Saturday, October 4, 2008

I Need Therapy!

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O.K. SO I NEED THERAPY........
My husband had a meeting to attend in Columbus this week so I tagged along with him and went to a quilt shop to see if I could teach there. The shop owner was very interested in what I teach, however it wouldn't be until January, before she could set anything up and even then It seems that their class attendance has been down. In fact they were offering 5 free classes this month to jump start and sell their supplies. Everything that I could teach would have to be geared for class supplies that they could sell.... beads, trims, timtex, angelina, paints, dyes, yarns. I could get quite a few things thought out, but if it is like anyone else, they will try to use what they have in their stash so it may not be to her advantage on smaller projects. A Large quilt class would perhaps be better selling more yardage of goods and especially kit wise. Even then the turn out won't be like it once was. I think we are in it for the long haul with the economy. Something is going to have to give at some point though. Fabrics, trims and notions are so expensive any more that I think people are more or less making do or going without. I walked into Jo Ann's. It had been awhile since I had been to one and they had a super store in Columbus. I felt like a kid in a candy store! I wanted some trims and they were all 40% off, but even then I was very selective in what I bought and even just half yards. Perhaps a good thing that I am sewing small these days! One trim I fell in love with was over $11.00 a yard, so I quickly had to fall out of love. I decided $3.95 a yard was the highest I would go and then it had to be 40% off of that. So my $20.00 bill stretched just a little. All in all, it is not only my recreation and entertainment, but is also my therapy so perhaps a real bargain at that.

7 comments:

Ati. Norway. said...

Thank you for your comment on my needlefelt piece. Nice stuff you bought to feel better ;-)

Patty Skypants said...

It's a bad economy for BUYING, but a GREAT economy for MAKING. So, teach how to make. Some merchants are very short-sighted and slow to adapt.

Threadhead said...

Hi Wanda....

Thanks for sharing! You are not the only one that needs therapy!
I wish you were abit closer! Maybe our guild could have you teach a class!

callmelacie said...

Art IS therapy, no other way to put it... sometimes it's worth indulging

It's too bad you don't live around here too, the art program at our local high school is suffering horribly. You and I could set up an art education program hehe.

Shasta said...

Looks like you came away with some lovely trims. I haven't been shopping much either, just finally getting around to using the stash.

needlewings said...

Even everyone commenting is therapy to me!

Maggie R said...

wow what a haul.... Beautiful choices...
I agree Art IS therapy.... I am never happier than when i am in my studio creating... and I would do more creating if Blogs had not been invented!!! However. .. I wouldn't trade my blogging buddies for anything....
So happy I met you..
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie