Dfr has, of course, posted to boast about her newest fabric acquisitions, a haul of the on-sale silk/rayon brocades from FabricMart. I did not order any of those brocades for several reasons. I was trying to keep my purchases down to a reasonable level, and I had sworn that I was going to stop buying just sale fabrics for awhile in order to buy red fabrics, which I had realized were missing from my stash-- red fabrics don't go on sale very often. So, I resisted the brocades, and (besides the silk velvet and an order of the 10-yards-for-$5 stiff ecru cotton that will make a great sew-in interfacing) instead bought red.
The brocade was a huge temptation, and I certainly won't turn down her swatch offer, but my tendency to buy what's on sale has left me with not nearly enough red in my stash, and I certainly can't afford to buy both what's on sale AND red!