Monday, November 22, 2010

A Whole Lot of Stuff Goin' On...

WOW.  I have a lot to say today!  You may as well settle in for a long read. 

The most fun news, first!  I stopped in at my LQS last Friday.  Saving Thyme is celebrating its 10th anniversary...and everything I bought in the picture below was on sale for either 30% or 50% off.   Except the Lily & Will charm pack.  I couldn't resist that.  Oh, I also bought 2 spools of thread that I need to quilt 2 quilts with.  They were not on sale. 

I paid, and was then told that my purchases entitled me to gifts!  YAY!  I was given the book, "The Quilter's Legacy" and the charm pack, which is a mix of creams/golds/greens!  Plus, I received a coupon for $5.00 off my next visit!

I entered a drawing for a fat quarter bundle on my way out the door.  Didn't really pay much attention to it.  Cuz, you know, I never win.

Except, I did!  woohoo!  21 fat quarters, a book of patterns, and 5 fat sixteenths!  How fun is that!!!  The fabric is Sanibel by Henry Glass.  Go here to see all the fabrics in the collection.  No clue at this time what I will make with it.  How fun, though.  I mean, seriously...who wouldn't love to win 21 fat quarters!  I am blessed!

I finally have some decent photos of the baby quilt I was making.  It's for Maggie, a baby girl born last week to coworkers of mine.  She weighed 10 lbs...poor Mama Sara. 

You'll remember my struggles with getting this quilt going.  Thankfully, I was inspired by Erin's 'small squares quilt'...though my squares are not small.  Still...inspiration is what it is.  Thank you, Erin!  I used several green charms (5") and Kona cotton solid in Bone.  (ohmygosh..if you've not used must!  That color is absolutely fabulous!)  I quilted it with green variegated thread.  Maggie's quilt measures about 38 inches square.

This photo is closest in color, methinks.

I have a roommate!  I have been (kind of) looking for one since I moved here.  Didn't really want one, though.  But, it would help me out to have someone to share a few of the expenses with.  So.  Finally!  Maureen, my spiritual mentor, started talking to me about it a few weeks ago.  I didn't get too excited right away, because we've talked about it before.  But.  She prayed and got her answer!  She'll be moving in by the first of the year.  I think that we will be able to work well together to make this a good place to come home to.  She is so excited about working outside...having a garden, planting flowers, etc.  Well, she can have it!  {grin}  I prefer to sew.  Or almost anything that doesn't involve bugs.  I think this will be very beneficial to both of us and I am very much looking forward to it.  Now that I've gotten used to the idea.  

I was at Kelley's blog a bit ago...and was directed here.  Reading this story about broke my heart.  Please visit for an opportunity to help out.

hmmmm...I think that's it!  Did I miss anything?  Let me know if I did.

1st part of DWTS's 2 part finale is tonight!  And, my fave new show, Hawaii 5-O!  I will be planted firmly in my big easy chair. 

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


Lisa said...

Jacque, How exciting for you. I think it would be very fun to win the fat quarters. I also am glad you have a new roomie soon. I hope all goes well for both of you. It sounds like a win win situation. If you don't like yard work and she does....Yippee! I hope you have a great week. Happy Thanksgiving.

Farm Girl said...

Wow that is just awesome, you know that saying ya can't out give God? You are just so amazing and look what God does for you. I just can't believe you won the prize. Awesome. So glad you are getting a room mate that has been your spiritual mentor, isn't God good. So happy for you.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
Love Maggie's quilt :) 10# - OUCH!
Congrats on your fat quarter win. That had to make your day.
Are you still living in the house that was for sale? I don't recall you talking about moving. Was it taken off the market? This sure is a lousy time to try to sell.
Happy Thanksgiving :)
Pug hugs :)

Kim said...

You have had lots happening. Great fabrics and lucky you to win a bunch of fat quarters! That should keep you busy while you wait for your friend to move in.

I love DWTS too!

Joanne said...

Congrats on your win!

So happy you found someone you feel comfortable with and heck if she likes yardwork - you can't lose (more power to her!)

love your quilt - it screams SMILES

moosecraft said...

It's all good! All those lovely fabrics and a room mate! Big smiles to you!

Why Not Sew? said...

I love the colors in the FQB. You know my address, right? LOL. The small squares quilt came out great. Love your choice in quilting. I am hooked on the Kona Bone. I think it usually goes with my fabrics better. But I use Kona pfd. bleached white too but not as often. It's stark white!

Susan said...

Your shopping adventure was quite a successful one.......

Great finish on the baby quilt. I really must give that a try....

Anonymous said...

I love the baby quilt! joyce

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Congratulations on winning the drawing. The baby quilt turned out wonderful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thistlebrooms said...

Needed to stop by and Wish you a Most Happy Thanksgiving Jacque...

Stay Warm and Eat Plenty!!!