Monday, August 28, 2006

Shopping With Someone Else's Money

Do you need some money to buy supplies for Project Linus?? If you do, let me know what you need and about how much it would cost because the Pioneers have some money that we need to spend.

I got the above email from one of my AT&T contacts last Thursday. My response: PL can always use yarn, fabric, etc. How much would you like us to spend?

I've been on a $200 shopping spree, courtesy of the Telephone Pioneers. Saturday I went to the local Hobby Lobby and got 2 small skeins of yarn on clearance for 46 cents each, 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver (used a 40% off coupon) and some $2 a yard clearance fabric. Cute circus panels and a coordinating print.

stack of yarn

This morning, I headed to Overland Park, Kansas. First to JoAnns where I got 4 cuts of fabric (on sale for 99 cents a yard) and 16 pounds of yarn. I used 40% off coupons on 2 pounds of yarn and my 10% AQS discount card on everything else.

After JoAnns, I went to Addadi's Fabrics on 87th Street in Overland Park. Addadi's specializes in selling a lot of fabric at very reasonable prices. I focused on the display of fabric that was $1.99 per yard or $1.50 if you bought the whole bolt. Since I was buying, a lot, for Project Linus, Mr. Addadi gave me the $1.50 price on the pieces where I only took part of the bolt. 60 yards of fabric later, I had a cute flamingo print, a baseball print, and colorful men's neckties on a white background. And lots of tone on tone prints to go with them.

stacks of fabric

Results of the shopping spree: PL acquired about 91 yards of fabric and 17 pounds of yarn and I have $222 worth of receipts to send to the Telephone Pioneers. I have pictures of the yarn and fabric, but Blogger is not cooperating. Maybe it will let me upload the pictures tomorrow. Update: Blogger finally let me upload the pictures. 8/29/2006 11:52 am

1 comment:

  1. sounds like some judicious shopping there to get all that stuff for that amount of money. Project Linus will be the benefactors of that spree, for sure.