I don't want poker chips or the cartoon Betty Booby girl on my quilt.
I'd love to show you the quilt I'm talking about - but after searching and searching from the tagged links of past posts it seems I'm not very organized :( I know I've blogged about the quilt before and even the bingo fabric...
Anyway - you can see it if you scroll to the top - the siggy quilt I'd like to pair up this bingo fabric with is the quilt shown in my blog header - hanging over the fence with Nora standing behind it... oh say.... some 3 or 4 years ago! aaak!
And the quilt is only 6X6 blocks big and I want it to be bigger ---thinking 7X9 setting of 9" finished blocks plus borders... so I need to figure out 27 more friends from the HGTV message board to share some siggys with me. And that is why I want the bingo fabric for my backing b/c on the boards, I'm known as "bingo~bonnie" ;)
I so wish my EQ7 was working correctly so I could play with the border sizes to go with a 7x9 block setting - so that I could then figure out just how many yards I need to tell the ebay lady that I'd like to purchase....
However, now that I have found the fabric on ebay and the seller is willing to sell it larger than a half yard cut ---- I'm not too sure I can *CONVINCE* Santa that I need it. But Christmas presents are also about what we *want* too right??? and I do one day *want* this to be my backing... and it's getting so hard to find this fabric.... sure there are many checkbook covers made up with it, and tote bags and tissue holders.... but those are not what I want - or need...
Oh I guess I'll try to figure out when the time is right and bring it up and see what kind of reaction I get from my guy who has a direct line to Santa...
other items on my wish list are:
|Bernina Patchwork Seam Guide|
Also Bonnie Hunter recently shared this little gadget with us following her cruise trip. It's called an E-Z Trimmer and may very well be the ONLY thing that Santa is able to find and purchase.
Something else that I've been wishing for is an acrylic insert for my Arrow Sewing Cabinet that I won earlier this year from being a facebook fan of theirs. I had no idea that it was even offered until I saw it in a magazine ad photo. I asked about them on their fb page and they replied that it takes up to 3 weeks after you order b/c they are custom made. I forwarded the information on to the hubby in an email so he could let Santa know. I'm betting dh is still yet to even open/read that email from me. :/
and while I'm at it - I guess I'll shoot for the moon and ask Santa to bring me a new cell phone. Sprint now has the iphone!!! and although I know nothing about them, everyone I know has one and loves theirs so somehow that makes me think I need one too. My current cell phone makes calls but is one of the oldest Blackberry models out there and is slow. What makes me really want an iphone over the new 4G phones is that I want to be able to copy all of my music CDs onto itunes and be able to listen to all of it anytime I want... so that then I can get rid of my 300+ CD collection! Donate to the Goodwill I suppose. Does anyone even buy CD's anymore?? Secondhand?
Oh well - enough dreaming and wishing for now. Gotta get back to my loads of laundry and do a switch over and make up the kids beds with new sheets :) and good smelling quilts!
Edited to add - oh one more thing! I'm helping out with Nora's Brownie troop this year and did you know that this is the 100th Birthday for Girl Scouts?? :) This is one of the special patches that I've had my eye on. The hardest part is ordering it b/c each time I check the website, it's out of stock.
|100th Anniversary Commemorative Oval Patch|
Love from Indiana!