Saturday, February 16, 2008

Who can resist a sale?

Remember those Thimbleberries FQs that I WON from Julia over at Scrap Happy Quilter? Well they arrived in yesterday's mail. The coolest thing about these FQs is that I don't have any of them in my stash. These will work into something wonderful for spring. I haven't quite made a decision yet, but I've got some ideas floating around in my head. She also included a sweet note and a bookmark that I'm assuming she made on an embroidery machine. Thanks so much Julia. This was the perfect treat for me!!!

And speaking of things that came in the mail (watch out, I'm gonna rant!)...
Yesterday I was sitting in my family room when I heard the mail truck come bumping along our road until it stopped at our mailbox. I immediately got up and went out to the mailbox. I'm always certain that there's going to be an envelope with a $1,000,000 check from Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. To my disappointment, there was no check, but there was a tag from the USPS informing me that "they had missed me" and that there was a certified envelope that I needed to go pick up at the post office. WHAT?! I was home and I certainly didn't hear a knock on my door.

Fortunately, the mail carrier still had to go down the other side of my street so I walked across and waited for her. Without going into all the details, she pretty much told me a bold face lie about how she had probably just knocked too softly for me to hear. I think the truth is something more like she was a temporary carrier in our area, she was sick and not feeling well and didn't want to get out of the truck, run up to the door and wait for someone to answer and sign for the envelope.

As much as I was bugged about the lie, I know that there's a lot of crud going around right now and I truly hope she gets felling better. I was really feeling sorry for her when I passed her in another part of town several hours later and she was still delivering mail. It'll sure be nice when the weather starts to warm up and we can quit recycling all these germs!
Here's some GOOD NEWS! One of my favorite quilt shops, Quilt, Etc., is having a big sale today and Monday. All fabrics are 30% off and all FQs are $1.50. I picked up the six FQs above. No plans for them yet, but I really like the colors.
I've been eyeing this Mother Goose fabric for a while and figured this would be the perfect time to buy. We've raised each of our children on nursery rhymes, starting when our infant son was given a book of Mother Goose poetry by DH's aunt who was a childrens librarian.
I've kind of got a quilt design in mind, but nothing set in stone. I realized when I got home that there was one or two pieces that I didn't get enough of. You know what that means...back to the quilt shop on Monday. Ah, shucks!!!

14 comments:

Susan, Susie, Suz said...

Ooh La La! I 'specially like the 6 FQs from Quilt, Etc. I would design a whole room with them and then another room and then another....oh, if only I were as talented as quilters....*sigh*.

Julia said...

Yes, I did make the bookmark with my embroidery machine. I am so glad that the FQ's were new ones for you.
I love the stuff you bought today.
Oh, shot another trip to the store on Monday, what is a girl to do? lol

Carin said...

So it sounds like I need to make the treck to Sandy on Monday. I wonder if I cna convince DH that its a need. LOL :O)

~Joan said...

I suppose the postal worker wasn't Ed McMahon either? You certainly are an optimist, K! I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

~Joan

Katie said...

What beautiful fabric. Want to pick some out for me? I'm not very good at it. Have fun sewing.

Eileen said...

Oh, Kairle, what a lucky gal you are. That first faric doesn't look like a TB but they are all terrific.

You better get a sweing now with all that fabric and need to go back to the store on Monday, Oh it's a holiday and sales on I guess.

Libby said...

That Mother Goose fabric is just darling . . . do you know who the designer/manufacturer is?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

All the fabric is darling. The mother goose fabric especially so.

I have a similar story about the UPS guy. Oh well.

Marcie said...

I was just wondering what ever happened to Mother Goose? I am so glad she is alive and well in your home! What a darling fabric collection!

atet said...

Since I don't think I've ever passed up a fabric sale -- I sure can't! Love the fabrics you bought! As for the mail person? Mine has been doing the same thing -- only leaving my packages on the front step right under where the gutters have been overflowing. Yeah -- not happy 'bout that one at all :0).

Kim said...

Cute fabric Ms. Kairle! Too bad about having to go back today! LOL! What did you get today that you missed yesterday? Knowing you, probably just what you went for and no more--you have so much more self-control than I do! LOL!

julieQ said...

Pretty, pretty fabrics! Our postal carrier will not ever get out of the truck...I know what you mean!

Jeanne said...

It's almost like shopping seeing all of the pretty fabrics in your post! I especially like the first group.

Nan said...

Ooooooooh, yummy, yummy fabric!! Thank you for sharing the fabric luv! I love your choices, and the fabrics you won are beautiful.