Monday, October 27, 2008

Books and Fabrics

Don't you just love when you find money!!!! Actually, this morning mom wanted me to go to Paintsville with her, so I was changing purses and I am sooooo bad to leave junk in them when I switch purses. So the one that I wanted to carry today, I had not used since right after Christmas of last year. So what did I find????? A Walmart gift card that I had gotten for Christmas last year with $25 on it!!! I was sooooooooooo pleased. So we went to Walmart and I went straight to the fabric. Now, I had not bought anything quilty for a few months, because of Richards job, so I was excited. They had a new "Quilt Of the Month" pattern out for November and I just LOVED the fabrics, so at $2 per yard, I was able to get enough to make the quilt!!! It felt great to get new fabric but it will be a while before I get to buy anymore!!




Later we went to the bookstore and I did actually spend cash there. I know the other was a gift card but, I'm talking actual cash. Like I said I had not bought anything for myself for a while so it felt good. The bookstore that we go to has new and used books, we trade our used books in for more used books so we always have plenty to read and it doesn't cost anything. But their new books are usually cheap. I bought 3 new quilting books for $10. Here they are! I really want to make the Biblical quilt and I love the colors that they used in the cover photo.






I had another wonderful day spending time with Mom, I just dread it when she leaves for work again. I think she leaves in a couple of weeks. :( She will have to work through Thanksgiving but will be home again for Christmas!!! I am going to cook Thanksgiving dinner here at my house this year and invite my sister to dinner. We usually have Thanksgiving dinner at mom's.

Hunter recieved a trophy for football today!!! He is so proud of it! Now he wants to fill his room with trophies! He has some from the horse shows but this is his first sports trophy!


I think I will sew tonight after everyone goes to bed! I have not had a chance to do any sewing today!!!!
Kristie

14 comments:

Lurline's Place said...

Nice retail therapy and congratulations to Hunter, too!
Hugs - Lurline.

Amelia said...

Kristie, I love those colors in the fabric...just might have to go check it out. I have such a stash already that I can't justify buying more but....

Those books look great. Is the bible quilt paper pieced like the ones you have been working on?

Congratulations to young son on his trophy win.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

What a great find and then to be able to purchase fabric with it. I absolutely love the new fabrics. Hunter looks so happy.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Ahhh shopping.... warms a girl's heart, lol. Your little guy is a cutie!

Chocolate Cat said...

Those fabrics are just so pretty. Fabric and book shopping, how much better could it get??

Gina said...

Love the picture of Hunter, and congratulations to him.
Well done on finding the gift card and I can't wait to see the quilts you make from the fabric and books.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carol VR said...

Hunter looks as though he's bursting with excitement. Congrats!!!!

The fabric looks wonderful and so much nicer when it's bought with FOUND MONEY.

QuiltedSimple said...

What a great feeling when you find money (or gift cards)! Love the fabrics and the books. And Hunter looks so proud - what a great job!
Kris

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Kristie, beautiful color choices and Hunter is so cute. I remember years ago my son being so proud when he got a trophy. You did good with your money, books and fabric. I'll be checking back to see what you make.
I'm so sorry about the dogs, believe me they will pay.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Moneik said...

Your new fabric is so pretty. It's always fun to find money we didn't remember having. Congrats to Hunter on his trophy.

em's scrapbag said...

I had a simalar experience today. It's always great to find unexpected treasures. Love your fabric. I have the Biblical quilt book also. It is very nice. Have fun sewing tonight.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

What a wonderful color in your fabric. The Quilted adventures book looks so exciting. looking forward to see you make something from this one

Guðrún said...

CONGRATULATIONS Hunter, please read this for him! I love your purchases.

Marilyn R said...

It is so much fun to find "lost" money. It looks like you found some great fabric too!