Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saving American Economy

Kim over at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure pointed out that since the Fabric Diet has hit, our national economy is really suffering. Now this may just be coincidence, but we shouldn't take chances. If we can save the American dollar, it is our civil duty to help in every way we can. I pledged my support, and kicked off my campaign today. Here's my humble contribution for this weekend:

Start easy now, especially if you've been dieting long. A few fat quarters is a good first step. These are for a fun new project I'm going to tackle.


Uh-oh - this might give away my fun new project! I bet you can guess!!

Our local fabric shack had a huge table of mostly odd bolts, but everything was $1 or $2 - that's kind of like a government rebate!! These blues will be backings - and maybe more because they're 9 yards each.



Some other oddments from the markdown table - there seems to be more lime green making it's way into my little room lately. I wonder if somethings up? The froggies go to my stash of froggy fabric -- you do realize that I am in fact, a frog, right?


OK - I didn't buy these today but they were delivered today. Essentials thread from Connecting Threads. I like it for quilting because it's got a lot more heft to it than the Masterpiece I use for piecing. And you can't beat the price for BIG spools!



The store was clearing out Porcion fabric dyes too -- for just $2 a jar, so I did my duty.


Finally, I didn't buy this today, but I have to give it a big plug. I bought it with Christmas gift certificates, almost as a toy gimmicky thing. It's fantastic! This winds bobbins a good bit tighter than my sewing machine does, so lots more thread goes on, and it's faster too. And cute, don't forget cute.

Tonight we're off to a retirement dinner for one of the officers in Hunnys old squad - remember what I told you about cops parties? My mission is to get Lieutenant Wayne a little, um, lit up. They always roast the poor retiree, and everyone tells the most raucous stories about him. Hunny has one about him having to use force on a suspect, and actually putting a huge bend in one of those big MagLight flashlights. You know the 4 lb. kind, 2 feet long? Yea -- well, while the suspect took a nap on the side of the road, our honoree tried his best to unbend the flashlight to no avail. It ended up in an evidence locker where it languished for the next 13 years until Hunny liberated it and will present it along with his story tonight. I promise you, it will get the biggest laugh of the night!

9 comments:

Bren said...

I heard a news flash today. "The economy was set right by a lone quilter and her shopping expedition!" IT WAS YOU!!!! Thank you so much for helping our country get back on it's feet. (I am cracking up!!!)
You did a great job with your choices. I can not believe the price of those blues!! I want a bobbin winder too!

Rosy said...

Who could resist helping the economy!!! Tell the "rest of the story" from the retirement "do"!
I bet folks are still "roaring" over it!

Michael5000 said...

Su Bee,

If you would like to broaden your support for the national economy, I would be happy to inject any amount of money that you want to send into the craft & fiber arts retail sector here in Portland.

You're welcome,
M5K

Kim said...

Yeah, Su Bee! Thanks for joining in the effort to stave off recession! I hope you had fun at the retirement dinner--sounds like a blast!

Leslie said...

You bought *yarn*? Hmmm...

Suze said...

I will have to think a bit more about the bobbin thing.......

You really like it?

Quilting Journey said...

Got to admire a gal who single handedly, well, if you don't count her Colt.45, tries to save the American Economy. How can we possibly feel recessed with words like 'support' 'duty' 'essential' and oh yeah...since there 'are no co-incidences' obviously it's up to you and your frog possee to saddle up and rope us all into line. I'm heading to the fabric store first thing tomorrow to do my civic duty!

julieQ said...

Good for you, helping the economy like that. Think I will follow your example!! Quilting stuff is now a line item in the budget....hehehe

Lisa Boyer said...

Thanks for the scoop on the bobbin thingie! I wants me one of those!