Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday addiction

Today in the US it is Black Friday. What that means is most stores have crazy sales to get people into their stores so they spend money (most people don't have this year due to the recession) and the stores finally start making money for the year (hence the black part). The only thing I could see that could entice me to attempt the crowds was the sale at JoAnn's for flannel. It was on sale for $1.49 a yard, normally $5.99. The trouble is, I still have most of the flannel I got 3 years ago, the last time I went to the big after Thanksgiving sale when I bought about 50 yards. The last time I went it was $.99 a yard. I love flannel. I love to look at it and touch it and buy it. Trouble is, I don't really like to sew with it. It sticks. It shrinks. You are supposed to prewash it because of how much it shrinks and I don't prewash anything. So, I had about 49 yards left from 3 years ago. So, really did I need to go get more if I hadn't used any from three years ago? Really? But it was on sale! Sale I tell you! But is it really a saving you anything if you don't need it?

So, I resisted the temptation until about 8:30. Then, I had to go to the post office and GameStop to pick up a couple things that were on sale for the kids for Christmas. And since both of those things didn't take long, I decided to pop into JoAnn's and see if it wasn't so bad. The cutting line for fabric was going to take about 2 hours. I decided I didn't need to spend 2 hours of my life for something I didn't really need anyways. What I did need was batting at 50% off. I do use a lot of batting. Plus you got another 20% off after they took the 50% off. So, it was really about 60% off the normal price. I spent $45 for 80 yards of batting. I can get about 60 quilts out of that so I should be good for a while, maybe through summer, and hopefully until the next sale.

After coming home, my migraine kicked in again. I'm adjusting my migraine meds and they are kicking my butt. Not fun. So I didn't get as much done as I had hoped today, but at least I'm on vacation so nothing had to be done. I'm hoping to get at least one quilt loaded and quilted tonight after dinner.

My good friend brought over some afghans from another friend so it feels good that even when I can't be productive, I have friends who are still working to get blankets into the hands of kids.

It is good to have many friends with the same goals as me.


For His Glory said...

2 hours!! Yea I think I would of had to pass too, but I loved how you got that batting you needed! What a great deal!

Andee said...

As a fellow migrainer who takes daily meds I sympathize! Keep on quilting and I hope you get them under control.