Thursday, February 16, 2012

Some days you just need a little pick me up

It is a drab and dreary day here on the east coast , ,if there is anything to be thankful for it is the mild temperatures but the fog , well I can live with out and hey it is Feb. we are not suppose to have this kind of weather .So why the title you may be asking , well this weather is not fun for me , my joints are not one bit happy today so movement is slow , however when Bill arrived home at lunch there was a package for me from Sunny of Quilting Dreams , she asked me a while back if I would be interested in some ribbons and lace for my crazy patch quilting and of course I said I would love to have some but I was not expecting this much , I mean wow !
They are all wonderful , what fun it will be to use these for lots of different things , I can certainly see these in landscape work , postcards and of course the crazy patch blocks so thank you Sunny for thinking of me , it brightened a gloomy day !!!
Remember my committment not to buy any fabric for this year , well I fell off the wagon yesterday :-(  , I didn't mean to buy any , really, I was going there to buy a quilt frame but how could I resist such fabulous prices and I did need some fabrics for a backing for two small quilts so that is my excuse and  I am sticking to it.  I forgot to take a picture of the frame but it is an oval quilt frame on a stand so now I can quilt small quilts by hand if I so desire ,I have wanted one for a long time and at only$10 it was a no brainer .Here is the fabric I did pick up, the prices were ,well, unreal to be honest , she had a basket of scraps that were $.25 for three or $.10 for one , these are decent size pieces of fabric , then her other fabric is $1 a meter , where can you get fabric for that price today ? This poor lady has some problems with her eyes and has to give up sewing and quilting which is the reason for her sale.
 The bottom three were each $2.50 and are well over the 2 mt. amount probably closer to three mts. .Oh I know are you wondering if I bought anything else , well yes, I did have a look at her books too , she had lots of wonderful books for sale at $4 for hardcover and $3 for soft cover and free quilt magazines.
Here are the two hard cover books I bought .
 They look like great books and for that price I just had to buy them even if I just look at them . So I didn't spend a fortune but I sure got a lot for my money , it was fun ,I was  just like a kid in a candy store ;-)Thanks Diane for letting me know about this sale , it sure was fun .
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day .
 hugs Sheila

14 comments:

  1. You had some wonderful purchases, Sheila and what a nice gift Sunny sent to you. I am certain you will put them to great use :)

    It's a dreary day here too and I'm looking forward to some sunshine.

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  2. You certainly did get a pick me up with all that fabric and books you got. What a bargain!!! They don't come around very often.
    The weather here is pretty dismal as well at the moment - grey and drizzly. Roll on the Spring.

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  3. it would be cruel to walk past bargains like that, especially if you will use them. Lucky you!
    Hope the weather is kinder to you.

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  4. Lovely gift from Sunny. I'm sure you'll find uses for it all. Fabric & books were a good bargain. Hugs,

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  5. great ribbons from Sunny... you will have fun with those... and wonderful bargains... it would be wicked to pass them up!! A bit sad that the seller is having to stop her stitching though...
    Hugz

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  6. That would pick me up for sure...

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  7. great buys there Sheila,those books look interesting.xx

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  8. Nice to see some sun on a gloomy day with your purchases and gifts of ribbons. I know you'll make some wonderful treasures!

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  9. What a wonderful package you received from Sunny....I know you will put it all to great use! And not a single one of us can blame you for buying up a few things at the sale...those were awesome bargains, for sure! I feel so badly for the poor lady that has to give up her sewing and quilting due to failing eyesight...that's so sad. But at least she's making sure that other sewing enthusiasts will enjoy what she no longer can!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  10. sorry to hear you are not feeling 100% right now ..... lucky you have some new goodies to look over and plan with. And a little extra fabric never hurt anyone I know you'll get it used up in no time.take care
    in stitches

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  11. I hope you can put the ribbons to good use - they were very sad sitting unused in a jar here. I hope you feel better soon - come on Spring!!

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  12. Wow you sure got some awesome bargains Sheila. The books look great. Lots of inspiration and craftiness in the making.

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  13. Nice deals!!! Sometimes that all you need! :-)

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  14. Great buys and I think all of us "fall off the wagon" once in a while :)

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