I know just what you mean - mine only notices when things arrive in the mailbox because he figures, not always correctly, that I've spent more $$. I just won some vintage pillowcases in a giveaway, so they'll be arriving soon and didn't cost anything, and I won a $10 gift certificate (for the 2nd time) from Fabshophop and that didn't cost anything either. Great fabric on the pillowcase! My hubby's b-day is Sept. 24. He's restoring an old car now, too, so that would be a great fabric for me to use for him for something special - hmmm! Thanks for sharing!