Sunday, September 9, 2018


Not too much sewing has been taking place with the start of school.  In a boarding school environment, it is possible to literally be on duty from 7:45 AM until 11:30 PM, particularly during the first few weeks of school.  I AM EXHAUSTED!

But I did squeeze in some time for myself on Saturday.  I went to the 27th Annual Home Sewing Exchange as a vendor, bringing with me some 1 yard cuts of fabric, some skeins of yarn, and some notions that I was willing to part with.  My goal, beyond clearing out some of my stash, was to earn back my $20 registration fee and make enough money to pick up some neutral fabrics from the other vendors, since I blow through neutrals like nobody's business.  I thought my goal was lofty, since I was selling the fabric for $2/yard and selling the leftover yarn from my yarn shop for $1, $2, $3 and $5/skein, but I was thrilled at the end of the day when, not only had I earned back my registration fee, but I cleared $125.00 over that! 

I allotted myself $10 to go shopping.  I went over by $1.50, but look how much I got!!!

First, I shopped the table of the woman next to me because she was great to talk with and she bought quite a bit from me - scissors, rulers and the like for her eight-year-old granddaughter whom she is teaching to sew.  She didn't have much in the way of neutrals, but she had some others that caught my eye.

As I went around, I found some big chunks of neutrals, mostly between 3/4 yard and 1 yard cuts.

And then I hit paydirt - 15 fat quarters for $5!!
The neutral that the fat quarters are laid out on is 2.5 yards!
All told, I got about 15 yards of fabric for $11.50.  Woo hoo!  Now if I can just find time to sew it up!