Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday Musings

Yesterday we bid a fond farewell to our temporary house guest, Miss Fiona, the stray dog who's owner, Marla, was visiting her elderly grandmother in New Mexico.

Oh, the joy and rapture of their reunion was priceless! Miss Emma Lynne, my own dear lady black labrador, seemed sorry to see her playmate go.

They sure were funny together!

As for  me, I'm recovering nicely from this heavy chest cold, but I still cannot smell or taste anything.
Felix's always-delicious home made pizza was lost on me. I think that I could taste the pepperoni.

I did go downstairs and sew a little bit on my Starstruck quadrants. Link.

And, of course, I sewed some of the bonus triangles into a pinwheel block.

Sunday was the last day of the three day "Yard Sale" at Keepsake Quilting's retail store and I did NOT want to miss it.

After all, I had this cool 3rd Place Prize of a $50 gift certificate from their Quiltfest Celebration back in August.

This is my quilt that won. Thank you all for voting for me!

When I got there, there were a bazillion bolts at which to poke through and gape.

It was such fun to wonder which ones to choose!

My personal preference for Civil War reproduction fabrics helped me to filter the choices.

But there was a pretty floral here and there that jumped into my armload of selected bolts.

Soon I had brought 12 bolts to the cutting desk!

With all my discounts for the sale, plus the gift certificate, I wrote a check for $9.50!!! Whoo hoo!!

Now if I can just convince my outdoors-only kitties that it is safe to come back home because Miss Emma Lynne loves them.

Linking up to Em's Scrapbag. Link.

Linking up to Love  Laugh Quilt. Link.

And to Oh, Scrap! Link.

Stay well and sew on!


maggie fellow said...

really enjoyed the post - although I am envious of your shopping adventure

cityquilter grace said...

wow...quite a haul...and nearly free too...that is always good! so sorry to hear your illness is lingering...gotta get well quick before winter strikes! hoping the fabric fumes will do the trick...should be here as the temps are 80s all week...too warm for germs to linger!

Just Another Quilter said...

Just soo envious of your ability to stop in to a store I "stalked".

Love the furry pictures

Janet O. said...

Oh, bummer to have a good homemade pizza and not be able to taste it!
I'm sure Miss Emma misses her friend--they look cute together. : )
What fun to make a haul like that and only pay $9.50!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Gotta love a deal on fabric! Hope you get to feeling better real soon :)

Miaismine said...

Your pinwheel block is beautiful! I love pinwheels and fall colors! What a haul for only $9.50! Your prizewinning quilt is so lovely! Congratulations! Feel better soon!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Well, I am certainly glad to hear you are well enough to shop! But then we would all have to be on death's door to pass up a big sale! Stay well.

Cathy said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Gosh that pizza looks so yummy...too bad you had to miss out on the taste of the epicurean delight. You probably can't taste chocolates very well either...darn!

Is a bazillion more than a gazillion? I'm trying to figure out how much you had to narrow down your fabric choices from all those bolts. Ah, to be so lucky! But you (and your quilt) were definitely a worthy recipient of the gift certificate.

How's Sunny Lanes coming along in those cw fabrics? Mine is creeping up farther to the top of the piles!

em's scrapbag said...

I love the scrappy feel of you blocks! Congrats on winning the gift certificate. Looks like you had fun shopping.

gayle said...

Woohoo! That's some mighty fine loot you got with your prize money! And it'll probably end up in a quilt that will win you even more! 8)
Glad you're feeling better, but hope your smell and taste come back soon. There's a ton of chocolate out there waiting to be enjoyed!

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