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Monday, August 07, 2017

A busy Summer Weekend...

It was another busy, busy summer weekend and while some of it was quilting related, most was not.

I started my long weekend with a FART (fabric acquisition road trip) to the city to get the black for my latest doll cat quilt. When I got to Ivy Thimble, with my samples in hand, I realized it was a dark blue. Silly me. I bought the fabrics I needed for the doll cat quilt and a few other FQs for my woodsmen quilt and a couple oranges for my temperature quilt. I found out today that the weather peeps are saying that August is going to be below normal temperatures. Maybe I should have found more oranges...

Next stop was Patricia's Fabric House for a couple more woodsman fabrics. This is only the 2nd or 3rd time I've been to this store but I finally figured out why they ask if I'm on the mailing list. I told her no but lifted the coupons I had printed from their website. 10% off. Woohoo!!!

Next was The Bobbin Case, a Bernina dealer. I picked up a few quilting rulers, as opposed to piecing rulers. The lady in the store didn't understand what I meant - what do you guys calling quilting rulers?

At Joanne's I bought a new Ott light - my old one was ~20 years old and recently kicked the bucket. I used it daily for hexies and I really needed one ASAP. This one is LED and almost too bright compared to the old one...shows you how technology changes.

I got home just in time to turn around and go to hexie club. We close the store so I check out the girls with their new purchases and then I needed to do hexie paper inventory to place an inventory this week.

Saturday was our annual Fire Department golf tournament. I am in charge of registration, raffles and all things money. When I have some down time it's all about the hexies!!

1 ticket / $2
3 ticket / $5

Sunday afternoon was spent at the 145th annual Pioneer Picnic, helping mom sell ice cream and quilt raffle tickets. The quilt proceeds go to the new roof/siding fund for the Castile Historical House. You know, where I am VP. Hmm...my hand in the money again. Did you sense a trend?

Anyway...the rest of the weekend was spent with me sitting and stitching. I could really use a nap...but I need to finish getting ready for the fair to start on Saturday and as soon as that is over the following weekend I can start working on school taxes. Hmm...more money!




10 comments:

Julierose said...

Love that maroon center with the green hexies...
You were busy for sure; did you get the table Ott light or floor model?
hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

My goodness, you did have a full weekend--and so much of it involves money!
Wish you could take care of my finances and my Mom's. Not my favorite things to do, but somebody has to. :)
Very striking colors in this hexie project!
Did we ever get a final count on how many hexie projects you have going?

Susie Q said...

one day that LED light will be perfect. I feel so lucky that LED lights have arrived about the time my eyes need better light.

Pamela said...

You are really busy! I don't know how you have time to do so many hexie projects!

Vireya said...

The quilting rulers are confusing. Sometimes I've heard them called templates, but that could still lead to confusion because there are stencil-type quilting templates as well. I think you just have to say something like, "Not cutting rulers, quilting rulers" and hope that gets the message across. Actually I don't have this problem in shops, as none of the shops near me sell quilting rulers. I've bought all mine online, where the issue doesn't arise!

Jo said...

I call mine free motion quilting rulers. It's an area that is getting more known though.. hope you ended up with a good nights sleep after that hectic weekend.

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margaret said...

sounds like a great way to spend some pennies. Re the rulers presume they are the ones that guide you whilst quilting, are they the westalee ones, thinking about checking them out at the quilt show on friday though it will take more than a ruler to make my quilting good! Glad you had time for more hexies and best of luck with the fair

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

FART is new quilt term for me--will have to share that one with my quilting buddies--they will get a kick using that term

Chantal said...

Lovely projects and sounds like you had a successful FART! That one always makes me laugh.