29 August 2007

A Financial Dilemma about Floss

In case it hasn't made news in your local stitchy circles, Walmarts all over the US are getting rid of their embroidery floss. So far I have resisted the urge to go check out if this is true in my local Walmarts because I hope I never get to the point where I have to rely on sales like that for floss. I try not to stock up on floss, because I a) have no place to store large quantities of unsorted floss; b)am trying to get out of debt so I can buy land and build my own home and spending $90 on floss does not get me one step closer to either of those goals, and c) I would rather spend my floss money on building up my Anchor reserves, which are pretty glutted right now, of course not in colors I actually need for a current project, but that is typical . . . I also try not to stalk up because floss grows legs in my house, either carried off by cats, or somehow it goes down to the basement floor, at which point, I wouldn't touch it if I had no other choice.

But, then again, last night I was thinking. You do these kinds of things when you spend your valuable stitching time filling in over one on black, and then outlining flowers--yes, I picked up New Birth of Spring at 11 PM last night. It was late, I was tired, but not tired enough to sleep, I had glutted myself on CSI and Law & Order, which, by the way, are the perfect shows to stitch to, and got to thinking. I have all the magazines for Stoney Creek's Nature's Home afghan. I have decided I am not doing it as an afghan, but rather as a quilt. I even today was thinking about I could hand-piece it when its finished and save money on not buying a sewing machine, because it is not THAT hard to piece when you use aida. Anyway, I'm rambling . . . But that quilt is going to take HELLA floss to buy, and I could actually ALMOST justify going to Walmart to buy for that.

I don't know. I need to think about this . . .


Pumpkin said...

I understand where you are coming from but if that were me, I would spend the money now since it's such a good deal and I see that you did so that's awesome :o) Do you have a place you can buy Anchor? Our WM here carries it.

mercy said...

I love to stitch to Law & Order! I even have it on my iPod to stitch to when I'm at work LOL

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls