Thursday most people were stocking up on groceries. In fact, several news reports showed people preparing for the dreaded ice storm and more than likely power outages by stocking up on groceries and pet friendly ice removal products.
Not me, though. I had a coupon that was only good from Thursday through Sunday, and since I wasn't about to get out Friday through Monday, I knew I had to take advantage on Thursday.
So, instead of shopping for groceries, I shopped for fabrics and paint at Jo-Ann's, a big box craft and fabric store in the U.S.. I took advantage of their sales and purchased
from back left, counterclockwise, four fat quarters, three of which are in the red family, two bottles of red acrylic paint, two spools of multi-colored thread, a paint holder, two yards of tulle, foam backed winter and Christmas ornaments, white glittery cotton, 8 rectangles craft felt, and an impulse buy, the copper tree cookie cutter. I promise, that gorgeous copper tree will never cut any cookies.
The fat quarters were $0.99 (all prices are USD) each, the paint was also $0.99, the red multicolored thread was $0.99, the purple/green multicolored thread was $1.29, each yard tulle was $0.75, the ornaments were $0.75, the glittery fabric was $0.79, the copper tree was $1.99, and the paint holder was the only item not on sale. It was originally $1.49, but I had a 50% off coupon, so it cost $0.75.
The craft felt, normally $0.49 each was 4/$1.00. I purchased 8, two of each color: black, beige, red, and cobalt blue. I was incredibly pleased with my purchases, although it's only January, and I've cut deeply into my $60.00 annual craft budget by spending $15.21 (before taxes).
Before I left the warmth of this room, I put everything away, except the paint pot, which I plan to leave on my desk (at least until I get tired of seeing it there unused!).
Just so you know, this is a scheduled post, because I will more than likely not have electricity (electrical power). That means I will be freezing in the dark. My central heating unit has an electrical start switch. I have an electric stove, and a microwave. The boys and I will be huddled together under blankets in my bedroom. They will be eating kibble and I'll be eating either cold leftover homemade soup or cheese sandwiches on croissants. So thanks for dropping by and going shopping with me today.
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