"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Sunday, August 23, 2009

How to break a stash diet!

Oh my! I broke my stash diet in style too. Just take a look...

Fabric from Barneveld that was marked down to only 3 euro a meter. We normally pay from 15 to 22 euro for quilt fabrics in quilt shops. Friends from the quilt group told us about this junk shop that was selling the fabric so one of my quilt friends and I decided we had to go investigate. Boy did we ever have a fun day out too!


Then I needed to start looking for unique yarn for a new lacemaking project. I have to find out if this is enough variation or perhaps I need one or two more. I would really like a brown yarn with it yet. The worse thing is that I only need a couple of meters of each skein but have to buy the entire ball of yarn.


Did I need new charts to add more WIPs to my basket??? Well the answer would be a resounding yes when you visit Annemiek's wonderful shop in Roden!!!

So I can blame Annemiek for this part. *wink*

I mean what is a girl to do when you suddenly are standing in a shop that reminds you of the shops you visited on Saturdays when you had time off work back home in America???

There were so many wonderful things to tempt me so I actually think I was quite restrained in my haul. *grins*

But most important was being able to meet Annemiek! I loved being able to talk with her and hope to go back and visit again soon. She was so nice and welcoming.

Anyone here in Holland who has not been to De Handwerk Boetiek really should not think it is too far since it is up north. Take a day out and go see the shop. You will not be sorry.




Enough choices to break the willpower of any stitcher!

Edit ~ My stash diet lasted 1 year and almost 8 full months...

13 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Well, I can understand breaking all and any resolutions in a shop like that!!
And finding fabric for 3 euros! Unbelievable.

Nancy said...

That shop does remind you of one in USA. It looks like there are a lot of choices. You have been good for so long, you deserve a break. LOL.
Love you, Mom

Kaaren said...

I'd love to visit a needlework shop like that one, Heidi. There would be no holding me back.

Looks like you struck gold with your fabric finds as well. I can never stay on my stash diet for very long either. Willpower is not a word in my vocbaulary I'm afraid.

Rhonda in OK said...

if only my real food diet could last 1 year and 8 months!

Heidi, you are so funny.
I like your fabric very much, esp. the horse print and the one with the rider accessories. So cute!

enjoy your binge.

Saskia said...

Sssssstt!.. don't tell anyone, you where with me when you broke your stash diet. But it was only the fabric, not the rest.
Saskia

mainely stitching said...

Annemiek really is a dear, isn't she? I met her at one of the shows - Zwolle, I think. :)

And were you in Barneveld? I used to live there. Did you also make time for the chicken museum? Seriously! It was one of Max's favorite destinations as a toddler. ;)

anneke said...

off course, we completely understand ;-)

congratulations on your beautiful purchases. I envy you for visiting these shops...

Tam said...

Oh my!!! What a gorgeous shop! You lucky girl! Can't blame you for going off your diet...GREAT fabric buys too!
Thanks for sharing :-)
Hugs2u

Cindy at her Country Home said...

Heidi heidi, gil ik uit... Waar is die "junk shop" in Barneveld? Werk er op 10km. afstand, dus heel vlakbij! Zou je me het adres willen mailen, liefs van Cin x ps heb even bekeken waar die leuke winkel in Roden ligt, is voor mij toch een beetje ver! Maar voor al die mooie borduurbandjes etc. is het wel leuk om daar een dagje naar toe te rijden. Dankjewel voor de tip!

wilma said...

Prachtig om daar lekker rond te neuzen. daar kun je toch wel een dagje of wat zoet zijn.....

Pondside said...

There's nothing that brings on that kid-in-a-candy-shop feeling like walking into a needlework store. I treat myself most weeks to a peek at our local shop. It's not as big as the one you've shown, but I usually find something.
That was a long stash diet - aren't you relieved to be done with it?!

Linda said...

What a wonderful shop. You found some very nice goodies...I know I wouldn't be able to resist either...hugs, Linda

Margaret said...

What a wonderful shop. No wonder you had to break your stash diet. Great fabric buys too Heidi. It will be difficult to choose what to do first - stitch your new patterns or use your new quilting fabric.

Have a great weekend.