Sunday, July 30, 2006

Road Trip and Stash Challenge

Whew! This has been a basic no-quilt weekend! Did have a BOM session at the lqs on Saturday morning, and did buy 11 fat quarters at 15% off for the baby quilts and Briana's quilt, but didn't get to touch them since. Jackie, my quilting buddy, and I went to Mary's Market (local cafe/sandwich shop), for a great salad afterwards, then went on an adventure to Steph's house in Wisconsin. (I say adventure because we took a new to us route and found that even though it added about 10 minutes to the normally hour trip, it was such a peaceful drive -- no I-90 backup at the toll booth, no crazy drivers, just a nice 2-lane trip with little traffic.) Anyway -- picked up dear 2½ yr old grandson, AJ and brought him home with us. We did come back I-90, but the traffic going into Illinois from WI isn't bad -- it's everyone trying to escape Illinois that is crazy! vbg
Dropped Jackie off at home, took AJ home, then went to dinner with "Papa" and AJ at a nice "hip" restaurant in Byron that is owned by current Byron Fire personnel and is housed in the original firehouse of Byron and of course is decorated with fire hoses, fire hats and coats, pictures of trucks, dalmation dogs on the bar separating the eating area from the bar area, etc. Eye candy for AJ, I can tell you! The name of the place, btw, is The Fifth Alarm! Got home, settled down for an hour of playing, then bath time and by 8:30, AJ was in bed without a peep and slept til 7:30 this morning! I, on the other hand did not sleep much so took a nap this afternoon after Mom came and took AJ home!

Now, if you're still with me -- here's the FQ's I bought yesterday:


And, I just read Vicky's August challenge to us Stashers and have decided to accept the challenge. I hope to get by with my stash now for this next month and not add to it in any way. I think I have enough brights/kids prints to finish two baby quilts and probably Briana's twin quilt and I certainly don't need any other fabric. I am seriously thinking of picking up some punch needle stuff and trying my hand at that though!

11 comments :

Linda_J said...

What fun pieces of fabric you have there and on sale no less.

That's one way to not buy any fabric in August--switch to a different craft, LOL.

Seriously though I have the punch needle set but haven't tried it yet and just ordered a book as an early bday present--which is in August. Round robin purchases, she said were okay and the rest of the rules were pretty loose Two books should be enough of a bday present.

Screen Door said...

Love the brights!!! Stay cool tomorrow. It's suppose to hit 100 degrees here in the great lakes...
Melanie

quiltpixie said...

what wonderfully bright fabrics. I love the bumblebees -- such a bright pick me up in anything I'm sure :-)

ForestJane said...

That yellow on the top would make a cute jar for a bug jar quilt. :)

Shelina said...

Those are fun pretty fabrics and will make a nice kid quilt.

EileenKNY said...

Babies love bright colors, so the quilts coming from those fqs should hit the mark.

Dawn said...

Oh you got some great new FQs! What fun! And what a great weekend you had!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I especially like your pink fabrics
Lynn

Bonnie said...

It sure is fun picking up fat quarters. I especially like the polka dot one in front.

Vicky said...

Great fabric! And the restaurant sounds like a lot of fun!

Good for you for joining us in August! We'll be better people because of it! Or at least that's what I'm telling myself!

))HUGS((

Hanne said...

Lovely fabrics. I am sure we will enjoy August challenge together !