Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Goodies and Gifts

I'm going to start out with this picture taken by Blondie. I guess she thought it was pretty funny to see her two parents sitting on the couch connecting with others on the World Wide Web. LOL! I have to admit, though, that I'm become quite connected. I may not have mentioned this before, but last month we got an new cell phone plan with unlimited texting. Up until that point I had always been anti-texting. "Why don't you just dial the number and TALK to someone?!" Well, since then I've become converted.

Last Saturday evening I made some corn chowder for dinner. I knew there was no point of yelling down the stairs to call the girls for dinner when the bedroom door was closed, so instead I sent a text message to Blondie and her friend, K. I though K was going to die laughing! She told me that her mom would NEVER text to call her children to dinner...she'd just yell. I guess she was still laughing about it when she got home, because her mom was telling me about it when we met for bagels on Monday morning! Oh, how times change!

I recently got a bunch of gifts and goodies that I want to share with you.....
I think that a lot of you have seen the Wintergreen pattern designed by Marcie over at Patchalot More. She has a lot of amazing quilt patterns on her website, Patchalot Patterns. Go check them out!!!

Kim sent me this birthday goody. It's a kit for a little acorn pin cushion. Of course, I had to tease her a bit about her do-it-yourself gifts. I would have made a bigger issue of it, but I think I pointed out that the platter in yesterday's blog was a gift from Kim. I didn't have to make that! LOL! Stay tuned...I hope to get this finished by the end of the week.
And these FQs were a sweet gesture from Melanie. I didn't have either of these, which makes them that much sweeter!
There's a funny story behind these Thimbleberries fabrics.....

Remember a few weeks ago when we took the girls to the amusement park? Well, on the way there I started thinking about a quilt shop, Thread of Time, in Centerville, that was right on the way. I don't go there very often because it's over an hours drive away and I have a bunch of other shops that are so much closer. I asked DH if there was a possibility of making a stop there on our way to the park. He turned and gave me THE LOOK, so I dropped it and didn't think anything more of it. Until...DH started to get hungry. He made an exit off the freeway just before the amusement park in search of food. Just off the exit there were only a few fast food restaurants, which weren't too appealing, so we drove up the road a little further. LOOK! There was a deli! That sounded good, so DH pulled into the parking lot. It wasn't until the car was in park that I informed him the quilt shop was in the same strip mall. Needless to say, I asked them to order me a turkey avocado sandwich and I headed into the quilt shop where I found this fabric on sale for $3.50/yd. Obviously, the quilt gods were smiling on me that day!!!
These are a couple of great books by Judy Martin that came in the mail last week. I think that both Eileen and Patty are currently working on patterns from her newest book.
And last, but not least, here is a little quilt top that I'm making from the Fall Back in Time charms by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Looks like I might need to make it a little longer if someone wants to use it while sleeping on the air hockey table! ROFLOL!


  1. That is so funny that you text your girls to come to dinner! What a great idea. You know you will get their attention! I kept looking at your last picture trying to figure out what you are making??? Oh, it's layed out on the hockey table--Ha! Hugs from me!

  2. Oh, I was just wondering if you could get that picture of my pattern any bigger? LOL! I am also laughing at how smoothly you got into that quilt shop! Very nice!

  3. Looks like soulmates to me!!! I can't wait to make the wintergreen pattern either...

  4. I'll be on the look out for some do-it-yourself pottery, Kairle! ROFLOL!

  5. aaaaaahhhhhhhhh, How romantic!! LOL Smooth way to get to the quilt shop. That is just to priceless.

  6. Think being hungry was John's excuse to get off the freeway and get you what you wanted and himself. Great story. Yes, I have 4 rows done on the Kentuck log cabin quilt. Check out my blog tomorrow after Kim gets the picture up.

  7. Cell phones were not in vogue when my daughter was a teenager however she did have her own phone line. So rather than yelling I'd just call her (I made sure she had call waiting on that line - LOL)

    Love the pincushion from Kim. Very cute!

  8. Kairle, your story about the T'berries fabrics is priceless! All your presents and goodies are lovely, too. Of course Kim sent you a do-it-yourself present! She wants to make sure you continue to sew!
    I love your quilt and the fact that now the air hockey table will stay warm in the winter - LOL!

  9. p.s. I love the photo of you and your DH sitting on the couch - very cute!

  10. Slick quilt shop move! :o)

    I have that Knock Block and Sampler Quilts book. I just love it. Judy Martin's patterns really float my boat. If you go to her website she has a gallery of photos from quilters. Plan at least an hour to look at them all. They are all out of this world! I can't remember her url. I googled her and found it.

    I think it's be dangerous for me to shop with you... I like much of what you like - I too have some of the Fall Back in Time charms. Just sitting on my work table waiting, waiting, waiting to be made into something! AGAIN... you've inspired me!