I have been keeping a list since the challenge began of things I would have normally just bought when I saw them. It's been interesting doing it this way because I've found that some of the things I thought I 'had to have' have fallen off the list. Giving it that time leaves me with a list of charts I really love and the market splurge allowed me to put quite a few of those in my stash!!
The first order I placed was with Anita's Little Stitches for the Bohin tiny red scissors and Blackbird's Country Life.
|I LOVE these and was so happy to be able to get them!!|
|My friend Cathy has this with all the fibers and the fabric|
and it is gorgeous!!
Both of these had been on the list since the beginning so I ordered them as soon as the splurge became public knowledge!!
I love the things the designers plan for market and start getting excited when they start showing the sneak peeks on their blogs!! Brenda Gervais has been teasing us with her latest reproductions sampler, Elizabeth Clark, for a while now so it was on the top of my list!! I ordered her, Elizabeth Smith by Pineberry Lane, Autumn Quaker by Rosewood Manor, and Praiseworthy's Quaker Sampler Peace from The Strawberry Sampler and that is the order I have not received yet.
My last order was from Wasatch Needlecraft and it came a couple of days ago. I ordered Ink Circles Peace Wheel which knowing my penchant for reproduction samplers might seem like an odd choice but it just spoke to me!
Then, true to my reproduction passion, I also ordered Samplers Not Forgotten Springtime in My Garden and Mary Ann Crumley 1829.
So that's it for my shopping spree. Those that know me, know I love a sale so everything I bought was at least 20% off. Here is how the totals shake out: My budget for January and February were $25.00 each. Add the Market Splurge of $100.00 and that gave me a grand total of $150.00 to play with. I spent $32.90 at Little Stitches, $49.20 at The Strawberry Sampler, and $43.20 at Wasatch for a total of $125.30.
That leaves me $24.70 to carry over for the next time!!!
I am so happy Mel gave us that splurge for market because I know I wouldn't have been able to resist all the wonderful new goodies there were to tempt us!! But I think I was a lot more thoughtful with my purchases than I have been in the past. And that's a good thing!!