Well, my sister is here and boy have we spent the last two days shopping! We went to one of our very favorite quilt shops in the whole wide world called The Olde Green Cupboard. It 's been selected as one of the top 20 quilt shops for a certain magazine that totally drops from my brain at this moment. It's not only a quilt shop with the most tasty fabric but also the neatest things for our homes. I just love it there! Then we had lunch at Chili's..... YUMMO.......... then went to a neat place called Sugar Bears that is an antique/thrift mall. It was set up for Valentines day with lots of red and PINK..... the best color ever created! I snatched up these winners:
The pictures are horrible I know and I'm sorry but check out the deals! The long pink tray was like $5.oo, the white stoneware bowl was $14.75 with 40% off which made it $8 and then the cook book........... to die for! It has the sweetest recipes and pictures too! Whoever was selling it put the darn price tag sticky thing on the cover so when the lady was ringing it all up......... she tore some of the book! Could have died ......... but didn't. I brought it home and steamed off the rest and salvaged as much as I could. Kills me. Anyhoo, here's a little pic of one page...... I don't have the energy to scan it now. I'm going to find the perfect place for it in my kitchen...... or maybe Amelia's little "chitchen".
Tomorrow, I'm having all the girls over for a "Crafter-noon". My Mom, sisters Jerri-Lynn & Debi, and niece Marla will be over all day enjoying each others company and crafting up a storm. I know that Debi and Marla will be cutting out their quilts they plan to make......... my Mom will be knitting or crocheting, Jerri will be working on her Sun Bonnet Sue quilt and me........ I'll be trying to get organized enough to begin sewing Amelia Claire's quilt for her bedroom. It's all Aunt Grace's fabrics in the fun patch pattern that I've reduced to about half it's size. What was I thinking?
I know what I was thinking .......... I hope to catch a peek at my girl looking at all of the cute little fabrics I've carefully picked out for her. I made sure to get lots of flowers, kittens, ducks, anchors, little girls, bears, puppies and way too many more to list. She's my sweetie sugar pie and she's growing up way too quickly for my liking. My boys are huge and talking with voices they were not born with ........... my Coley is taller than me now and I'm 5'8". He'll be 14 in May and if I may say so myself......... he's getting to be quite the handsome fella! Mr. Kavin is catching up to his big bro ..... I mean on his heels catching up. I look back at the past 10 years or so and miss the little guys they used to be. It's like they were here and now there gone. Miss them much.
Anyhoo........ here is a picture of Amelia stringing almost dried out Spaghetti noodles between her fingers and counting them as she goes.