I cannot resist a great sale… can you?

3 for 1 sale photo by Carole Cardinal
OH! JOY! THREE FOR ONE SALE!

The fabric store had a huge one day sale on threads, the big bobbins were three for the price of one. Okay, you understand that this kind of sale makes a sewist day, right?!

I had about 36 bobbins of threads in my carry-on basket (but who is counting?) and I was physically refraining myself from jumping up and down out of happiness when the lady in line after me said

“Uh! are you really sewing THAT much?!”………………………………………………..

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Every person waiting in line stopped talking and stood still as I immediately  started talking to myself.

(Breath in….breath out Cardinal… only a few people can understand the absolute visceral need one has to finish their fabric edges with a thread color perfectly matching their garment). I turned around toward the lady while I was skillfully emptying my basket of threads on the cash counter, and with a forced smile, fake confidence and a deep voice I answered ” Yes ma’am! I surely do”.  I paid and walked out of the fabric store standing tall.

The moral of the story; Please be kind to the crazy sewist you encounter. I know that we are a little frazzled and kooky at times, but rest assure, we live in our own bubble world and we mean no harm to people who live outside of our sewing studio.

Peace  :   )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “I cannot resist a great sale… can you?”

  1. Hello! Love your site….
    Especially intrigued with your purchase of a ton of thread!
    When I was working for a small bridal boutique I bought large cone threads for my serger and YES I used quite a bit of them all up but then after time I began to notice that the plastic cone was breaking down and now I have all this thread sitting on very almost too crumbly cones!
    Have you ever encountered this problem?
    If so, what did you do? I’m frankly scared to try to run my cones on my bobbin machine to respond them but I’m thinking I have no other choice than to do it by hand. Arrgghh!
    Thanks for the great fashions and inspiration
    Susan in Oregon

    1. Hi Susan!
      Thank you And thank you for taking the time to write to me.
      I am curious, were you the bridal boutique sewist?
      To answer your question, yes it actually happened with one of cone from that recent batch of new threads.
      The plastic was so thin and brittle that the plastic cone began to fell apart when I started to unwrapped it.
      I fixed it using a roll of toilet paper that I cut and reshaped to recreate the cone base and I taped the paper roll inside the cone.
      Doesn’t look fancy, but it worked fine when I used the cone with an overlock.
      Try it and tell me how it goes, threads are expensive I hope that you can save your cone threads 🙂

      Au revoir!

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