Saturday, November 28, 2015

friday AND saturday

yesterday combined black friday shopping and small business saturday with a quick trip to busy thimble, my favorite reproduction quilt shop.  picked up latest issue of "quiltmania" plus a gorgeous print suitable for some broderie perse a la di ford perhaps? 


the black is a margo krager "polychrome" and the blue/white print is a cracked ice for the last week of stars...a brief respite until the 365 challenge starts with farmer's wife sewing along continuing.  other than some christmas prints at joann's, that was the total shopping haul.  spent plenty of time online drooling at terrific sales on moda FQ bundles though, but passed them by. 


today just relaxing hoping to ward off a cold, hoping to sew on sunday with bonnie and quilt-cam and enjoy thanksgiving dinner part 2....

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

it's turkey time!

counting my many blessings this year as always and i'm....


(even though we *might* be eating chicken!)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

sale!

sauder's recent sale offered some pretty kim diehl fabrics....love 'em but way too many from which to choose at regular retail prices, but a sale?  a few 1/4 yards added to my stash....






and 2 more FWS blocks done...patricia and patience....pinned down as papers not yet removed





and turkey day -2....small but delish dinner planned with most of usual items...our norman rockwell, big family dinner is of bygone days, but enjoyed nonetheless....

Monday, November 23, 2015

swappin' stars....

first, thanks to those of you who told me about your 11/22 experiences...enjoyed reading them! 

over at randy's blog, she is having a stars swap, yes 6.5" stars, same size as barbara brackman's sew-along.  just happened to have fabrics on hand and rustled up 15 to swap.  will definitely have enough star blocks to make a couple of flimsies at this rate.


all set to meet mr. postman today...and yesterday made my "sara" block for the FWS...


also been doing a bit of secret sewing for christmas, so photos on hold until later....

Sunday, November 22, 2015

where were you?


for those of a "certain" age, today's date will forever be defined as an american tragedy.  i was in 9th grade; we lived in norwich, connecticut; nothing on television for 4 days except dirge music, haunting black and white news reports and still photos.  the day it happened, my friend linda and i were walking home from school thru downtown, looking at store windows and thinking of christmas. a TV was on in an appliance store, and we just stood outside watching, transfixed, realizing the unbelievable, an ordinary day forever changed, much like 9/11, wondering how such a thing could happen.  how innocent we were in light of daily events now.  life has changed in so many ways, and in so many not for the better.  or was it just the naivete of youth?   some of both no doubt.....where were YOU that day?