I feel like I was barely home for the last two days. On Thursday I drove into North Little Rock to meet my daughter for lunch and shopping. We went to a Greek place, my son-in-law wanted to come to lunch too so he joined us for short while then he went his way and my daughter and I spent the day wandering from shop to shop. Mel is the “queen” of bargan shopping. She loves going through the “Good Will” type of stores and can find bargains like you wouldn’t believe. She has a jacket that she bought last week at a store called Savers (a used clothing store) that still had the tags on it – it was brand new and someone donated it – the tag said it was $320.00 from Saks Fifth Avenue and she got it for under $10. a really nice black short jacket. We didn’t find any deals like that on Thursday – I thought I found a good one for a short while a really good pair of jeans that I know sells at $80 and they only wanted $5 and didn’t look like they had even been worn but they were too big and I am not good at altering jeans :( I did find a new pair of Capri’s on sale at Belks for $4.98 marked down from the original $40 – I grabbed those after I tried them on and they fit!
On Friday I went to the all day quilting group a combination of three different quilting/sewing groups were there. But it rained and rained and I think a combination of weather and sickness kept some people home so we topped off at 10 people. Because of that we did all of our sewing in the small room and used the big room next door to lay out all of the quilts to see what people had.
I don’t have names of who made what but here are some of the quilts:
#3, I love this wild looking print of the black, red and white. this one just needs the binding on it now.
#4 another of the same type of design – a lot of times the Friday morning group all work on the same pattern and change little bits here and there to suit them.
#5, this is a mystery quilt that some of the ladies have been working on – I believe there were two more being made at the tables while we were sewing but I didn’t get photos.
#6 – the work area as you can see from the sewing machines. We ordered pizza and went into the large room next to us to eat. If we had a larger group we would have set up in that room instead or over flowed into it. My stuff is in the lower right hand corner. I brought my little featherweight machine with me and worked on the final 20 blocks for the Bow Tie Medallion. Glad to report that I am finished with those blocks – now I just need to square them up a little. Featherweights are quite popular it seems (I wonder why ) one on both sides of me although one was still in it’s box, I wish I would have remembered to take a photo – she had a pretty lime green painted one.
All of the blocks stuffed in my box – I sure hope I have counted right and they are all here!! I do not want to cut more but I’m glad to say I still have a little bit of fabric leftover.
All in all it was a good day but I can’t sit and sew all day, my back was killing me by 2 and I was getting stiff, I excused myself and went and got my grocery shopping done as the rain had stopped and got them home and plenty of time to stretch out a bit before we went out to supper.
Today it is working around the house and yard with Mike and I do not know if I will even touch any sewing until this evening!
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes and happy birthday to those of you who share the same day or very near to it!