Saturday, January 07, 2012

Retail Therapy to Cure a Cold?

A head cold that began on Tuesday night while we were at the movies seeing "War Horse" (save your money) settled in for real on Wednesday morning, putting me out of work and home at rest for three days. I slept and slept and slept and sipped peppermint tea and took assorted drugs and by Friday night believed that the worst of it had passed and I was, indeed, fit to participate in a fabric outing with the Executive Committee on Saturday.

I'm still collecting scraps of fabric with people for a crumbs project and was delighted to find nurses, chefs, and Elvis today and bought a FQ of each.  I know at one point there was a line of fabric with Scarlett and Rhett on it and I'd love to get some scraps of that -- if anyone has any of it -- or any other distinctive fabrics with people including The Grinch -- and would like to trade for scraps of the above, Alice, or some other "peopley" fabrics, please write and we'll see if we can do business together.  Seriously.

After a satisfying lunch at TDFKAZ, the four of us went to indulge in the 30% off sale at Burkholders and I bought the people shown above and the fabrics to the left. To my credit, I did not buy anything I did not need to complete a project -- the Kona bone will be for Brian and Erin's quilt, the pink for the brown and pink bowties, the blue as a binding and also the red on brown (isn't it gorgeous!) and the two pink prints will be made into belts for a couple of people. In fact, one has already been made and will be gifted tomorrow. We apparently charmed the big guy in suspenders at Burkholder's, because each of us found an extra bit of fabric or a free pattern in our bag upon leaving! The only thing on my list that I didn't find there was D-rings for the belts, but I was able to pick them up at Sauder's.

I always have a wonderful time with Judy, Helen, and Honna, and today was no exception. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch (in particular the 7-layer cake with four forks), laughed a lot, sang a little, and pondered Great Issues, even reaching some conclusions.

And now it is time for some hand-binding (photos tomorrow, perhaps) of a table runner gift for a friend, in front of a Netflix with Himself. And perhaps a bit more peppermint tea. Life is lovely.


Pat said...

Sounds like a lovely time (an not a single germ) was shared by all. You had a beautiful day for a ride! The fabrics are wonderful -- that pink/lime is a knock out.

Janet O. said...

Fun to lunch with friends that make you laugh and enjoy! I just wish my friends that do that for me were also quilters.
I have Some Seuss fabric and the Grinch is one of the characters. Do you want some with the other characters, too--like the Cat in the Hat, Horton, the Lorax? I don't have a lot of novelty fabrics, but I do also have the Peanuts characters in some Christmas fabric and I have a small piece that has Strawberry Shortcake. You are welcome to any of it. Let me know what you want.

Tanya said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been under the weather. I'm afraid all I have in fabrics is cats!

Kathie said...

sounds like a fun day! I love shopping there! that pink is beautiful I would have bought the rest of the bolt!

Denise in PA said...

Glad you are feeling better. And, I think it was wise to rest up to feel well enough to go on the trip - priorities you know!! Nice haul o:)

Kathy said...

I have Oz people

Kathy said...

I have Oz "people"!

Kathy said...

HEY! I don't know how that posted twice!