can benefit from those clothes? Often skirts and blouses (cotton ones) have plenty of material to lend themselves to a 'second life' as a quilt. What about those buttons? Can you reuse them? If you're using the fabric from your unwanted clothing consider snipping the buttons and storing in a mason jar. Once the jar is full - put it on Craigslist or eBay - many people use buttons for numerous projects.
Waste not, want not. Hobbies are fun, but they don't have to be expensive.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I LOVE to embroider and I LOVE Jenny's stuff!LONG time follower of hers and it's been amazing to see her grow her business and her passion.
Go HERE to get a FREE Mardi Gras pattern for embroidery. While you're there - check out her stuff! You'll be hooked!
I went into JoAnn's today to get some quilting fabric for a quilt I'm making for one of my besties, and there on a rack when you walked in was "HOW TO" free project sheets. This one caught my eye...I was like "Wait, I know that pattern - I have it! That looks like a Sublime Stitching pattern" and sure enough as I turned over the sheet - there it was! Pretty cool!
"Sublime Stitching items: Camp Out embroidery transfers available at JoAnns.com"
WTG, Sublime Stitching! Ya come a long way baby!!
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