I did manage to hit a couple of killer sales this past week. Jo Ann's had their notions and such 50% off, so I stocked up on those. I went through the fabric section, and decided I didn't need to spend anything on that right now. I did get to pick out my own "gift" the other day....
I splurged and got myself some pretties;) I got my first set of Fiesta ware several years ago. I saw these and just had to have them;)
And a hostess set to go with it;) I don't think we will have company this year to use this stuff with, but I've decided to put it in my everyday use collection. If I saved them for a special occasion, I get to use them once a year;)
On to quilty stuff.....
Remember this monster???? I promised it my brother and his wife back in 2008.....yeah, well, it didn't get done.....until now.....
Now, I didn't quilt this myself. Remember when I posted my UFO list a couple of months ago? Well, I was approached by a fellow online quilter who had read that post. She offered to machine quilt any one of those on my list.....for free!!!! How cool and kind was that??? I had to read the email several times to make sure I was reading it right. Sure enough, after several emails back and forth, I picked out a project, got the goods together, went over possible quilt designs, and sent it off. She had it done and back to me in short order. I love it!! I've got half the binding on it. This thing is a monster. The reason it sat unfinished for so long is that it was too big for me to spread out in my apartment for one, and it was too big for me to quilt on my machine.
I say thank you to her, and I feel very grateful for such generous quilters as herself;)
I've got to get back to getting stuff done here. I'm hoping I will be able to post more often soon, but I am still here...quilting away;)