Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Great Day

I had a great day on Satuday, and although it's already Tuesday, I thought I'd share part of my day with you.

Friday and Saturday was the openhouse at my favorite quilt shop, Quilt, Etc. Even though I knew I wouldn't be signing up for any classes, I still decided to go check out their sale. As I pulled up next to the the shop I saw three tall fabrics towers outside for their sidewalk sale. All fabric on the towers were 50% off. Now who can resist that?!
I tried not to over do it and only bought two pieces. Each bolt had just over 2.5 yards so I took everything on the bolt. Both pieces are Moda; the red fabric is from the Renewal line by Brannock & Patek and the tan fabric is from the Chocolat line by 3 Sisters.

There was also a table that had patterns and kits marked at 50% off. Again...who can resist that?!

I picked up this fabric kit for just $24. The kit was made up, using all Thimbleberries fabrics, for the Granny's Jam quilt from the "11 Laps from Fats" book. The kit includes 9 fat quarters plus another three pieces that total 3.75 yards. I doubt that I'll actually use this fabric for the Granny's Jam quilt. It'll all just go into my stash. Not a bad thing since I don't currently have any of these pieces. Some I've had, but they live in quilts now.

They also had all of their pre-cut fat quarters on sale at $1.75 each.

For a long time I've wanted to make a hospitality quilt to go in the entrance of our home. I finally settled on the Pineapple Tidbits quilt from the Buggy Barn "Certifiably Crazy" book. I'll add these green and gold fat quarters to my growing collection.

I just couldn't resist the rest of these fat quarters. Aren't they fun?!

Last week was our city's annual celebration. Each year our kids get excited about going to Grandma's house to watch the fire works on Saturday night.

DH's mother lives just a block north of the park from where they shoot the fireworks. In past years the kids have climbed up on the roof to get the best view possible, but this year we sat on the back deck and enjoyed the view from there. These are pictures that Kirsten took from her camera.

Somehow the night ended with a bunch of young "twenty-somethings" in our family room watching a movie until well into the morning. Ya know? It just ended up being one of those nights when we all went to bed feeling happy! Now ya gotta love that!


  1. Wow - you really found some great goodies at your quilt shop. I wouldn't have been able to resist either at those prices! I can't wait to see your Pineapple Tidbits quilt.

  2. Sounds like a great day, Kairle! I'll look forward to seeing what you do with your purchases!

  3. You certainly do have to love it -- and that last group of fat quarters is absolutely adorable. If you find that you brought too much home -- I could find a place for them...just kidding. But what a great shopping trip!

  4. Yeah, you gotta love days like that! Your fabric purchases look great.

  5. Well, as I'm not one to dispute the gorgeous fabrics at any discounted rate...Im certainly more happy that you put Kissy's cute photos up for us. We wish we were there. Oh, that reminds me to call you...you left a message the other day...hee hee

  6. Sounds like a time you'll remember for a long while.
    I LOVE all your purchases!

  7. Your telling about the kids climbing on the roof for a better view reminds of the time DJ was living out in the country but a clear view of the fireworks could be seen from that same vantage point at his house. Up we went even though a sundress and sandals were not the best attire for me to wear---I could NOT get down without stepping on the dress hem or the shoes slipping and forget feeling for the next rung in the pitch black no street lights area. Obviously I did but it sure took a lot of time, guidance and encouragement.

    Odd thing is--that would be our best vantage point now as well unless that huge tree across the road should ever be cut down.

    Way to shop, girl!