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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Economic Stimulus Package, Gifts, Awards

Ya'll I have been so excited to stay at home today and out of this horrible wind that it's 3:30 and I'm still in my pajamas! I do plan to take a shower soon and put on clean pajamas. Don't you just love days like that?

This Rodeo Clown fabric is some I found at the quilt shop in Quitman, Texas. I just loved it but they only had 2 fat quarters. Of course, I bought both! I think I can get 4 of these squares (not all are the same) out of each fat quarter and together with some other cowboy fabric and some basic solids I think I can make a pretty cute kid's quilt.

These are the things I bought at The Lone Star Quilt Shop in Arlington, Texas. There's a cute wool Halloween pattern, a great big tote bag pattern, a really cute rag quilt pattern, and a small wallhanging wool kit.

Of course I also found a couple of books and two pieces of fabric. This was my contribution to the Economic Stimulus Package!

I recently participated in a Valentine Swap and got this wonderful scarf and matching covered buttons from Harley at Koala Fuzz. I forgot to take a picture of the other side but it's made from Moda squares and in wonderful colors! Harley says she is fairly new to sewing but I think if she's new at it she's definitely a natural! Won't this be fun to wear?

And look at this cute Attitude of Gratitude Award I got from Grammy Staffy at Grammy's News. She says I take lemons and make lemonade. To tell the truth, I love lemons with salt and I love lemonade so it's a win/win situation for me. :) Just kidding, of course, but my personal philosophy leans towards the glass half full side rather than the glass half empty.


Lori said...

I have the Americana Rag Quilting book too. It's one of those "someday" books. You know the kind....someday I'll get around to making something out of it. I love the rodeo clown fabric. How cute!

Amelia said...

We are big bull riding that fabric would be something I would be interested in finding...will keep my eyes open.

Everyone needs a "relax" day - so staying in your pj's can be good...a time to energize the body and spirit.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh I just love that scarf. It is so graceful and lovely!

BarbCarol said...

I have a fabric with the same blue background with horseshoes and horse heads. If you think you can use it, I'll send it to you. I got it years ago when my granddaughter was into horses. Now, she's 16 and horses are way at the bottom of her list. I can't come up with a use for the fabric.

Michelle said...

Oh, you lucky girl! Such beautiful treasures!

Unknown said...

You are so deserving and so blessed...I am hoping to go to the fabric store this weekend....praying and hoping...hoping and praying.

I look forward to seeing what you create.

Cindy said...

It was fun to see your purchases and I like your stimulus package better than Obama's!

Angie said...

I love nosying in on other people's shopping!
love, Angie, xx

Karen said...

The Cotton & Ewe book looks like something I would like. Isn't quilt shop shopping fun?!!