Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Just doing my part to stimulate the economy

What are you doing with your stimulus check? We originally planned on tucking ours into our savings account but decided to use most of it to finish the remodel on our second bathroom.

However, I did allocate a bit for my annual trip to SR Harris Fabric Outlet. Going into this warehouse with a set budget was a good idea as I only purchased items I knew I was going to use soon.

This stack of cottons will become aprons.

These following four fabrics were the only ones purchased for clothing and all will work nicely with the basic black items already in my summer wardrobe.

Top to bottom: print - lightweight knit - knit wrap top; white stretch cotton with a hint of metallic - summer jacket; aqua cotton pique - summer jacket and skirt (not to be worn together); stretch metallic denim - for my niece to sew up into a summer jacket or skirt.

I haven't chosen the exact patterns I'll use yet, but I did purchase with a plan in mind. (Oh! Did you catch that Carolyn - I have a P-L-A-N!)

While it wasn't my usual mode of fabric shopping - you know, browse until something catches my eye then purchase 3 to 4 yards with no idea of what it will be used for - shopping with an idea of what I needed to add to my existing wardrobe kept me well within my budget and left me with fabrics that won't find a home in the stash for long. Pin It

5 comments:

  1. Love those fabrics. Shoulds like you had a good shopping trip. Can't wait to see when those garments emerge! g

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  2. Sounds like a great place to shop. I love the cotton fabrics

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  3. Did you say "annual" trip, as in you only go there once a year? Man, I miss that warehouse! Your fabrics are fantastic, love all those cotton prints.

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  4. Anonymous7:57 PM

    I HAD to buy a laptop to go with my new baby, a Baby Lock Ellure Plus! Thats my story and I'm sticking to it! At least as far as dh is concerned! winkgrin
    Debbie

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  5. Wow! One you've received your stimulus check...and two, you bought fabrics with a P-L-A-N!!!! *LOL* You did good girl, I love all of them!

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