Friday, February 11, 2011


...can be expensive!

Kaffe fat quarters
I left behind an item at The Sewing Studio during our last guild meeting.  I was really good on meeting day and only purchased a couple of things.  However, that was not the case when I made a return trip to the store to pickup my forgotten portable design wall.

I didn't need anything at all, but some how I found myself asking the nice lady to cut yards of colorful velvet ric rac and coffee bean ribbon.  Not sure what I'll do with these notions, but I'm going to have fun trying to figure it out ;-)

While I was waiting for the ribbon to be cut, I spotted some Kaffe fat quarters on sale and this bundle of Robert Kaufman fat quarters.  Hmmm...maybe I forgot that design wall for a reason ;-)

In other news....I've been feeling so out of this week that I haven't even pulled out these two quilts I received from my long armer....on MONDAY!  Literally, this picture tells the story...I've only opened the box and peeked inside....very sad.

I need to prepare the binding strips and sew them on so that I can take them with me to Montana and hand sew them on by the fire.  As if things aren't crazy enough around here, SOMEONE (I'm not say who...but it isn't me) in my family has to get their skiing fix so we are taking a really quick trip to Montana for the kids' winter break.

Hope to have some finished quilts to show you next week.  
Have an amazing weekend!


  1. jealous - sewing by the fire, sounds very cozy! enjoy the trip - looking forward to the (quilt) results!

  2. Only someone who lives in Florida would want to head to the snow for winter break. Even Alabama hasn't been far enough south this winter! We have snow on the ground from the storm 2 days ago.

    Can't wait to see what those finished quilts look like!

  3. busy busy! soon you can relax by the fire while everyone goes to ski... ;-) sounds lovely... have a great time in Montana!

  4. Remember to give yourself some mercy and grace
    my friend, enjoy some down time. Still praying.


  5. It looks to me like instead of a Kaffe bundle, you scored some Amy Butler Soul Blossoms. Enjoy the beautiful prints and gorgeous colors :D

  6. I hope that you have time to quilt by your fire. It was good to see a posting this morning.