Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday Doings . . .

First off I got busy cutting out some more shapes for my purple quilt . . . you can’t have purple without yellow – can you?DSC04489Next I got to looking for something on my bookshelf and made a surprising discovery.   DSC04498

Probably about thirty years ago . . . way back when I was just a little gal . . . our local school closed and we were allowed to choose some books that were no longer needed.  So this morning when I was going through my bookshelf I pulled one copy of this book from the top shelf and thought to myself that I had another book in that series on one of the other shelves, so pulled that one out and there they were – two of the same!  I have one page marked because it has my mother’s favorite poem in it - “If You Meet a Fairy” and then I flipped through the other book and found my Dad’s name written on page 7 – obviously written by a youngster.  I checked the published dates and they were 1934, 1935 and 1936, so I’m thinking that the one was my Dad’s reader when he was in school.  I had no idea!  Still doesn’t explain two copies though and why I have never had them side by side before – strange. DSC04497I then got busy marking some more of these lines on my blue 1/2-square triangle quilt . . . just a bit more and it will be perfect.

Next was a quick cruise through the internet to look at some pricing on Moda fabric.  I also found this very interesting and thought I’d pass it on to everyone.  For example:  if I’m looking for Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey where would I find the best everyday price – not sale price, but everyday yardage price.  I was surprised and I hope you will be also.  So if you’re a Moda freak like me, and want to get the best price when you’re shopping, then check out which one of these quilt shops is giving you the best price . . .

Hancocks of Paducah

Fat Quarter Shop

 Crazy Quilt Girl Fabric 


I also have the pattern for this next block of the

A Tisket, A Tasket BOM 

all ready to get started on.  This is the second last block of the Bunny Hill block of the month project and I’m really liking the way this is all coming together.  Can’t wait to see it with all the sashing and borders on it.  This has been soooooooooooo much fun to work on all year – I can’t believe it’s almost a year since we started this!

I already have my BOM chosen for 2010 . . . but that will probably get added to when all the new ones start hitting blogland in January.

I am planning for a few vacation days later this week and hope to be working on a whole bunch of projects that need bits and pieces done to them.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and your week is looking rosie . . .

‘til next time,


1 comment:

Myra said...

Can't use purple without Yellow! I agree! 8-)
Those books are really in good shape! Funny you've got 2 of the same! 8-)
Love the Tisket/Tasket BOM! I am hoping to make day... 8-)
Am I reading this right, you are going to host a BOM in 2010, or you've found one online that you will take part in?
Have some great days off and see you Saturday!