Sunday, January 17, 2010

Only needed thread and brought home a PIG!

Well, I had my Quilts for Kids all layered and pinned and ready to quilt, but no thread that would match it - not even white! What?? no white thread in the house. True story.

So Saturday Nora and I headed off to the big town next to us to just go buy some "white thread". I already know what you are thinking - "Yeah right...."

and you are right - I bought more than just white thread. All of the Gutermann was on sale 50% off - so I splurged about bought both a matching blue and yellow for the Quilt for Kids quilt - I have a little something in mind to do on it...

And naturally since we were at THE only store that has "wooden dolls" Nora had to buy some new ones! It is getting harder for her to find something new, now that she's already bought most of them. Thankfully they have seasonal ones in the dollar isle up by the checkout. However she was most excited about the ceramic flowers that are refrigerator magnets that are ready to paint, with "REAL PAINT MOMMA!" ;) I'll let her do her painting Monday while the twins have their nap time since there is no school for MLK day.

I guess you are wondering about the fabric - what's it for... why in the world would I bring home a P.I.G.?

Well that's because last week I read this post and saw the quilt that "Posse Boss", over at the new-to-me-blog called "Patchwork Posse" Click HERE to take a look at this beautiful quilt that she made using a striped fabric... she wrote:

I really like stripes, but get hung up with them when it comes to putting them into quilts. does this happen to you? So to see the whole quilt made with striped fabric had me intrigued enough to give it a try.

Did you click over and see it??? Isn't' it so cool?? So now you understand, that when I saw this stripe in the clearance section for only $1/yard I had to go searching for fabrics that coordinated and to use with it so that I too can make a "One Yard* Wonder" Quilt!!!

(*actually she stated that used 2 yards in hers to make for a good size quilt and so I bought 2 yards also.)

Oh, and there's something else I forgot to mention to all of my readers... while in KY I cut off my hair! ;) I've not set off the pony tail to Locks of Love yet but will share a photo when I do... care to guess how long the pony tail that I have to donate is???

  • Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the gray hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.

I hope they make a fortune from my donation full of gray and white hairs! :P

Love from Texas!


  1. Why look at you! 12 inches? 14? ;-)

    I love your striped fabric and coordinates!! I'll be watching your progress. :-)

  2. Great post. Thanks for the heads up on the striped quilts. I love your combination of fabrics. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Great haircut too!

  3. Love the new do! It really looks great! Yes, the striped quilt caught my attention, too. I think your colors will look great. It will be even neater, since you got such a good price!


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