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!