What a week this is turning out to be! I really don't feel I have much to say at the moment. Monday morning my dad calls and says "I'm about 40 miles away from Albany, what are you doing for lunch?", which means that he's four (4) hours away and I have a to cook lunch. He was driving home from his three (3) month vacation in Florida. A golf vacation is what it is! Given that he had been driving all night, I didn't want him to drive another two (2) hours home so I had him spend the night. We had a great time catching up on news. He left Tuesday morning around 8:30 a.m. Today was busy with appointments in Plattsburgh. I did not make time to visit the LQS as I'm trying to be good for this weekend's quilting therapy, but I digress.
Last Thursday when I was in Vermont for an appointment, became in one of my "I need to run away mood!" So I went to the Bernina dealer in Williston to check out the new store. I always find quilt stores to be a good place to run away too! I picked up my thread tray that I had ordered back in late January and browsed around for quite a bit. She had a new collection of fabrics that reminded me of Darlene. For some reason the colors just said, "Darlene would like that". So of course I had to buy them. I bought half a yard of the blue and the flower fabric and one (1) yard of the off white/beige fabric. The blue is quite unique. I had never seen that blue before. I really have no plans for the fabric. I'm hoping to get inspired and perhaps make a table topper or something. Now that I fondled them some more, I really should have bought a larger amount of each!
As for Carolyn's quilt, I didn't get a chance to work on it. Monday night I did make an attempt to cut the borders and pin them on. However, I really shouldn't have touched the quilt that night, as I made the mistake of cutting three (3), yes THREE, borders 6 inches as opposed to 6 and 1/2 inch. I was really too tired to scream or pull my hair out. My head just fell on the cutting table! I should have just left it alone! Now, I'm trying to make it work, which doesn't look good so far. I was hoping to use the wrong size borders for the binding. So given that my daughter had a riding lesson, to relieve the guilt, I shared some of my Koala Bear caramel chocolates that came all the way from Oz with Carolyn. Only two (2) Koala bears, not more! I mean, I had to also have two (2) for therapeutic reasons! Those little Koalas are precious!
What I do have to look forward too is that on Friday we are leaving for Littleton, MA for the weekend. You know what that means? Yes, I'll be visiting my favorite quilt shop The Quilted Crow. Oh, how I am so looking forward to quilting therapy. Hence why I did not want to go to the LQS today. I'm saving for the big day! We are leaving Friday morning so by mid afternoon I'll be thinking of you all while I therapy at the quilt store! I do want to check out their Feathered Star Kit as well as The Festival of Tree kit - there's something about that quilt that attracts me to it. Not that I need another project, but ....... Saturday I'll be heading to the Candlelite quilt shop for more therapy.
Well, for someone who didn't think she had much to write about..........
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Something to write about!
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Pretty fabric--it looks so soft and spring-like! Have fun with your quilt therapy weekend! Make sure you share fabric photos when you come home. Oh, and take photos of the shops too if they're nice ones! I love seeing them. Maybe if I can live vicariously through others, I can cut down on my own spending. And maybe pigs can fly! LOL!
Great fabric purchases - I love that blue. Also I love those quilts from the Quilted Crow, although personally, I tend to shy away from the "A" word (applique). Enjoy your trip.
The fabrics remind me of some of my Moda "Paris Flea Market" colors. I believe it's a few years old. I bought TONS of it and have made 2 quilts from it, am in process of making a 3rd (hand piecing a GFG), and have STACKS of it left. The moment is gone but at the time I thought I HAD to have yards & yards of several of the fabrics in the line. I don't know how I'll ever use it all up. I even made kitchen curtains from it. I'm sure a weekend with some QS stops are well-earned and will be a good reward. We went to our KY house again last weekend and I stopped in a Hancocks of Paducah and dropped a few more $$ than I should have. Enjoy it...and be sure to report on the finds! :)
Very springy fabrics, they will make a nice table runner. I've only been able to visit The Quilted Crow online, and I've purchased kits from them. I'm jeolous you will be at the store, think of me while your feeling all the fabrics. I have a kit from them that I hope to start soon.
Have a great time on the weekend. I can see why you like the feathered star quilt. Very impressive!
Aren't Caramello Koala's just the best! :-)))
OOOOOHHHHHH, I love the fabric - I can see why you thought of me. :-)
The Quilted Crow - Sigh! I know you will have lots of fun visiting.
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