Tuesday, August 14, 2012

JUST A LITTLE UPDATE (GIVEAWAY)

Here is where I am at on the puzzle.

My husband came in the room the other day and sat down to work on it. Now....he doesn't do puzzles and he doesn't know puzzle etiquette. I saw him eye balling my section. So....I took my hand, waved it over the little section I was working on and said....you can work on any part of this puzzle but right here. You never invade someone's space when doing a puzzle.

 Am I right?

 So....the next thing I knew he found the very piece I was looking for.....He was so pleased he almost jumped for joy..... Hummmmmmm  my comment to that is...  he doesn't play well with others and doesn't follow rules.


Now...I want you all to look at this fabric and the price....can you guess where I purchased this?


You won't believe it but at BIG LOTS....  They have a little craft section and well...I just decided take a look see and boy did my eyes bug out of my head.....

so....I want to share the find, I will give one winner the choice of either fat quarters.  Not giving the roll away..sorry.

So just leave a comment and let me know which one you would like.


61 comments:

Gill said...

How generous of you Barb!
I like the one on the left!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

OH!Barb esses pássaros são tudo de bonito.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

stephmabry said...

Oh gosh - like I needed another place to check for fabrics!! I like the bundle on the left, those birds are begging to be fussy cut onto pouches or something. :) Thanks for the chance, and good luck finishing the puzzle!

Nancy said...

I love to work on jigsaw puzzles, and you are right on the money with the etiquette

Never would have thought to look for fabric at Big Lots.

Both sets of FQs are lovely, so if my name is selected, I'll let you chose. Thanks for the opportunity to share in your good fortune.

hueisei said...

I love either of them :)

KatieQ said...

Thank you for sharing. There are no Big Lots stores in our area. I would certainly like to visit one. I like the bundle on the left.

Suzan said...

I know I have been finding fabric there...and also at Tuesday Morning. Who would have thought?!

suemac said...

Sweet. The top fabric on the left was used by the person that made the pouch at our pouch swap that I ended up with. I love that fabric. Such a steal. I am going to have to try my local Big Lots.

Nanci said...

I wouldn't care which one, but the one on the left is perfect.

Linda said...

Wow! what a find! I love the one with the dark background and the big red flower. Thanks!

Nanci said...

I forgot to comment about puzzle etticate and you are so correct....keep the hands away from one's pile of goodies for sure. the puzzle will be awesome!

Sheila said...

Hello Barb, This is the same brand that you find in the Walmart fabric departments, but less than half the price, good find! I think I could find something to make out of any of them. Have a great week.

Sharon B said...

Big Lots!?!?
I guess I will have to run to mine and see what I can find!

aerialkabuki said...

Wow, great find! If I win I'd love the bundle on the left.

Patty said...

I love Big Lots! Thank you for the chance to win. I haven't done puzzles in a lone time,but do know better than to mess in someone elses space LOL You are getting there. Keep updating us.

wackywoman said...

Another good score Barb!

Linda said...

Yes, I totally agree with you about your space on the puzzle. I like doing them but I'm so OCD about them, I can't start one as that's all I will do until it's all together...

Wow, I didn't know Big Lots had fabric or crafts. I'm going to check them out. Thanks for the info. Great finds, lovely fabric!

Kim D. said...

Hi Barb, what a score on the fabric. Whoo Hoo! Fabric is showing up everywhere these days. You are such a generous soul. The fabric on the left is very cute.

Susan said...

Big Lots? Seriously? I hardly ever go to that store...maybe I should check in more often!

Terry said...

What a deal! I'll have to see if our local big lots has that! Although I'm not supposed to be buying new fabric! LOL Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Martina said...

Oh wow, you are really lucky, what a find. Crazy sweet that you share it with one of us!The red little flowers and birdies are my favourite. Thanks so much!

paulette said...

Nooooo...I'm not the first am I?? Great SCORE!! If I had a choice...I would pick the first one...with the little red flowers...VERY pretty!!
I'm going to start going into Big Lots from now on!!
Take care and thanks for the chance...
Paulette

ritainalaska said...

love the brown and oranges in the slice roll ... please, may i have it? thanx for your generosity!

Gisela Suski said...

Someone has to be first, I love the first fat quarter.
gasuski@mac.com

SewCalGal said...

I agree with you on puzzle space. Defend your turf!

Thanks for sharing your super shopping tips with us. I'll visit my local Big Lots to see what they have.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Snoodles said...

You have GOT to be joking....BIGLOTS???? I am in and out of their tool section all the time for hubby, and outfitted both sons' first apartment kitchens, there, too. Who knew! The next time I am nearby, I am stopping in!! (Love the puzzle story...that happens here, too!LOL)

JoyceLM said...

I'd love to win the fat quarters in the center. Thanks for the giveaway. (Big Lots here I come!)

Fiesta said...

Barb you always find the best deals. You got me going to Tuesday Mornings and now I have to make big lots my next destination. I like the white bundle with the birds. Thank you for the chance.

Deb said...

I love the light one with the little flowers. Wow we no longer have a Big Lots. too bad

Debi said...

I have not worked on puzzles since I was a little kid when I stayed with my grandmother on weekends. She weas an avid puzzler, but she always said the same thing. Good find at Big Lots...didn't know they had these.

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Kira said...

They both hold a lot of potential, but I'm siding with the lefty.
I had no idea Big Lots did that. Next time I need something I'm heading to the nearest one. I hope they give you a bonus for all the people in their stores because of you.

Kira said...

I would side with the left one.

I hope Big Lots gives you a bonus for all the business they'll get from your discovery.

Cathy said...

Your puzzle is incredible Barb, I love how your love of quilting has spilled over into puzzles, I would go for one like that too! Yes, I think hubby needs to learn puzzle etiquette, I get very territorial when working on one. Though now he found 'the right' piece, you may never hear the end of it, heehee! Gorgeous fabrics. xo

Barbara Woods said...

the one in the middle thanks for the giveaway

Chris said...

uh oh.....he doesn't know puzzle rules? Maybe you should give him a break just this one time. I LOVE the fq bundle on the left. Nice find!

Linda said...

HELLO! THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG+A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
THE BUNDLE ON THE LEFT LOOKS SO PRETTY!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Marsha said...

what a neat puzzle. I like the fat quarter on the left too. I need to go check out the Big Lots in our town. Wonder what I will find?

Cecilia said...

I love puzzles too, but my DH doesn't. So I don't have to worry about him messing with it. I love the fat quarters on the left, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Thearica said...

I have been watching our Big Lots and so far nada on the fabric.. I hope in time it will show up.. I would choose the dark fabrics if I were to win. Thanks for sharing your find!

Needled Mom said...

Definitely not a good puzzle player!!!!! My husband wouldn't even come near a puzzle.

Big Lots???? Wow....I'll have to check ours out. I'd love either.

Donna said...

I would enjoy the one on the left. Pretty fabric.

Your hubby plays puzzle better than some of my relatives, who have been known to "disappear" a sought after piece only to 'discover" the piece when I am about ready to give up.

Quilter Kathy said...

You make me want to get out a puzzle! DH needs to brush up on etiquette FOR SURE!
Great deal on the fabric...holey moley!

Jo said...

Where did you get the puzzle? I want one! Also would love that bundle on the left. Thank you!
Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

Carrie P. said...

My husband is working on a puzzle but they don't interest me.
I guess right. If you pick my name I think I would like the white one. far left.

Beth said...

Big Lots here I come! I'd choose the one on the left. Thanks for the giveaway!

beebee said...

thanks for the tip...I will be going to Big Lots very soon....
I hope you pick me to get one of your prizes.
I love puzzles...I need to find a quilt one like the one you have

hugs, beebee

Teresa in Music City said...

The colorful one of course!!! Wow! I never thought to look for fabric at Big Lots. I'll have to check it out the next time I am near them. Thanks for the idea!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I tell you want I would like; to go shopping with you, you lucky duck!
and yes, when working on a puzzle stay in your own section!

Michelle Hudak said...

Big Lots??? Wow..and great prices too. Love the middle one. Thanks for the chance.
shel704 at aol dot com

Margarita said...

Oh Barb, I wish we had those store in Australia, I would love them all, but seeing I have to choose and I cant have the roll, I love the centre one.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Well, at least we now know your Hubby isn't perfect lol. He has very bad puzzle etiquette. My guys know the rules but I swear they go out of their way to find the one piece I am looking for. What's worse? My Hubby likes to take a piece and hide it so he can be the one to put the last piece in!!! To make it even worse he waits until I look all over for the missing piece thinking it was knocked off the table and kicked under the couch.

I keep hearing about people going to Big Lots and finding amazing deals on fabric and yarn. Not at our store. Our store is dingy and dirty and things are just tossed on the shelves. I'm sure it partially because it isn't in the nicest section of town.

Mrs Yoastie said...

That is a good price. Hope I am allowed to take part in the giveaway.

My hubby does jigsaw puzzles and I stay well away from them since the big sulk of 2003 (sorry, did the same thing as Mr Barb.) :-)

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL on puzzle etiquette, never heard that before!! I'll have to check out my Big Lot's?? No matter on which one!

The Amateur Quilter said...

That happened to me the other day. I was at Michael's (don't go there much) and they do not carry fabrics. I wanted to see if they had batting. Off in a little corner they had bundles of batiks (5 in a pack for $6.99). So I downloaded the Michael's app, found a 20% coupon on the app and was a happy camper. Thanks for sharing! AmateurQuilter at gmail dot com.

Marcia W. said...

Living in the country, we don't have a Big Lots nearby. I like the fq bundle first on the left. It was "time" for me to read your blog today and just happened upon your nice giveaway. Wonder what you have in mind for that large roll? Thanks Barb.

Gwen said...

Wow! I need to check my Big Lots! I haven't been there lately-- who would've ever thought that they'd have fabric!?! :-) Choosing between those two lovely bundles is just too hard--- so if I am so lucky as to win, would you please choose for me? :-) Thank you so much for sharing your lucky find with us! :-)

becky said...

Wow I have not been to big lots recently I had no idea about the craft section. Thank-you for the great tip and great give away.If i am lucky enough to win I happily leave the option up to you. Thank-you so much. Becky
derry04@yahoo.com

Kathy H said...

I will have to check at big lots for fabric. I like the one on the left the best. I found some nice fabric at Tuesday Morning, which I was happily surprised about.

Nanbon44 said...

Don't you just hate it when hubby gets in your space..

I haven't bought any of the fabric at Big Lots yet, saw some there, but they sell the same thing at our Tuesday Morning Store and there it is almost half the price... I bought 10 quilt kits and they were nice, really surprised me.

Julie said...

I have never bee to Big Lots. They did have one in our area for about a year but then closed it. I like the one on the left.