I try very hard not to get sucked in to sales. Ok, that's a stretch. I try very hard not to get too much when I get sucked in to sales.
Exhibit A: I saw in a Facebook sewing group early last week that Spotlight would be having a $1 Fat Flat (FQ) sale later in the week. I stuck my fingers in my ears and sung "Lalalalalalalalla". Two days later I found myself parked outside my local Spotlight and thought I best not waste the opportunity. The picture below is what happened next. I was a little disappointed in their lack of variety - both in the $1 FF's and the clearance quilting cotton that was all reduced to $4 a metre. But I took home these pretties anyway......
Exhibit B: I was pretty happy with Thursday's purchases. But then I kept seeing everyone else's purchases on before mentioned FB group, and I started to question my happiness. Why did my local Spotlight have such a shallow pool of FF's?? So like any other sane human being, I dropped the children to school Friday morning and drove half an hour to my favourite Spotlight in Fountain Gate (Yes, home to Kath & Kim). I grabbed myself the biggest shopping basket I could find and wandered down to the quilting section, only to find there were no big yellow signs advertising the $1 specials. Hmmmmmm. After a few seconds of hyperventilation, I
strolled almost jogged to the staff members and enquired where said signs were? ****** crickets ****** Their blank expressions and looks of confusion told me they were unaware of the madness that had struck fabric hoarders nationally. So I educated them. I declared that what was shared in FB sewing groups was almost always correct, and they must scan a FF immediately to set the story straight. So they did. And their blank expressions were taken over by their very rapid steps to the quilting section, where they selected quite a number of items for themselves before they let the cat out of the bag to their customers. Love. Their. Priorities.
And once I got them out of my way, I selected mine! Aren't they boooootiful!?!?!? I may or may not have a slight addiction to chevron. Meh.
I also made myself known to the clearance section, and lightened their load a little. $4 a metre people!?!?!? That divine British newspaper print is for a very special quilt back in my near future!
Now let it be known - I am not a bargain hog - whilst
on hoarding duties shopping, I shared the not advertised in the store special with each and every person browsing in the quilting section. And watched their elation whilst they filled up their own baskets. Sharing is caring people.
And that my friends, is it.
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