OK, so Herself HAD to go to the fabric store TODAY to get some fabric for a cloak. No biggie - we finished school, then headed into town (the closest fabric (not quilting) store is 32 miles away). There's a Half Price books right across the street - hang on, let me back up a bit.
Last week, we hit the big Half Price, and SG picked up a DVD on the Crusades (sucks. Really - it wasn't worth the $8 he paid for it. :sigh:). Anyway, Tuesday, he decided to watch it - only they had forgotten to put the DVD in the case for us. So, back he went on Wednesday (it's near his office, so no big deal).....they gave him the DVD AND a 15% off coupon for his trouble.
Anyway. We hit the smaller Half Price.......I checked out the DVD section, then headed over to Crafts to see if they had anything. Um....yeah. They did.
Weldon's Practical Needlework, vol. 6 - 12. For......$9.99 EACH. That link shows you the current sales price at Interweave - $15 EACH. Plus shipping. I had a 15% off coupon......I got each book - some STILL IN THE PLASTIC WRAPPING!!!!! - for $8.49 EACH. For the hardback (Normally $30/each). :shock: and :happy dance:
I spent about 2 minutes asking myself if a) I needed them (No.) and b) would I regret NOT buying them (YES.) I had gotten Interweave's notice yesterday of the sale, and spent a good 30 minutes trying to talk myself into spending the $15/each....glad I talked myself out of it!
These are fantastic if you're a re-enactor, especially of the Civil War variety - these are facsimilies of the stuff originally printed in the 1800's/early 1900's. Not just knitting, but crochet, tatting, quilting, embroidery - everything. It's a fascinating look at 19th century/early 20th century life, from a woman's point of view. :bounce:
Yes, the Lord was looking out for us today! Not only did I score there, but Herself found her fabric for $3.99/yard (not-quite-Trigger, but almost. It'll do for a simple, non-functional cloak, which is what she wants.)
I've gotta go find a spot for my new books to go.....and clear a spot to mark up Herself's fabric. And mine....I bought enough to make myself a new skirt and overskirt set. Irish Fest is coming up...and SG funded me a new corset. :bounce: (We don't "do" Valentine's day, but sometimes he surprises me. Like the corset. I hope it arrives in time - if not, there's always the Arlington games.)
Anyway - back to your regularly scheduled day. And Shabbat Shalom, again!!!
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