Saturday, September 6, 2008

All caught up...

Checking in with all my peeps, that is. I have all the up to date posting from all the blogs I like to follow, so I guess I have nothing better to do than post to my blog. I get so thrilled hearing about someone's new project or better yet, seeing a picture of it, or learning a new trick or technique someone has perfected. I love blog contests...always fun to throw your name in the hat for a freebie and I even enjoy holding a giveaway myself once in awhile! A lot of exciting things going on in Deeterville! We made an offer on 2 acres in Central Oregon to build our retirement home on and it has been accepted pending a minor counter. Nothing that the seller is requesting is objectional to us, so we signed the paperwork and are getting the ball rolling. I am still trying to keep my excitement under wraps until the deal is sealed, but it is hard not to jump up and down with joy!!! (Okay, I did allow myself a happy dance last night, but reserving the big one for when the deed arrives.) We actually are taking advantage of the current buyers market and still have some cash left to build the shop, which will be the first order of business once we clear some brush. We have some information coming regarding log home construction, which is what we would like to do. We are very frugal people, so I know we will be able to do this, but even so, I plan to put myself on a fabric buying embargo for a while to save more money. I hope that committing it to the blogosphere, it will stregthen my resolve. It's not like I don't have a sizable stash to shop (which just had a shot in the arm yesterday with a drop from Fabric.com) I am always amazed at the bargains I get from there...most of the time the fabrics are just what I was looking for, and what they actually pay in shipping is almost more than I pay for the entire order. I know they are not making the big bucks off of me! I got 2 different colorways of the argyle stuff they had in the $1.95 a yard category. I was concerned because it was a double knit, but I actually really like the fabric and it will make great jumpers, skirts or jackets once I decide what their destiny is. I got 2 pieces of gorgeous stretch twill prints that are slated to become skirts. They are brightly colored floral with a black background which will be the perfect compliment to the black yardage I picked up at Hancocks that will become a black blouse. The back table is almost cleared out, so a cutting session is in order...whee!!! I have a very small embroidery job to do, and then I can focus on ME!!! Also I picked up some other knits that will be perfect for Fall and Winter wear...hopefully I will have some things to show you real soon.

2 comments:

Sharon said...

The retirement home land sounds very exciting. I'd be doing a happy dance too! I've backed off from fabric purchases also and it is easier to stick to it when you declare it publicly. The hardest part is not visiting the online fabric stores. If I don't visit then I won't be tempted.

Sewfast said...

Exactly! I love Ann at Gorgeous Fabrics and Fabric.com sends me teasers every couple of days, but I just have to say No! As Tom says, "just take it one day at a time Honey" I wonder if there is a support group...Fabrics Anonymous? FA? Anyone out there care to be my sponsor? :)