I went to the World Quilt Show here in NH a week ago with my blogging friend turned friend in real life, Brenda. What a blast we had! One of the highlights for me was that Brenda taught me all about wool and I bought a ton of it. Mind you she out-bought me in the wool department ten to one. Love her! We got a bargain, too. These were big fat quarters of wool (18x30)and ranged from $3.50-$5 a piece which was far cheaper than anything else at the show. No doubt you will see some woolly creations from me soon!
In fact, my wool obsession is such that I bought this book from Amazon. It is so colorful and full of fun projects. I also pre-ordered Kaffe Fassett's latest book which comes out in about a week. I am super excited to get this one too.
Another exciting thing that happend was a lady from church, Pat, asked if I wanted her rubber stamp/craft collection. Of course I said yes! Once upon a time, long ago, I sold Stampin' Up and so I love stamping. Now Pat doesn't do things by halves. When she does a hobby she goes full steam ahead. Just look at what she gave me.... The Iris shelving was included! Each drawer is filled to the brim with stamps, glitters, powders, papers, envelopes, an embossing gun, you name it, it's in there. Plus she gave me a bunch of tins and baskets filled with ribbons - there are literally thousands of yards of ribbon. I will never have need to buy ribbon again. Any presents I give will be tied with so much ribbon that the recipents will need industrial strength scissors to cut it off! And that is not all of it. There are more bags full of stuff behind what you see. Not quite sure where it will all be going yet, but I will, of course, find a place.
Pat had made it clear that she was giving all these things to me for free, but feeling rather bad about that, I asked what I could do for her. She immediately said, "Make me a pie - I can't make pies"! Now making pies is something I can do. She had a fruit pie in mind, but I'm thinking a certain bacon and egg pie might be in order?!! And since we are going apple picking this week I think I could swing an apple pie too. I'll let you know how that goes....
Now last of all, I got my laugh for the day thanks to the great Quilt Taffy blog. I have little kids in my home who are more than a little fanatical about High School Musical, and they can't wait for the third one to come to the movies in October, so of course I had to copy Quilt Taffy and do one of these. I showed this to the kids today and they were literally rolling on the floor laughing!
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