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Shopping Day

Today I went to Jo Ann’s only to discover that the set I was going to purchase was on sale and I couldn’t use that coupon I wanted to.  No worries, though, because Michael’s sells cutting mats and they take competitors coupons.  I ended up getting one that is 24" x 18" for $12.50.  Somehow at Michael’s, the lady couldn’t figure out the coupon thing and took only $3 off of the marking pencils I bought.  I told her about it and she couldn’t figure out how to fix it and someone else came up to fix it for her.  Well, they never fixed the 50% off the marking pencils, so I ended up getting 50% off both the pencils and mat.  I didn’t even realize it until I got home!

I went back to Jo Ann’s after some other running around because they had rotary cutters (and all related tools) on sale for 30% off and fat quarters for $.96.  I also needed some fusible fleece interfacing.  I ended up with a rotary cutter for $10 and a ruler for $4.50.  It ended up being a little more than the Fiskars set would have been ($27 instead of $22), but I’m very happy with my purchases.  I used my other 50% coupon on 2 yards of fusible fleece interfacing, so I had 2 yards for $5.99.  That should last me quite a bit.

I was going to make a Loopy Ewe order, but I told myself to wait until after I got the rotary set.  Good thing I did, because I spent a little more than I thought I would! 

Anyhow, I took some photos of the things I came home with:

My very own rotary cutting set

Fat Quarters and Fusible Fleece Interfacing – whatever could those FQ’s be for?

Double sided fusible interfacing and marking pencils

This is fabric I purchased at Walmart, on seperate dates.  I think they’ll make a great Box Bag, don’t you?


That’s all for now.  Perhaps I’ll have more fabric things to show you soon!  Tomorrow morning I have a doctor’s appointment and in the evening I’m going to a belated birthday dinner with Crafty Mands.  Tomorrow should be good!  I’m looking forward to it :o)


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

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