Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Finally Sewing Again!

My little babylock has been in the shop for a few weeks and I have to say, I'm so happy to have her back! I hadn't turned her on in quite awhile because I had messed up the bobbin case, but now, with a newly serviced machine and a new bobbin case, she's sewing like a dream. While she was away, I did a little (okay, a lot) of cutting. I made myself promise not to purchase any new fabric until I used up what I have. And, as you know, promises are often broken, as was the case with me. Who can pass up some of these fabulous sales?

I finished this quilt top yesterday (with fabric from my "old" stash). Thank you Nanci for suggesting a couple strippy quilts to get my creative juices going again. It will measure about 42" x 54 when complete. Feels so good to be creating again.

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Kissing Stool

Below is a photo of my 5 year old daughter's bedroom door... she added her "kissing stool" (her words) to reach the posters at the top...and she uses it! You have to love the "my little pony" poster mixed in with the boys : )


Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Funnies

Howdy fellow bloggers - I've been on a loooooong hiatus! Hoping to get back into the swing of things very soon. Thought I'd make my welcome back debut with a funny little story.

I was at unnamed large-chain fabric store this morning to get some interfacing cut. The store was empty as was the fabric cutting desk. The woman behind the desk was busily working on something while acting like she didn't see me. And the conversation then went like this...

Me (politely, I swear) - "Can I have some fabric cut please?"
Woman: "Did you take a number?"
Me (while looking around at the empty store): "um...no"
Woman: "You need to take a number"
Me: "okay" (and proceeded to pull a number from one of those number dispensers you see at the deli)

The woman looks up at the big red computer display that shows the numbers (it's showing number 97...guessing that was her last customer...at 9 pm last night!). She then walks over to the phone and announces to the entire store "NUMBER 98...NUMBER 98"

REALLY??! I (again, very politely while looking around for the Candid Camera hidden camera) held up my little number showing that yes, indeed, I am customer 98.

This is why I do most of my shopping online.

Hope you are all having a fabulous Friday!