Monday, September 20, 2010

Ya really gotta shop around...

The other day I received some gorgeous rayon thread from Nancy's Notions.  I love their stuff.  (AND - I even figured out how to insert the picture - and the links that follow - YAY!!) 


Anyway, they had a Madeira ® Rayon Value Thread Pack (#MSSA) on sale for $17.99.  The regular price for this pack is a whopping $65.70!!  A pack of 18 spools - 40 wt - 220 yds per spool - for a buck a spool!!   Wow - I couldn't pass it up at that price!!  Good deal, right?  I thought so, too.

So then I get an email from Jo-Ann's - they are having a sale.  Cool!!  I'm browsing around their website and I find their Madeira ® Thread Sampler - Rayon Power (#1081629) - 40 wt - 220 yds per spool - same stuff - on sale for $38.49.  The regular price is $54.99!!

Then just for the hell of it - I checked Connecting Threads.  They have the same stuff (#20835) for $28.95 - regular price!!

Now these may not be exactly the same thing - and I may be reading it all wrong - but they sure as hell looked like the same thing to me.  They all were Madeira ® - Rayon - 18 pack - 40 wt - 220 yd spools.  I just couldn't believe the range in price!  And - the best part is - I accidentally got the best deal.  I would have been really pissed if I had paid Jo-Ann's $38.49 sale price!!

Can't wait for Jo-Ann's to have another sale.

9/20/10 - UPDATE - I got another email from Jo-Ann's this morning - and I just had to check the price on this thread one more time before I posted this.  They had it at the same price I mentioned above - but get this - they have another set on sale - Madeira ® Incredible Threadable Embroidery Boxes .  Regular price $149.99 - on sale for $149.95!!  I can save four cents!!  Seriously?????

**  I know, I know - Madeira(R)** is a registered trademark name thingy - and I really wanted to put the "R" symbol after the name - really - but I don't know how to get the symbol from "Word" to this blog - so please don't sue me.

10/24/10 - UPDATE
I just figured out how to make the symbol - so I inserted it above.  Aren't you proud of me?


Saturday, September 18, 2010

My first post - WOO HOO!!

(11/16/10 - Imported from old blog - Quilt Bum - no relation to Marianne Fons - and re-edited.)

I'm new to this - so bear with me while I try to figure out what the hell I'm doing.

I decided to start a blog so that I could share my love of quilting and maybe some pictures of my projects and an occasional rant.  I couldn't decide what to call my blog.  My first choice was a bit harsh - so I asked a dear friend for suggestions.  She grows award winning mums and had a vanity license place that read "Mum Bum" - so she thought I could be the "Quilt Bum".  Welcome to my new blog!!

A little about me - I am a quilter.  I'm no expert and I'm not perfect but I have won my share of blue ribbons at the local county fair and at a Quilt Show in a near-by town.  I have never entered a quilt in a juried show or any type of international competition.  Maybe someday.

Sometimes I make a bitchin' quilt.  Most of them are quite ordinary, though.  I promise to post pictures and show them to you when I figure out how to do that part of this blogging thingy.  You can decide if they are bitchin' or not.

Wow - that was easy.  Didn't hurt much at all.


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