Building Up the Stash

The other day when I had an eye doctor appointment, of course I had to stop in at Mich*el’s Cr*fts because the store is across the street.  I also had a 40% off coupon in my purse.

I keep telling myself to just stay away from such places, I don’t need anything at all in the way of craft supplies, but all the bins full of yarn potential keep calling.

I found a whole bunch of 4-ply cotton yarn on Clearance.  I got enough for a baby blankie, and a couple to ship off to Aunt Ruth for her potholders.
I could only use the coupon on a full-price item, so I handed it to the lady in line behind me.  She was buying stickers for her grand-daughter’s birthday party.  It only saved her about 50¢—Shrug.

When I got my receipt, there was also a coupon good for 25% off the entire cart during certain hours on Sunday evening in the future.

On the way home from church today, I told myself to not bother with the sale, I don’t need anything at all in the way of craft supplies, but all the bins full of yarn potential keep calling.

Through much of the afternoon, I had tummy problems, and even mentioned to Husband that I shouldn’t get too far from the bathroom.

However, a couple antacid tablets and a short nap helped to get me feeling better.

I went downstairs to where Husband is writing on his computer.  Whatever is coming soon from his typing fingers is sure to be a blockbuster nominee.

He grimaced and said “Oh dear, You’ve talked yourself into it.  Well, have fun.”  Golly, he knows me too well.

At the store, there were extra clerks on duty.  I think management anticipated a crowd of bargain hunters, but we were a fairly tame bunch.

There were more bundles of the 4-ply cotton in the clearance bin, so I got a couple more.  Then a ball of bedspread cotton in a color already in my closet, just in case I need to extend a project.

I traipsed up and down the aisles, carefully avoiding the potpourri and scented candle shelves.  My sinuses are already at war with air-conditioned breezes.

I didn’t see anything else to pile in, so I went to get in line to checkout.  The customer ahead of me, wrote a check for $230 after using the 25% off coupon.  I guess I am not the only craft nut in the county.

When I paid for my goodies, I handed over a $10 then got back some coins and a single.  Not too bad considering full price a couple weeks ago would have been close to $20.

Really, though, I need to just stay away from temptation.
I don’t need anything at all in the way of craft supplies.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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2 Responses to Building Up the Stash

  1. momma says:

    Yes I know about the ‘I don’t need syndrome’ and how the discount coupons just drive any sensible thoughts right out of one’s head. For me it is 20 percent off coupons for Bed, Bath, and Beyond. In my truck console right now I have to have at least a half dozen or more. I try very hard to avoid the store because I know I will use them all at once and that empties the pocket book real quick. So smile and now you are not alone!

  2. Pammie says:

    Yep, I’m sure they must put some special ‘hormone-inducing’ ink on those coupons; drives the crafters wild! I’m the same way (guess I’m in good company with you & “Momma”); I can say to myself (over and over, at times): “NO, you DON’T need any more yarn!” (read that in a rather gruff voice) but then that subtle little enticing voice comes into my psyche: “50% off! How can you beat that!?” and I’m hooked…my car automatically stears itself into the JoAnn Fabrics store! What can a girl do? “It’s calling me! I must go!!!” hehehe, know you’re in good company! Hugs; Pammie