Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Tuesday morning—early, very early. But I like the quiet at home and at work early in the morning. It kind of gives you time to ease into the day. No quilting last night. Chelsey’s Spanish class is going to Mexico and there was a meeting on it. Don told her she had to pull B’s in order to go. This is her 3rd year, and even the teacher has seen a difference in her, she’s making A’s. So a deal is a deal. She wanted to go last year, but mentally AND financially, one kid in a foreign country at a time…..

I haven’t talked about my quilt shop trip 10 days ago. I went to ‘My Favorite Quilt Shop’ in Green Bay. That’s its name. It’s small, but it also sells antiques and is a framing shop so there are framed prints throughout. A neat place. I bought this fat quarter bundle.
It’s by Whimsicals called Grandma’s Garden. Chelsey and I were leaving and we saw this pattern for covered journals. It was too cute. We studied it carefully and decided I didn’t need the pattern. I could make it without it. Then the next day I wished I had bought it. If I tried to make it without the pattern I would waste $10.00 worth of stuff and lots of time to save $7.00 for the pattern. So, I called the shop and they mailed it to me.
It’s by Hedgehog quilts—Wrap it to Go. It’ll be great for several people I want to remember for Christmas…just because. That is what the fabric bundle will be used for. It takes 3 fat quarters for each cover.

Gratitudes:
1. Blankets on cool nights.
2. Pumpkins
3. Headlights lighting my way to work in the morning.

23 comments:

Tazzie said...

I love the fat quarters, and the journal pattern too. They would definitely make lovely gifts.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Cathi said...

Lovely photo of the fabric and gorgeous autumn forest in the background.

The journal covers are great gift idea too!

Anonymous said...

Love your pictures...nice fabric and book cover...have a good week..Toni

Rabbit Stitchings said...

The journal cover is very pretty...I agree what a nice gifty that would make! mmmmm thinking...

Your fat quarters bundle was very pretty...nice colors...

Norma said...

I love that journal pattern. What a great idea for Christmas presents!

Libby said...

That's a pretty happy looking bundle you have there. I'm going to have to investigate the journal covers -- I have some gifts that need to be made and another pin cushion just won't do *s*

Clare said...

Love the FQ's, specially the stripes and are those butterflies?

Lovely covers.

McIrish Annie said...

The picture of the FQ's?? is that your view from the backyard with all those beautiful trees??!!! I am soooo jealous. What a great view on fall morning.. love the journal covers! might make those for my nieces for xmas..

Fiona said...

The journal covers are nice - and big, too. They will make a good practical and pretty present.

Hedgehog said...

I had no idea there was a Hedgehog Quilts! I'll have to find a few of her patterns!! Thanks for the tip. Beautiful background in your photo!

Dawn said...

Oh that journal cover is really great the way it wraps around. I've never seen one like that! And I love the colors in the picture!

Wow, lucky chelsea! I hope she has a great time!

Gail said...

I like that journal cover, I may have to get that pattern, thanks for sharing it with us.

Carol said...

Wonderful journal cover...lucky people on your gift list :)

Anonymous said...

forget the fat quarters - the trees in the background are AWESOME!

Mary said...

Very cute cover for the journal. You'll have to tell us how easy they are to make once you've done one.

Mrs. Moody said...

I want that pattern! Looks like something either my girl scouts could do or that I could do for my tutoring group at school.

Shelina said...

Takin a trip to Mexico would certainly raise the incentive to learn Spanish. Good for you for providing it. I'm sure it is a trip she will treasure forever.
The journal is so beautiful. You are right, it would make a lovely gift. I might just have to make myself one. For practice of course.

EileenKNY said...

Mel,
I think it's great that Chelsey goes with you on your quilty shopping trips. Keri asks for garlic to wear around her neck whenever we get near a quilt shop, lol.
I like that journal cover, but nobody I know keeps journals, not even me!
Congratulations to Chelsey on her As. Hope she likes Mexico.

Judy said...

Looks really neat! I can see how it might seem simple looking, but the pattern makes it super easy with no thought!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

The nice thing about not buying something right when you see it - is the great thrill when you actually do get it! Great pattern - it will make some nice presents for sure!
Cheers!

Evelyn

Finn said...

Hi Mel, sounds like you are keeping busy, as usual..*VBS* What a neat pattern idea and equally neat FQ pieces to use. I do think items like that have so much potential. Could be chrismas fabric, or 4th of July or dalmations or sewing notions..something for every one..and I'll bet who ever gets them will love them. Hugs, Finn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, love the journals and the light/trees in the background on the fat quarters. I love great light and great projects. Have fun.

Laura said...

Awesome journal pattern! I grew up next door to the Whimsical gals, they are still as nice today as they were 30+ years ago!