Friday, August 17, 2012

Wanda's Gift and Humble Pie Votes Please!

My dear friend Wanda, who still machine pieces after two major stokes left her paralyzed on one side of her body, is an absolute inspiration to me! I keep sending her precut strips because rotary cutting is very difficult for her. Now look at the sweet little log cabin quilt that she has sent me as a thank-you gift.
THANK YOU WANDA!!!!! You make me so proud of your indomitable quilting spirit! The example you set for all of us is to never give up on what we love.

I love it!
As I posed for Felix to take this picture, guess who decided to join me? Why, Raven, of course!
And yesterday, two of the Sew & Sews group and I made the trek up to Meredith, New Hampshire to visit a lady who must downsize and was selling fabric. It was a complete bust. The eight huge tubs of fabric were 100% upholstery fabrics! Beautiful silk duponi but not for quilting. Then there was a sudden and violent downpour!

I had fun on the adventure but I wasn't gonna drive all the way up to Meredith without popping in on The Mothership, a.k.a. Keepsake Quilting, which is just next door in Center Harbor.
Budget money is tighter now that gasoline prices are back up to almost $3.75 per gallon, so I only shopped the Outlet Store.
There was tons of great stuff to pick from and I looked for Civil War shirtings or neutrals. So much to love here!
I found two Jo Morton's and bought one yard each at $6 and $7 respectively and got a couple of nice yard and a half remnants for $11 each also.
 This lady was shopping for 25 cent-a-piece scraps from the bin and I joined her for $5 worth of Christmasy reds.
The brown generic 5" charm packs had been $5 each, but were on sale for 25% off, so I bought four of them. That's $1.25 off each one, yippee!

I also "scored" this week on an Ebay auction for some Civil War fat quarters. Thirteen FQ's for $17.74 plus $5.75 shipping. Wow, that's a bargain!
Aren't they just elegant? And all this stuff is just perfect for that Snowball & Nine-Patch that I started a few days ago! Yeay!
Lastly, I 'd like to invite you, no, implore you, no, BEG you, to please vote for me in the Quilter's Gallery contest this weekend! It is a virtual quilt show and I entered my Humble Pie quilt:
You get to vote for 5 different quilts and here is the link:



tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Aqui onde moro está tão frio que invejei sua foto...não o seu presente lindo.Claro que vou lá votar para você.Belos tecidos e preços você conseguiu.E por último não menos imortante,gasolina em qualquer lugar do mundo tem reclamação de preço,no Brasil não é diferente,tem que economizar em outras coisas para andar de carro e comprar tecidos por exemplo.Boa Sorte.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Já votei em sua colcha.Beijo.

cityquilter grace said...

consider it done vic, and wow, what a civil war haul on ebay! not to mention the mother ship...tee hee. if i weren't going to lancaster i would definitely take a trip over there but i must, simply must avoid it...still waiting on my black & whites to arrive....nice new stash for both of us!

Kathleen said...

Hey Vic,
I voted for you. It's a beautiful quilt and so is the log cabin that you received.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Auntie Em said...

The link you posted didn't work for me. (I think you need to remove the letter "k" at the end.)

Anyhow, I persevered until I found the right page and you got my vote.

Good luck!

Helen in the UK said...

I'm envious of all those great neutrals you keep finding!!
I voted and found a few other entries by quilters whose blogs I follow too! Fun :)

Glady said...

Wow, Vic, you found some great fabric at Keepsake. I like your picture of the porch. Thanks for sharing your day with us - happy quilting.

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