I got back yesterday, but I was kind uptight because I basically traveled 180 miles for something that could have been told on the phone to my husband! I guess the office has privacy issues... but you can believe next year I'll tell them that they can relay the information through my husband. And my car's odometer hit 50,000 miles. 7 years old, so about 7,000 miles/year. Hrmm. Maybe when I hit 50,000 visitors, I should offer a little prize. :)
Anyhow, I went to JoAnn's. All their keepsake stuff was 40% off... and would you believe that I only got 2 pieces?! And I also got some 108" wide muslin, which I'll take with me to my parents and my mom and I can dye it with any leftover dyes we might have. It'll be good for backings.
I'm already entertaining an idea for the blue fabric. The purple fabric is... just because! :D
But I was largely annoyed that the majority of the bolts now read $3.99/yard instead of $2.99. Stop raising the prices! We actually had to take a pay cut this year (well, start of the school year, August) because my husband no longer does Student Council. We dropped down about $100/month. And now all the prices are going up cuz of gas and bad crops and higher wage minimums and whatever they seem to find... Our rent is going up $20/month too. I'm ready to bash my head on a brick wall. We're not in financial trouble or anything, but I don't feel like we're having room to save a lot of money either.
Ahh, I think I'll turn on my sewing machine and sew away my troubles for a while. :)