Sunday, October 12, 2008

Vacation Shopping

Shopping during vacation in Albuquerque is a long-standing tradition. These days, I look for bargains for my charity projects. Somehow, I always find good buys in Albuquerque.

The JoAnns' flyer had lots of 40% off coupons good September 7 to 13, right in the middle of my vacation visit. Wanda and I each had flyers, as did Wanda's mom.

I went shopping first with Wanda's mom, Mrs. L, on Albuquerque's west side. At JoAnn's I got 3 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn and 2 yards of blue fabric. The blue will be a great background for 3 dimensional bow-tie blocks.

yarn and fabric

Hancock Fabrics greeted us with 2 tables of fabric at 75% off. I bought about 15 yards of great kid's prints, mostly at $1.25 a yard. I hadn't planned to buy fabric, but I'm not likely to find cotton fabric at that price again anytime soon!


Best of all, my visit with Mrs. L included free fabric. She was clearing out some of her stash and passed some things on to me. There's some nice cotton fabric for Project Linus quilts along with some other stuff.

batting and yarn

Later in the week, Wanda and I visited the 2 JoAnns stores in northeast Albuquerque. In the Menaul store, we both bought yarn. Wanda bought yarn in preparation for her machine knitting guilds charity knit-in. I bought more Red Heart Super Saver for Project Linus.

At the San Mateo store, Wanda found 2 abandoned flyers in a shopping cart, giving us even more coupons to spend. We both bought more yarn and I also got some 10 yard rolls of quilt batting. My haul for the day was 11 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver and 3 rolls of batting. We also stopped by Wal-Mart for some plastic containers for my quilt retreat.

So what do you do on vacation?

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it a fact that stores in other towns always seems to have the best bargains!!! I just got home from Phoenix (they have a HUGE Joann's store) and brought a nice stash of fabrics. I recently bought a new Singer sewing and quilting machine so it should get a good workout.

    Happy crafting!!