This morning I got up bright and early, got my son and his friend breakfast and out the door to work for a missions trip fundraiser. Got my husband out the door for work and had the day to spend at the LNS. It is over an hour away so it becomes a day trip for me. Saturdays they have a stitching class where they all work on the same project.Different ones each week. So there I go up the road driving like a woman on a mission, upon arriving I found they had decided to take the weekend off for the July 4th holiday. ( happy 4th to all) I was saddened and decided to console myself with a trip to the LQS just around the corner.Upon arriving I found the windows covered in Going Out of Business signs.SIGH. They were a nice shop and had been open for 6 years. It is sad. They said the price of cotton was too high to survive. So I ended up buying some stash at about 70% off The back two piles came from there. The front pile I ordered on clearance from an online shop and the small stack of fat quarters I had picked up at hobby lobby- you know- just because they spoke to me. I am currently banning myself from the fabric stores. I will also need a local stashers anonymous group or an online resource. Really, you are going to buy it all anyway, Why not get it at a fantastic price? I paid right at $4.00 a yard for all of it. 29 yards plus or minus - don't do the math. Not too shabby in these times.