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Fabric!

I just had lunch with a friend, who used to work with me in my previous job. We were discussing some personal things, and she made a comment that made the lightbulb on my head go "ping."

It is amazing how you can get an epiphany like that. Particularly when the comment comes from someone older and more experienced than you on certain types of things.

I feel much better now.

(And get your mind out of the gutter. This is about family issues like siblings and ailing parents.)


So last night I had my best intentions of showing up at fencing practice.

Oh, wait! I did show up at fencing practice!

In fact, I even changed into my armor when geoffreyapclwyd points out that Denver Fabrics is having a mondo sale because they are selling their Internet business and everything must go.

"Oh," says greta_k. "I didn't know"

"For that matter," I add. "Neither did I."

"Didn't you get the email, Bel?" Asks Geoffrey.

"Probably. But I've been so busy that I didn't see it."

"Bummer," says Greta. "And our Internet is not working yet."

"Well," I say. "I can give you the key to our place and you can use my computer."

"Or you can come with me and we can both shop before everything is gone." Says Evil Greta.

*Argh!*.

Hmmmm . . . rapier practice . . .

Denver Fabric sale . . .

Rapier practice . . .

The fabric I want might be gone by tomorrow . . .

Rapier practice . . .

and I said that I would not purchase any more fabric . . .


Twenty yards of wool later, I still feel guilty for bolting out of rapier practice.

But the wool is yummy. And some of it is not available anymore.

And it is really pretty.

Which means that I'd better get my butt moving so I can crank out the Fall wardrobe.

After all. I am going to need to use all that wool.

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tattycat
Sep. 7th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
You know what's so very pathetic? I couldn't find anything I wanted. I guess that's good, since we're trying to budget, but still. So pitiful of me.
belfebe
Sep. 7th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Hey, I think it makes sense. If you purchase something you don't need or want just because it is on sale, then it's not a bargain at all.

In my case, I had been eyeing the foam green wool they had in there, and I had been hesitating on a deep green wool as well for months. Since it was at a good price, and I knew that it would not become available again, then I bit the bullet and purchased it.

My one extra luxury was a deep purple/bluish one, very lightweight, that both Greta and I liked. We purchased a nice chunk of it and we will divvy it up amongst us. :-)
tattycat
Sep. 8th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I keep reminding myself that false economy is no economy. It's just that WAAAAH! ;D
melaniesuzanne
Sep. 7th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Ditto. But I have so much other fabric that I really should make into garments before buying more. At this point, I'm storing fabric on top of the cats.
belfebe
Sep. 7th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
I bet the kitties are not happy.

Scratch that. They may love nesting on your fabric, if they are anything like Scandal. :-)

I believe that the light green I got is very similar to the one we used to line Greta's houppeland. I loved it, and didn't have any of it.
melaniesuzanne
Sep. 7th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, you're going to be very happy with that fabric, I think. As happy as a fabric-nesting kitty. :)
belfebe
Sep. 7th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Meow! I can't wait to get it!
tattycat
Sep. 8th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
Exactly! I'm really trying to train myself out of hoarding (erm, quite so much).
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belfebe
Sep. 7th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm telling you, she's evil!

Then again, she belongs to a household whose motto is "E is for Evil!" so it's part of her job :-)

I can't wait to pet my fabric.

Squeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
greta_k
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Have we met?

If I'm a "pillar of society," then we had best check the foundations . . . :-)
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greta_k
Sep. 10th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
"*shakes virtual hand*"

Hi - nice to meet you :-)
greta_k
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
I don't recall you offering me a key to your house. My recollection was closer to you saying, "My internet is working and my house is closer."

:-)
belfebe
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
That was the general idea, but yours was better. Mwaahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!
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