Thursday, August 09, 2007

I’m about to head to work, but want to type a quick post. I got Chelsey's flight schedule mixed up, so she flew out yesterday. I worked a couple of hours yesterday morning and we hit the road. We did the typical teenage pit stop—--the Mall.
After we got her to the airport and watched her go through the metal detectors I told Eric we need to stay in Green Bay until she took off, but there was no point in staying at the airport.

So the next stop was Ben Franklin's, which had big signs about going out of business. I was really disappointed, but went in and checked things out. Everything was 30% off, and so I did a little fabric maintenance….

Their yardage pieces were on sale, but I didn’t purchase any.

Her plane was delayed on the ground for maintenance issues, so I told Eric we needed to stay in Green Bay—He says—“Mom, Why?!? What difference is it going to make?” So we headed to a quilt shop….Yes, he read a book in the car, but I went window-shopping. Lots of pretty quilts, lots of wishing was done… Then we headed home.

A great day I think….

Here are zinnias from my garden.

Here is a photo of labels and fabric squares that came in the mail and just the right moment from JuliannIt’s amazing how 7 pieces of fabric, no bigger that an index card can cheer up in a split second ..….Maybe it’s not the fabric…. Maybe it’s the Quilter behind the fabric….

Gratitudes:
Chelsey’s safety in traveling
Don’s safety in a maintenance outage at work
Shrimp for supper tonight

20 comments:

Beemoosie said...

sounds just like me and my son!!!! what a lovely bunch of fq's!!

Darlene said...

Great buys at Ben Franklin :-)

Love the flowers on the table :-)

Super giftee from a fellow quilter - it doesn't take much to put a smile on our faces and in our hearts, does it? Enjoy!

Sonnja said...

What a beautiful fabrics!
Kind Regards,

Sonnja

Carole said...

Great purchases! There's nothing like a sale to help decide on purchases! ;o) Love your flowers! I read you about fun mail! Quilters are special! Enjoy your goodies! Take care!

Libby said...

'fabric maintenance' I like the sound (and looks) of that *s*

San / Gypsy Quilter said...

What a fun adventurous day. And beautiful flowers!

Linda said...

Love the fabrics Mel, do you have plans for them? and the flowers are so sweet, nothing like fresh flowers from the garden.

Juliann in WA said...

Don't you hate it that you can't go to the gate with your loved ones anymore. I think that is the thing I most miss since 9/11.
Glad you liked the fabrics.

McIrish Annie said...

We used to have a Ben Franklin store in Raymond, NH where I lived 20 years ago. Didn't think that there were any of those stores left! It was a great place to find stuff you couldn't find anywhere else.

It was replaced by a Walmart :(

Glad Chelsey got off safely and Eric "survived" the quilt store! LOL

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Looks like you picked up some nice Fabrics at the sale, though I agree I hated when Ben Franklins started closing, I always liked that store, we had quite a few in Arkansas where I grew up...

Zinnias are pretty!!

Leigh said...

Great photos Mel. Love the fq's. It's always so wonderful to find a surprise in the mail.

Tazzie said...

Such lovely fabrics. You know, I would have had to stay in town too.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Gail said...

Is fabric maintenance anything like retail therapy? nice fabrics

Dawn said...

Hmm, I"ll have to ask a co-worker who used to work at Ben Franklin in Green Bay if that is the store she works at! Love your fabric maintenance

ancient one said...

Ben Franklin? The only one I ever visited was on Ronoke Island in NC. And that was years ago. Wonder if it is still there?

Shelina said...

You made such productive use of your waiting time. Those FQs from Ben Franklin look lucious! The labels are wonderful - now you have no more excuses to making sure all your quilts are labeled!

homemakerkate said...

Love the new fabrics! can you tell me more about the 365 challenge?

Patti said...

Your zinnias are so pretty! I didn't plant any this year and I really miss them !

Jeanne said...

Your flower bouquet looks so pretty on your table. Great fabrics, too.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is always nice to surround yourself with little bits of beauty to perk yourself up - the flowers are lovely. And, it is always nice to get unexepected surprises in the mail - those labels are great!

Cheers!

Evelyn