Is it a sign that I am getting older and wiser or have I turned into a cheapskate?
I stopped into JoAnn’s today to browse and pick up some stuffing. I had some money left on a gift card so I thought I could also get a magazine. The one I wanted was $14.99! I was shocked! Another interesting one was $9.99.
I guess I am confused. Last year I signed up to get Quilter’s Newsletter and Fon’s and Porter-both magazines-for $19.99 for one year. Now the same company wants to charge almost as much for just one special issue. Am I the crazy one?
Then there is this:
All right-I will admit this scarf (24” x 70”) is absolutely gorgeous. And there are 11 skeins of a beautiful merino yarn. But the kit is $438. Four hundred thirty-eight dollars!
Sometimes at the shop I will total up a sale and be shocked, thinking I must have made a mistake. But no, the total is correct. Fabric prices have skyrocketed!
And these are just hobbies. Tonight my husband and I were talking and I mentioned that I wanted to take what was really a “joy ride” tomorrow: not an important task, just something to do. My husband reminded me that this little jaunt would cost $8.00 in gas. Hmm…
Maybe I will sew tomorrow instead-I certainly have enough to work with!