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Thread: Practicing self control. I only bought 9.5 more yards...

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    Mark and I visited our son at college today and I spotted a fabric store--a BIG one--on the way there. It was open on our way home!! :D :shock: :D :shock:

    They have over 7,500 bolts of cotton fabrics. :shock: :lol: :D :shock:

    Now, you know just how much self control I used to get out of there with only 5 (correction, 7) pieces. I also (oh, you'll be so very proud of me) asked where the sale ones were. :wink:

    The center fall color is the only flannel--$4.50/yd. The blue with gold squares and the one next to it were also $4.50/yd. The batiks were not on sale--but I can't resist an earthy batik.

    The owner is so smart--she had a TV going with the football game on--Mark gravitated toward it right away. Hey! I was impressed he even came in! :lol:
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    LOL with a TV he might let ya stop next time just for a game update!


    Love the fabrics! Now go play with your new machine!

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    Very nice selection Karla! You really did have a lot of control didn't you?

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    Yes, sandpat--I LEFT 7,495 (correction, 7, 493) there. Not as much as 1/4 yard of any of those. :wink: :lol:

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    That's really pretty stuff you got!!! :)

    I don't know if I could have had as much self control.
    Fabric shops are my downfall if I can get into one.
    You did good and to get Mark in there? WOW! I'll tell ya, that's one smart shop owner. lol

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    Ditto on the shop owner having the game on! I wonder how many "uh hu honey.... that's fine dear..." she must hear! LOL!

    :) So pretty!

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    Wow, that was some control, I would have never made it out of there with so little fabric. I can't even go to Joanns anymore without spending $100-$200 every time I'm in there. Thank goodness I can put most of it to use. And my hubby doesn't complain anymore how much I buy cause he knows how much I sell out of it! Oh, and your fabrics you did pick are beautiful!

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    HEY i COUNT 7 DIFFERENT FABRICS
    not 5
    are you trying to pull one over on us.
    Maybe my eyes are tired.
    Very very nice choices you have made.

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    All are just yummy!!! What a wonderful day you had--got to visit with your DS AND buy fabric. What more could a mom want?

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    dreamer--you're right!! Where did I get 5? :oops:

    So---are you still proud of me for leaving 7,493? :roll:

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    I'm proud of you. You did not take the whole store. :lol: :lol: love your stach.

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    May I ask where that store is located?

    My oldest daughter lives in Rochester and we visit often and I would love to go to a new fabric store.

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    cas--this would be a wonderful place to stop at with your daughter!

    Here's their website: www.patchworkplusquiltshop.com

    :D

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    nice group of fabric...can't wait to spot then in your projects :D

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    Thanks Karla, I can't believe I've missed that fabric shop.

    I used to live near Skaneateles but that was before I got interested in quilting so it would have been easy to overlook.

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    i love your fabs...... very pretty :D

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