Sunday, December 23, 2007

I'm back with lots of little goodies!

We made it back from Massachusetts! We drove back in fog that was as thick as Pea soup! Thankfully it subsided as we drove out of New Hampshire!

The Yankee swap was a blast! I have attached a link for those who would like a bit more information about the game.

I feel I made out like a bandit! I was number 10 (ten), out of 11 (eleven) people. Of course number 1 (one) is the best number but 10 (ten) isn't too shabby!

Here are my little goodies! Don't you just love that little guy?

He's technically called a USB HUB MAN. He's the cutest little guy and so functional! He gives me 4 (four) more USB ports! No more reaching in the back of my laptop.

The bright object on the left is an "Office Glitter Rocket", a sort of lava lamp that connects to your computer. It plugs into a USB port, so my little guy takes care of him.

The Glitter Rocket sort of reminds me of a disco ball but in miniature! lol It's actually relaxing to look at!

I also had an opportunity to go shopping at my favourite quilt shop, The quilted Crow.

I fell in love with these fabrics. They are so delicious!

The large print is from Purely Provence created by Renee Nanneman of Need'l of Love.

The picture really doesn't do it justice to the fabric's beauty. The colours are so rich! Oh, and so nice to fondle! ;o)

I do have a project in mind for these that I will share with you when I'm more organized. I feel the need to complete something before I tackle a new project! Perhaps this will be a great motivator! lol

I also bought these little goodies!

I purchased the charm pack Urban Indigo a fabric line from Fig Tree Quilts to use as a guide for a quilt that I would like to to make from a book by Acorn Quilt and Gift Company - Comfort & Joy. Darlene tempted me last summer! So many quilts I would like to make out of that book! I never get tired of looking at the pictures!

Yes, it's another hand embroidery pattern and I confess I'm hooked on embroidery!

Speaking of embroidery, I have finished one of the panels for French Cottage Garden quilt. I decided to leave my mum's embroidery stitches! I really had to tame the perfectionist in me! My mom even suggested that I rip them out and I said "no way, they're staying". I want to give historians something to ponder! ;o)

Wow, this turned out to be a long post! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


Darlene said...

Happy Holiday goodies to love and enjoy!

Like you I'm truly addicted to embroidery - it's so relaxing and stress free. I'm glad you decided to leave your mom's stitches in the panel - definitely something for historians to ponder. :-)\

Merry Christmas my friend!

Vicki W said...

Hub Man is sooooo cool!

Yvonne said...

Nice haul of the hub man. Wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmases!

I'm going to have to check out that Quilted Crow shop. :)

Melanie said...

Hope your Christmas is everything you want it to be.. love the quilting treasures.

CONNIE W said...

Oh, your fabric is luscious, especially those on top! I would have been terrified in the fog, I'm glad you safely returned home. It's hard to believe that it's now Christmas Eve, isn't it. I send you wishes for a joyous day and a cyber-hug. cw

Susan said...

Wonderful goodies. I love the fabrics, and I, too, am crazy about embroidery. That's one of my favorite companies! Glad you made it home safely.

Unknown said...

Poor you having to drive in the fog, I just hate fog. Your hub man is very cute and handy. Your purchases look great...

Meredith said...

Enjoy your holiday. Wow nice goodies you will be busy for a while. I never entered a swap but think I may. It sounds neat.

Sweet P said...

I love the USB Man. What a cool idea. The little lava lamp is good too.

I'm getting hooked on stitching and embroidery too. I ordered Leanne Beasley's Butterfly Garden quilt as a Christmas gift for me.

Cheryl said...

Love all the goodies you got. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Quilter Kathy said...

Don't forget to show us what you made for the Yankee Swap!
Merry Christmas Carole!

Chookyblue...... said...

hub man is cute and love your shopping.........Hoep your Xmas was wonderful

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You bought some great things. Those charm packs are so pretty aren't they?

Pam said...

I just got a fat quarter package of the Urban Indigo fabric - from the Fat Quarter shop - Fat Quarter club (boy say that 5 times fast -LOL) It is really pretty fabric - I have some other Fig Tree fabric as well - I love it.

Love the little USB port guy, what a great idea.

You got a very nice secret santa gift!!

Have a fantastic New Year Carole!

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