This week’s SBQ was suggested by Rachel and is:
That's an easy one -- SALES. When I see items 10% or 20% or 30% off, I will succumb to buying something. Right now I am waiting for a package from Laurel's Stitchery in New Mexico. She is moving her ONS to Virgina and is having a sale to clear out existing stock. But I don't buy everything I can just because there is a sale. I usually have a plan in mind, even if when I get my order the plan goes out the window. This more often happens with sewing fabric as I will buy it thinking I will make a blouse or a purse or something and then put the fabric in a plastic tub to "mellow" for a while and later forget why I bought the fabric at all. I am a hopeless fabric junky. But for stitching, I might buy something from a favorite designer (Michael Powell, Mirabilia, Bent Creek, Lizzie Kate, Raise the Roof, or other more contemporary designers), something with sheep (what a surprise!), or something for a present (like the opossum I did for my mother-in-law). I used to have a severe Ebay habit, especially for threads, but I have one of all the DMCs and most everything from Rainbow Gallery except their very newest lines like Bamboo. I also object to Ebay's new policies and am boycotting them. So if I can just avoid the Sales signs, I can stay on the wagon. That's not likely, is it?
What is your cross stitch weakness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are supposed to be on the Wagon?)