Sunday, September 28, 2008

Where does the time go?

I have been rather busy lately. Can you tell from my lack of blogging?! With school starting and kids to run here and there, I have not had much time to myself. I am here right now to remedy that...

I went to the World Quilt Show here in NH a week ago with my blogging friend turned friend in real life, Brenda. What a blast we had! One of the highlights for me was that Brenda taught me all about wool and I bought a ton of it. Mind you she out-bought me in the wool department ten to one. Love her! We got a bargain, too. These were big fat quarters of wool (18x30)and ranged from $3.50-$5 a piece which was far cheaper than anything else at the show. No doubt you will see some woolly creations from me soon!

In fact, my wool obsession is such that I bought this book from Amazon. It is so colorful and full of fun projects. I also pre-ordered Kaffe Fassett's latest book which comes out in about a week. I am super excited to get this one too.

Another exciting thing that happend was a lady from church, Pat, asked if I wanted her rubber stamp/craft collection. Of course I said yes! Once upon a time, long ago, I sold Stampin' Up and so I love stamping. Now Pat doesn't do things by halves. When she does a hobby she goes full steam ahead. Just look at what she gave me.... The Iris shelving was included! Each drawer is filled to the brim with stamps, glitters, powders, papers, envelopes, an embossing gun, you name it, it's in there. Plus she gave me a bunch of tins and baskets filled with ribbons - there are literally thousands of yards of ribbon. I will never have need to buy ribbon again. Any presents I give will be tied with so much ribbon that the recipents will need industrial strength scissors to cut it off! And that is not all of it. There are more bags full of stuff behind what you see. Not quite sure where it will all be going yet, but I will, of course, find a place.

Pat had made it clear that she was giving all these things to me for free, but feeling rather bad about that, I asked what I could do for her. She immediately said, "Make me a pie - I can't make pies"! Now making pies is something I can do. She had a fruit pie in mind, but I'm thinking a certain bacon and egg pie might be in order?!! And since we are going apple picking this week I think I could swing an apple pie too. I'll let you know how that goes....

Now last of all, I got my laugh for the day thanks to the great Quilt Taffy blog. I have little kids in my home who are more than a little fanatical about High School Musical, and they can't wait for the third one to come to the movies in October, so of course I had to copy Quilt Taffy and do one of these. I showed this to the kids today and they were literally rolling on the floor laughing!
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11 comments:

Kimonos and Sushi said...

You were certainly a lucky person to receive all that lovely stamping set from your friend Pat. I can't wait to see what you made the egg and bacon or the Apple Pie. I love Apple Pie I have one at least once a week. That wool looks great that you bought.

Mimi Sue said...

Love those HS Musical movies. The mister used to work with Zach Efrons dad. Our one claim to sort of fame...Mimi

upstateLisa said...

Your blog is looking lovely!!! Colors are great! Wow! Lucky girl to acquire all that stampin' goodness! Have fun! Cute video~!

quiltingcindy said...

It is nice to see you blogging! You must have thought it was Christmas with all the goodies you got from your stamping friend. The wool fat quarters are so pretty, I can't wait to see what you do with them.

craftydiane said...

WOW! How lucky are you?! I just love it when I receive something like that (which isn't very often)! It is like getting treasure! I definitely think two pies are in order. Love the fabrics in your quilt. It looks like slices of a pie! I bought that same Warm Fuzzies book this past Saturday! I just have to buy some wool now to go along with it!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

busy lizzie said...

Don't you just love people who are having a clear out?! Definately the Bacon and Egg Pie, coming from a one eyed Kiwi, but if you need a very nice Rustic Apple tart recipe I have one. I dont do pastry but its pretty easy. And I'm all for easy recipes!!!! Cheers Liz :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the wool. It is darling and the cupcakes are so cute in that book. I love books too much. Your project for the challenge looks so cute. Lovely post! The people that own stampin up are in my ward!

Carmen M. said...

Jo, be careful. You're going to get a collection like mine. You only have 30 more years to do it!
Keep on "dancing."

em's scrapbag said...

WOW!!! What a lucky girl you are. You must be living right. I love the wool. Have fun with all you stamps. Can't wait to see what you creat.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Look at all that loot you scored for 2 pies! :)

bingo~bonnie said...

WOW, what an awesome gift your frined Pam gave you! I'd say she just earned at least a bakers' dozen pies... maybe one a month at least!? Who knows maybe there will be another hobby she'll give up and if so she'll call you up.

very nice storage drawers! I'd love to have some clear see thru types like that... ~bonnie