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One thing I don't enjoy about project making is going to the store to get that one missing item.  And then going again to get that other item.  And then again, because I got the wrong item.  I just want to pick up and get sewing whenever the mood and opportunity for free time strikes.

I have to drive to the "city" twice a week for swim class for the kids, so I've been taking advantage of that to stop by the fabric store and pick up fabrics and supplies.  I really don't want to spend ten dollars in gas just to go buy a zipper or a matching spool of thread.  I also found a new (for me) online fabric store,, with a lot of great sale fabrics.  Here are the some of the goods.

I was a little overzealous about opening the package.
Actually, the box had a hole in it and I started opening it from there because I could see the fabric wasn't enclosed in a bag and I was afraid there might be damage.  I got lucky this time, but I wish they had wrapped it up better.

An assortment of half to one yard piece of mostly sale fabric from

I broke down and got this expensive knit fabric I saw on Ottobre's Etsy shop but with free shipping from Banberry. 
Problem is that it's hard to find matching ribbing.

This was also on sale.  I got several yards with the intention to make valances for the kitchen window and the Ottobre Velma Skirt for Monkey Pants.
I went to JoAnn Fabrics for lining for the Burda Twist Knot Dress I'm making and some invisible zippers.  For once, I came out of there not foaming at the mouth. I must have been in a pretty good mood.  A really good mood.  I later noticed they failed to apply my 10% discount! &@#$ them!

Also, I was able to buy all this with three small children without freaking out once.  This never happens. McCall's patterns were on sale for a dollar.  It was my duty to look through the whole book again. I found one with a girl's blouse featuring a ruffle at the center front (M6389) similar to one I saw in the Ottobre 1/2010 magazine, that I didn't order as it was the only item I was really interested in. I may make it for a school uniform.  Hopefully it doesn't disappoint. Thread was 50% off.  I thought I would expand on my solid white serger thread choices.

I got this pattern and this fabric spur of the moment.  Not a print or fabric (it's very sheer) I would normally pick out but I thought I might try View B with it.  Pickings are slim for apparel fabric at JoAnn.

Now if I can just find some room to store all this.  I hope my good intentions don't fail me.  I have a lot of stuff to sew now.


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