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Thread: After christmas sales anyone?

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    After christmas sales anyone?

    How many of you will brave the crowds looking for bargains and making exchanges tomorrow (well, today now)!!????? I know I NEVER try to exchange anything unless I'm trying to find a different size, etc and know that more inventory won't come in. I try not to store up too much gift bags and wrapping paper...for one thing, every time I look for something in my closet, the Christmas stuff is the only thing I can find and most times, it falls on my head!!

    I may attempt some of the local stores (not the mall) to pick up a few last minute things for stocking stuffers, etc. Our family Christmas gathering is not until Thursday night! That works well lots of time because you can get gifts on sale!! LOL

    I have spent my Christmas day, choosing fabric and embroidery designs to make ornaments. Just taking my time not stressing over it...of course, that could be that nice glass of wine I had around 3:00 PM..is that too early for a glass of wine...no hard liquor...and I saved the peanut butter cups till just now with a Diet Coke.

    Ok, Ok, I'm getting giddy...better step away from the machinery!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!

    Carolyn in Mississippi

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    You are a real quilter when you eat your peanut butter cups with a swig of diet coke!LOL! Feliz Nativdad!

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    I read somewhere that diet coke coats the stomach and prevents calorie absorption. LOL. just kidding.
    Too afraid to hit stores because I would have to take my kids....
    i use the funnies from newspapers to wrap gifts. I buy the papers for the coupons and the funnies are then free.

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    No...I rarely fight the crowds to hit the after-Christmas sales. Besides, we are under a blizzard warning today. I just love to be snowed in for a few days....I will spend my time sewing, reading, and watching movies. All the things I don't normally get to do when school is on.

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    I dont hit the discount stores for sale Christmas items, but on Thursday, a LQS has an inventory reduction sale at all fabric 40% off. I WILL BE THERE. She said it is for tax purposes and to make room for the new inventory.
    Jean in MI

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    No after Christmas sales for me. My Grandkids are between 10 and 25, gift cards are the perfect gift for them. Always the right color and fits perfectly.
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    No sales for me either! We just have way too much stuff as it is. I really want less, not more. I decided next year, it will be gift cards, cash or quilty items. ( Again) I am just not into the retail stores..

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    Oh, come on! We are quilters, we are tough. I went out for about four hours today looking for Christmas clearance. I picked up a few gifts for next year at Kmart and even did some of my daughter's shopping since she had to work today. By the time I got to Walmart, the shelves were almost cleaned off. I picked up a few decorations and somethings we can use for my daughter's upcoming wedding. It wasn't very crowded and even the exchange line at Walmart was only 6-8 people deep. Not too bad at all.
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    DD and I went out this afternoon to about 4 or 5 stores. I spent only about $15. DD spent a couple hundred.

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    I used to shop the after Christmas sales...but don't need anything more in my house...even fabric... until I use some of what I already have. I also am preparing to hopefully move sometime in the next several months and am doing packing and cleaning out and giving away...though not much from my sewing room. Will reassess that after I move when I see what I have room for. Will be hopefully selling my house and moving into something smaller with no maintenance for me. Exciting, but change is hard, as well as letting go of items that I have collected over the years.

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    I went to Hancock's today, they had Christmas fabric on sale. Got 29 yards for 71.00 + tax. it was 70% off!!!!

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    I din't hit the after CHristmas sales yesterday but am heading out today. We got 5 inches of snow and ice yesterday and the roads were terrible. They are good today. Heading to Hancocks first to spend my gift card then JoAnns then the LQS. Then I need a few practical things like groceries. Everyone else is at work so nice and quiet here today.

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    I went to Wal-mart. what i got wasn't on sale but i looked last year and didn't buy it. so many here said great things about the BHG 18 inch wide ironing board- i finally got one!!! it adjusts up to 40 inches high too!!! love that since i'm a bit tall. I used my gift card from my Sister so it didn't cost me anything. love it!!!!

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    I can't think of anything I need enough to go fight a mob! In previous years, the after Christmas crowds were worse than the before Christmas crowds. I'll just stay inside and work in my sewing room.

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    We have 8 grandchildren and we give them one gift and the rest is money. They can decided what they really want. After Christmas sales make the money stretch. They range from 3 months to 9 years and there is just too much stuff. I will look at clearance in a few days. Don't need anything, need to clean out. My kids sure have used a lot of my stuff and glad they are excited with it as I used to be.

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    Hubby out of town. I am staying home and sewing free from distractions!!

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    Going to the stores here is no more exicting after Christmas than it is before Christmas....life in a small town. On line, yep I do indulge a bit in that.

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    We received about 8 inches of snow overnight. Gee, since travel was a little difficult, and we were 'snowbound', I felt completely guilt free about sewing all day long. Well, after I made breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen. Granddaughter received a horse to go with her AG doll, and it had a saddle blanket.....but she said that the pony was still cold. So.....traced the blanket to make a pattern and then made two - one had a beige fleece backing with a pink floral top, the other a yellow fleece with yellow floral. Made GD a flannel nightie, with a matching one for the doll. Plus three pants and tops, a dress, jumper.....have a 'sleeping bag' cut out, and plans for a coat and the blouse for the jumper. Did I mention that I love to be snow bound?
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    I usually avoid going but I needed to run some errands before the storm hit. It was mid afternoon by the time I arrived at Walmart. There were only 3 people ahead of me in line for returns. Picked up a couple of large rolls of wrapping paper at half off. I picked up some groceries, mostly vegetables. All in all things went much better than I thought it would.

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    I did but not for fabric. My wardrobe is in sorry shape after I had abdominal surgery 6 weeks ago. Nothing fits around the waist, and zippered pants are too painful right now! So so yoga pants and a cardigan is all what would fit my "Andy Capp" figure!

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    I actually did a little shopping on line but nothing as exciting as the email ads made them sound!! I would think the "after sale" would be a little cheaper than the "before deals". Guess not or I'm not getting emails from the right places. Can't imagine that as my Inbox stays full!!

    It's sad, but next week all the spring merchandise will be out along with the Valentine goodies. I do understand fabric and things that have to be made but I'm so not ready to try on shorts in the 30 degree rain we're having!! LOL

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