Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End of the Year

Well it is finally the last day of the year. I couldn't believe I didn't post anything since I left for the beach back in October, shame on me. Well no sewing here, did quilt out 3 quilts on miz gracie and that is it!! So sad here. No motivations what so ever, sad, sad.

I did visit a couple of quilt shops in Wilmington, NC & was so disappointed. Heck one of them I felt I had more fabric in my sewing room then they carried, but they had enough Bernina sewing machines to hook up a small country. Once they figured out I wasn't there to buy a machine, needless to say, I was left completely left alone to look around. The second was the gals were very nice but not a whole lot sung to me, I did manage to buy a yard of batik that was too pretty to pass up. The rest of the trip was a bust on quilt shops. Planned on stopping on some on the way home but when you have a 11 yr old with stomach virus, nope not happening, just wanted to get home at that point.

I did manage to get to a joann fabric this past Monday with Friends. Which was so needed. We shopped, which I bought some pretty blue flannel in paisley print to do a rag quilt in. Which I've never done one before but thought my son's girlfriend would like, plus I get to use up 2 totes that are crammed full of left over scrap batting. We went to lunch at Olive Garden, which is one of my favorite spots to spend time with friends. I had the chicken parm, oh yummy, let alone the salad which I could just eat till I get sick, LOL. So now I have a project to work on, like I don't have enough to keep me busy for the next 5 years. Which I know all of us have right??????

So what quilty item(s) did you all get for Christmas?? I made out with an ott light, and a $100.00 check to buy a quilt kit of my choice, a neat cross stitch picture, kt fabric, a small vacuum and a $25.00 gift card from Joann's. Now I did make out with a new 10 piece set of rachel ray cookware, a new hand mixer with dough hooks, and I get to pick out a new kitchen aid mixer when I get around to it. Most of my stuff except cookware is sooo old i believe around 20 yrs old now, LOL. My hubby loves to buy kitchen stuff & I don't mind he is darn good at it.

Any quilty New Years Resolution??? I plan on blogging more often and with pictures. I plan to quilt up my 11 tops before March and no buying until the May Quilt Retreat in Amish Country. I want to use up my some of my stash. anyone who post their new years resolutions by January 5, I'll pick a winner and send some fat quarters to~~~~ Let see them ladies~~~~