Thursday, October 26, 2006

I"m back finally - but broke!

I'm back! I think some of you were wondering where I was! It was late Monday night when I got home, and Tuesday work was so back logged from me being gone I didn't have time to check in. Then yesterday I did the 3 hr drive up to Green Bay, did my meetings and then 3 hrs home! And needless to say I'm still playing catchup! Oh and Tues night and tonight I'm teaching classes at the LQS! So how is that for busy!

I had a wonderful visit with my mom and sister and her family! Mom wasn't feeling quite perfect so we stayed at home, ate snacks, ordered out and played games with the kids and watched movies! It was perfect! So I had lots of time to visit and just have fun! John and James had just gotten some new board games last month - so we had a great time playing them. My favorite was "Bucket King" in the top picture. It is mostly luck, so you can all play and everyone has a chance of winning! Plus you can visit and just have fun! We also played Alhambra. I bit more thought, but not too bad - and the boys liked building the cities.

I did take a trip to the quilt shops near them and now I'm broke! Look at what I came home with! First the Oriental Fabrics my sister bought. I went to the first quilt shop with my nephew (who is my Godson) and he HADDDDD to have a new quilt with these fabrics. I think it must be his Kung Foo coming through! Now he already has 3 quilts I made him but my sister says he LOVES them and when I asked why he needed another one his answer was "Well, it is getting to be winter so I could use another one!". So we decided something easy (thank goodness) was in order for all these fabrics. He liked "Turning Twenty...Again" and so I told him to pick out 12 FQs and this is what he came up with! He liked the Green for the border and the black will be the binding. And I'm sooo not into oriental fabrics! But he is going to LOVE it!

Then I went to the primitive quilt store I LOVE - Lil Country Shoppe! And had a field day! I found this pattern "Take 5" which is your same type thing like Yellow Brick Road or Turning Twenty, so I picked it up for fast charity or kid quilt gifts.

And then the main mission, to get some background brushed cotton plaids for my upcoming retreat projects - Horse Feathers and Moonshine! Aren't they gorgeous!

And then I found these for backings for them - so I couldn't pass them up. Now aren't those chickens just going to be too fun on the back of a quilt called Horse Feathers!

And then last but not least some fill-ins. I needed some blacks, so got some of those and then I've been dying for that green dot/stripe fabric for the background of a wall hanging I want to do - so I broke down! And I've been wanting the fun colored needle threaders, not just the brown ones, so got one for me and one for my friend!

So my suitcases were full! But I was a very happy girl! Tomorrow - another very happy surprise! I'll keep you in supense!


12 comments from wonderful readers:

Leah S said...

Wow! Looks like you bought half of the store. Hope things settle down soon for ya. :)

Nancy said...

Being more a brights/batiks/orientals kinda gal I REALLY love the fabrics for your nephews quilt. Those are going to make a beautiful quilt.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had fun. Great purchases! I love the chicken fabric, I have a chicken print for an in my mind quilt called "If you are feeling droopy, have some chicken soupy."

Libby said...

Your spoils all look great -- I have to agree with you on Asian fabrics, but it's fabric. Who are we kidding? The Horse Feathers and Moonshine fabrics are right up my alley. Can't wait to see them done up. Lastly board games -- we love games around here. Bucket King sounds like something essential to have for all- age get togehters.

KCQuilter said...

Wow, what a haul!!! Welcome back--we missed you. Hope your mom is doing better now.

Laurie Ann said...

Sounds like a great trip. I LOVE those Japanese fabrics. Your Godson has good taste! Welcome back!

May Britt said...

Welcome home. I notice you have plans for new quilts. I looked at them and they are beautiful. Which one are you going to do first LOL It feels good to have new fabrics doesn't it. I got my bali's today.

Lily said...

Dawn! What a haul!!! I love those oriental fabrics too. That's one lucky godson you have there :)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I had fun reading your post this morning. Great assortment of fabric; fun board games; great visit with family all mixed with lots of fatigue. :-)

BTW, I love the fabric with the funky chickens. Cute, cute!

YankeeQuilter said...

Now that is a shopping trip! Can't wait for the next installment...

Siobhan

Finn said...

Hi Dawn, sounds like you had a lot of fun and a wonderful time...*VBS* Does a body good!! Love the fabric purchases. Each and every one looks just perfect. Hugs, Finn

Hedgehog said...

Beautiful fabrics!! I especially like the chicken backing!