4.30.2009

Buffalo Check? Check!

I can tell you exactly how many Hobby Lobby stores are in a 50 mile radius of my house.  (There are 13.)  The people there are all very nice.  How do I know?  Because I called each of them yesterday on a mad hunt for the buffalo check fabric I posted about the other day.  And guess what?  

I am now the proud owner of 11 yards of buffalo checks!  I officially needed 12 yards, but am hopeful I can make it work.  I also have my mom on the hunt in Ohio, so maybe she will get lucky.  The best part?  Hello, clearance sale!  $7 a yard, my friends, marked down from $24.99!  No wonder this stuff was hard to find!

Now my next step (and I say this with a huge intake of breath and lots of trepidation) is to call my local sewing machine store and actually schedule a lesson so that I can make these curtains.  Don't laugh, I am serious!  OK, you can laugh a little.  It is kind of bizarre to imagine me behind a sewing machine, no glue gun in sight. 

Thank you to all of you who made helpful suggestions and even offered to check your local stores for me.  Talk about nice!  And now I am off to...wait for it...read my sewing machine instructions.  Seriously, don't laugh!


41 comments:

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oh, I'm so glad you found it! And on clearance?? That must have felt wonderful!! Good luck on sewing lessons. My mom is an amazing seamstress, but somehow that talent skipped me! Can't wait to see your first sewing project!

southerninspiration said...

Yay, glad you found it!! You CAN do this.....looking forward to the end result.

suzanne

Kelli said...

I'm so excited that you found what you were looking for! And on sale, you can't beat that. I would love to learn to sew and if you really knew me you'd be laughing too! Have fun and good luck.

Amanda said...

Yea!!! I still have not made it to my local HL - of which there is just 1, yes, sad but true...I may just buy whats left, I love it and always look at it but have never "needed" it but...who cares for $7!!!

Stacey said...

Yay! You should learn how to sew. I glued my last curtains and it bothers me knowing they are glued.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I'm so happy you were able to get the fabric! It is so beautiful. Whoot whoot for HL.

Jboo said...

You are one determined girl, aren't you! Yay -- you found it or at least most of it! Good luck with the sewing -- you're so talented - I'm sure you won't have any problems at all.

Janet

Jessica said...

Good for you! Actually owning a sewing machine is one step ahead of me. I call my mom when I have a sewing project.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

we don't have any hobby lobbys, i keep hearing such great things!! and i laughed, i did, haha you're going to do great though, i have faith in you!!=)

Ally0005 said...

So glad you found it. I say go for it!!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Yeah...glad you found what you were looking forward!!!! Can't wait to see the finished product.
sandy toe

Nikki said...

You can do it! I'm glad you were able to find the fabric, congrats on the score of a deal!

Lana said...

I'm so glad you were able to find it! I can't wait to see your curtains! I know they will be fabulous!!

I love Hobby Lobby, too! Most of my home decor is from there!

sherri said...

Yeah! Must be God's will that you do this project! I think the sewing gene skipped my generation too...my mom is the sewing master. I wish you the best in this endeavor. Can't wait to see it all done!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Great that you found it! :) All you need to know is how to sew a straight line, easy peasy!! :)

Twice as Nice said...

I'm so glad you found the fabric. I've got my daughter running to another Hobby Lobby to see if they have any for me and Twin. I've decided to put it in my breakfast room also if I can find more.Then Twin decided to get some for when her remodel is done. When I found my first 5 yards the sales lady told me they would be reducing it further in May, by about 20% but there was only about 3 yards left of it there. I hope I can get more and at $7.00 a yard you got yourself a deal!!

Shannon said...

Yea!!! I'm trying not to be jealous of your price because I had to pay the orginal price! :) I can't wait to see them!

Aleta said...

I shall be keeping a close eye on your sewing experiences! I talked with my mother-in-law, who can sew beautifully and she offered to teach me. I'm a little nervous, but I'd like to give it a try!

the undomesticated wife said...

If you can thread the machine, you've gotten past the difficult part, the rest is easy! :)

Every Day Blessings said...

yea!!! I am so glad that you found it and can't wait to see it made and hanging.
That is how I learned to sew. I took a class at a local sewing store. It was fun and they taught me how to use my machine.
Good luck and happy sewing!!!

Kim said...

Glad you found the fabric - especially on sale!!! I'm all about being able to "stretch" fabric. Email me if you have any questions. I use to work for a custom window treatment place.

I'm seeking bedroom advice! Would love your input!

julie & joe said...

Yea! What a deal!!!! You can sew them.....straight seams are not hard and you will have lines to follow on the checks!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

An entire new world will open up to you when you learn your way around that machine! You can totally do it, it's super fun. Can't wait to see your stuff.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it!!!
If you start sewing, I just might need to as well-I am a glue gun girl...
So glad you found the material!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

LOL...you are a riot!! Good luck with the sewing machine....for some reason I think you will be a natural!! Can't wait to see those curtains when they are done!

Lisa

Chris said...

Hooray!! You sound just like me. I get my mind set on something, and there's no turning back. Good thing you stayed the course! Good luck!

Jodee Leader said...

You go girl! I can't wait to see the curtains when you are done!

Emily said...

I'm so happy for you! Nothing like a hunt that ends well! Can't wait to see what you do.

Joanna said...

So happy you found it and at a fraction of the cost!

Windy said...

Yay! So glad you found it! And on clearance - my kind of deal:) I wish I had a sewing machine to learn to sew on - maybe soon.

TRS said...

Wow! $7 a yard. Meant to be.

I can teach you to sew curtains. That's the benefit of not taking any advanced classes in HS and instead taking two years of Sewing!!! I had a great teacher!

Chrissie Grace said...

Everyone in Blog-Land talks about Hobby Lobby...but we dont' have one in Orlando. I'm so jealous of all the deals!
I love the buffalo check and I can't wait to see the curtains.
I'm having a chalkboard party next week on my blog if you're interested:)

jennykate77 said...

Yay for finding your fabric! Good luck with that sewing machine manual. I am absolutely no help and have no right to laugh. I am horrible with the sewing maching. I attmepted to make a pair of pants one time and the length from the waist to the crotch ended up longer than the length of the legs...they were hideous. My husband still finds that so humurous...like cry until you laugh humurous.

Maybe I need to find me a sewing class to attend?

Good luck with your curtains!

Life with Kaishon said...

Do you believe I have never been into a Hobby Lobby? We don't have any around here. We have Michaels and AC Moore. Clearance is my favorite thing in America. Oh my goodness, I love it SO much!

Jamie said...

You found it! That's great! Good luck with the sewing. Can't wait to see it all done.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, wow - what a deal! I'm glad you found it and on sale, no less!

Amber said...

I'm glad you found your fabric! I definitely know the feeling of being on "the hunt!" And finding it at a good discount makes the find even better! Can't wait to see your finished curtains! You can definitely do it. Sewing isn't all that hard!

Davene said...

I'm so glad this worked out for you! I am extremely sewing-machine-challenged, so I take my hat off to you for your bravery. :)

I hope it's going well!

SoBella Creations said...

Congrats on finding the fabric. We don't have a HL in my part of Florida.

Katie said...

I'm so jealous that there are 13 hobby lobbys within a 50 mile radius of you. I have none within my 50 mile radius. :(

I'm am glad for you that you found it though!

PamperingBeki said...

I am so jealous!!

I love living in a small town, but I am 35 minutes from the nearest Hobby Lobby. And when I go, I have to drag three kids with me which takes a lot of the fun out of it!