Lori, from Humble Quilts blog, noticed I hadn't posted since I returned from my trip.......about 3 weeks ago! What's up with that!?! Surely I have something to say, or pictures to show, or I could do my usual ramblings.
So.....yeah.......usual ramblings it is! lol
I guess I have been busy, trying to get back into a routine......but it's damned hard to do after being gone for a month! Vacation is so much fun, and normal life is so blah! And full of chores! But I have managed to find a few fun things to do since being back!
In fact!, yesterday! My friend Pat and I headed over to Cyndi's Busy Thimble shop in Litchfield, and had a ball! What fun! And Cyndi's shop is packed full of nothing but reproductions! Woohoo........Heaven! It's so funny, cuz I was running out the door to meet up with Pat, and I raced back in to get my little 8-pointed stars, cuz I thought "I will need them to match to the fabric I want for the sashing.".......and then I realized.....Duh!......it's all civil war repros......it will ALL go together! Yay!
So......first things first......this is the fabric I've chosen for the sashing for the little stars.
And here are the 24 little stars I have finished so far......I'm sure I'll need a couple hundred, but I'm still not sure how big I'm going on this......so we'll see!
I also purchased a few other fabrics at Cyndi's.......and these gorgeous birds were on on the discount table! Yummy! The flower rows were used in a beautiful little quilt for the borders, and Pat and I both bought some of it......we just couldn't resist! So perfect for the borders!
THEN......we went to Marden's (a big discount place here in Maine that has a fabric section) and JoAnn's, but I didn't get anything at those.
BUT THEN.......we headed over to Quilt Essentials in Lewiston, and I picked up a layer cake of the Australian fabrics that I saw there just before I went on vaca. I had been thinking about them the whole time I was gone, and I loved the display quilt they made from them.......it had a very masculine look to it. And I just knew I needed to make my hubby a quilt with them! I'm so excited, and they are stunning fabrics......and totally out of my usual box! I'm really liking stepping out of my box!
So when I got home, of course, the first thing my hubby always asks is, "What did you get?" (He's so well trained, huh? lol) I had packed all of this stuff into one bag, and I had my little stars in their fat baggie in the bag as well, so I dug in and pulled out the sashing fabric and birds that I got at Cyndi's, and had the stars baggie on top of everything else, so he couldn't see that there was anything else in the bag! Yay! I totally hid the Australian fabrics from him.........so he is going to be so surprised! I'll try and work on it when I know he's gone for a while, and I'll just one day magically have it done! Ha! I can't wait! And yeah, he never reads my blog, so I don't have to worry! :o)
That's something I've never had to do with him......hide fabric. I know a lot of quilters stash stuff and sneak it in the house, but John has always been the first one to say "get it", so I've never had to sneak anything past him! And it's not that easy! lol Good thing I never have to do it! :o)
Of course, I have worked (just a bit) on my Jubilee quilt, too. I've put all the blocks and sashings together, and now it's just needing the last two borders! Woohoo! I'm nearly there!
And one last thing........the other day, I was driving past the animal shelter thrift store, and out on the lawn was a treadle machine. Well, I was heading for work, with not a minute to spare to look, so I called my hubby who was at the nearby golf course, and said check it out, see if it's crap, but if it's decent......I might want it!
He arrived at my work a couple of hours later with it in the car! Woohoo! And it just needed a little WD-40 on the mechanism and that wheel is running smooth! Totally cool!
Ok.......that is truly all I have to say........except that I just had my physical and mamo on Tuesday, and everything is great, including my cholesteral! Woohoo! Life is good!
Have a great weekend!