Fabric used: 0 still working dresden plate and charity quilts
Fabric used YTD: 91.75
Fabric added: -33 yards with NO GUILT this time.
Fabric added YTD: -145.25
Stash reduction/enhancement: -54.5
Ah, home from the shop hop. The bus trip was amazing and so very much fun. I am glad that I did this although I feel that it would have been more fun with Dee and/or Pam. (Grousing about having to wear Big Girl Panties and not being babied!) I almost kept my promise to myself that I would look only for kits that called my name and books/templates. Promises are made to be broken especially to one's self. LOL
At the first shop, I didn't buy anything. It is my LQS and I go there every Tuesday to have "lunch" with DD#1.
The second shop, I saw a collection I wanted that was not out for sale, but this shop is close enough for me to do my own hopping. I love coffee theme fabric and they had the red version. I did buy a fat quarter for my saints quilt, a quilt as you go pattern, and some batting tape.
At the third shop, I found two books and a panel set. Ah, the fourth shop,which I had never been to, got me started! I bought a kit and books.
The next shop was fantastic and is very close to where I camp so hubby can expect trips there. I bought templates, fabric, white mesh,books, etc. I spent the most in that shop and want to go back.
At the last shop, well- a bad first impression that kept many of our group from spending like they had at the other shops, I got more templates. book, and all the fabric I need for my saints quilt and free design CD that can be used for LSU and Saints quilts.
Not counting the buying at the end of the hop at LQS, our group spent over $15,000 in the 6 quilt shops we went to and most of us spent the most at the shop in Mandeville and the least at the last shop. I didn't spend over the amount I budgeted for this trip and I got a lead on a used Statler with computerized software. Decision now is do I persue the lead or wait for my quilting studio. I know that DD#1 would gladly accept my Phaff and frame as a Christmas gift, B-day gift, etc for the next few years.
Well, lator gators! I have to go fondle my new fabrics and enjoy the other items not to mention work on my dresden plate. Have a blessed week.