|Don't you think there's room for a few more fabrics in this cupboard?|
I was recently perusing my fabric and realized that I could use a few more wool fabrics. Some cottons as well and perhaps a linen or two.
|Some of the items in my embellishment bin|
Am I stocking a store? No, just my own "I have to have more of this in case I need it someday" stash. Thankfully, the annual Ujamaa Grandmas' sale was happening in Calgary and I knew that I'd be able to find a few (!) things to top up my cupboards.
And did I! I decided to go on Friday afternoon (they are open from 4:30 to 7:30) rather than Saturday morning just in case the good stuff would be picked over by then. Besides, it was supposed to snow on Saturday (which it did!) and I didn't want to be standing out in the snow waiting to get in to the sale.
|Yes, Spring in Calgary means snow|
After getting into the sale, I had a tough decision to make: go downstairs where the fabrics, notions and yarns were or go upstairs where the books and patterns were. I decided to go downstairs: it would be easier to go upstairs with fabric later than to go downstairs and drag around books while I fabric shopped. A good choice I thought.
First I went into the Notions room where I managed to find some bags of buttons. Just a few.
|Vintage button love|
|Ooh, Battenburg Lace trim|
|Love the little oval hoop|
This year there were actually two quilt rooms and then the books and patterns were upstairs. I only bought a few pieces of cotton.
|Gotta love cat fabric|
|Really, it's so cute|
|And look - there's a Featherweight in part of the fabric|
|Yup, only four cuts of cotton|
|Luscious woollen fabric|
|Wool fabric and linen-type fabric|
|Love the colours in this wool|
|See the Harris Tweed type fabric on the left?|
I have lots of it
Wow, I'm starting to feel as hot and tired as I was getting at the sale just writing about it. I need to take a break and put away some of my purchases. In my next post, I'll continue the Ujamaa Grandma's sale saga.
Did you go to the Ujamaa Grandma's sale this year or have you ever been to a similar sale? Post your story in the comments. I'd love to hear about your experience.