the last tax refund purchase arrived yesterday. clever hancock's, sent me a catalog and shortly thereafter a free shipping missive arrived at my inbox. there was much more on my "want" list, but i opted out of all but these. i have a wallhanging pattern that has been waiting on them, so now it can be started. **** most of my tax refund went to paying for my vacation, some bills and a couple of needed things (suitcase, stainless flatware) and this gorgeous fabric. each piece is 1/2 yard, so 3.5 new yards into the stash. my last christmas-y purchase was last year so i've really tapered off. autumn and christmas fabrics always call to me but of late i have mostly ignored the message. it's now washed and dried and ready to use. yeah, i'm in the "wash fabric" group.