Friday, July 10, 2009
It's July and time to start purchasing Christmas fabrics. I do it every year and it's never intentional. But I walk into the fabric shops in mid summer and there they are!
I can't help it. There's something about Christmas prints that just drives me crazy. I see 'em and I gotta have 'em. I never know what I'm going to make with any particular piece I buy. I just know I gotta have it. I know I'm gonna die dead if I don't walk out of the store with out a Christmas print of some sort. And the closer to Christmas it gets, the worse it gets. I end up with boxes full of the fabulous little treasures by the time Christmas rolls around. And those fabrics may just sit in those boxes or in cabinets or what have you for a year or two before I actually find a project for them, but by gosh I've got 'em and that's enough for me!
The very first find for this year is an adorable 'Peanuts' print I found at JoAnn Fabrics. I love the Peanuts characters and am especially fond of anything having to do with 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. There's nothing more precious than the innocence of these children in this particular story. It's been part of my life for 42 years and I grow more fond of the characters and this animated story every year.
This fabric at JoAnn is regularly 9.99 per yard...GEEEEES - enough to choke a horse. It's just a plain old 50/50 cotton poly blend. But I got a yard and a half on sale at 40% off plus another 10% off with a coupon I had. So all said and done at 4.99 per yard, that's not too bad. I can live with that. It was just too cute to pass up and even at regular price I would have gotten a yard at some point.
So the Christmas shopping season officially begins for me...and gonna LOVE every minute of it. There are many, MANY more Christmas prints in very near future as I can not resist them. Stick and around and watch the stack grow!!!!