Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Sewing Conundrum

When my life is busy (like really hectic) and there is no sewing time, I usually buy patterns and fabric. The items are on sale at prices too good to miss (or so my brain tells me). I find my behavior confusing. There are plenty of patterns and fabrics in my stash of goodies. I could spend my limited time sewing a seam or two. Do I do that? No, I spend my time exploring websites! When I'm involved with a sewing project, the sales don't appeal to me most of time...if I even notice them. I'm just too busy working on a project. Anyhow, I did buy some treasures. I'll have lots of fun with them if life allows.

The BVM sales are great. Here's what I bought:
Fabric Mart had a 50% off sale on double knit and ponte. In my defense, that type of fabric is lacking in my stash. I do need some basic wardrobe builder fabric.
Fabric Mart Ponte and double knit

Sawyer Brook only has a few sales during the year. I love their fabric. It's a bit pricey but well worth it.
Sawyer Brook sage silk and print cotton satin

Gorgeous Fabrics has great fabrics at a reasonable price but high shipping costs. There are sales almost every weekend. Most of the time I check the sales when I'm looking for something specific. This time I was looking for sage lace to go with the above pictured silk. When I found it, I had to have it knowing that the colors might not match. The fabric gods were with me and the colors are perfect. Of course, fabric doesn't like to travel alone so I bought a  couple of pieces to go with it.
Gorgeous Fabrics lace, print ponte knit and brown double knit
I did manage to work on the shirt for DH when all the sales (of interest to me) finally ended. I just have buttonholes and buttons to go.

That's all that's going on in my sewing world. Happy sewing!


Sew Blessed Maw said...

OH what beautiful fabrics and patterns.. Don't sales and delivered packages make you so happy when your "too busy to sew?"
I do the same thing.. But ,it really makes me happy.

Linda T said...

It must be something with us confirmed sewers - I do the same thing - buy when I cannot sew. Something about the thrill of the hunt and then opening a package when it arrives. Problem is, sometimes I have trouble finding a place to stash it!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Well at least you spread your fabric/pattern love around! Love the things you bought...wanted some of that patterned vanilla ponte but I held off...guess there was a reason! *LOL* Enjoy your new treasures!