Wednesday, October 7, 2009

NOTES ON A WEDNESDAY MORNING

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I've got one item out of the way...cookbooks for the gals on my list. "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" will be released the end of the month, and I can't wait to get MY hands on it. Her web site is amazing, http://thepioneerwoman.com, and I know the gals who receive this book will be delighted.

And that's it as far as my shopping. We don't have a large gift list, and most of the younger people want gift cards or cash, so our shopping isn't real stressful. But I miss the shopping in a way. We'd go out in the evening, have a nice dinner, and then shop the mall. But I REALLY miss the days when shopping meant you were OUTSIDE, on the streets...going from store to store. You'd pass friends on the sidewalk, everyone bundled up against the crisp, cold night air, and you'd duck into a store just to warm up and find the most wonderful gift. Sadly those days are a thing of the past.

I'd like to have a quilt hanger for Christmas. Maybe two. That's about it. I'd ask for quilt fabric or books, but I have an amazing amount of them already, and truth be told....last night I was cleaning off my sewing room table and found the stack of receipts for my fabric ordering, and in glancing through them I found one for a kit I had totally forgotten I had! It's a beautiful applique pattern called "Tea Rose Garden"...and I haven't the foggiest idea where it is. I searched for about 15 minutes last night and didn't find it. Keep in mind that I have lots of plastic tubs with different fabric collections or kits in each one....all nicely labeled...and I didn't come across this particular one. So today that is my goal...find Tea Rose Garden! And then put my Winter White schnibble together. And start a wall hanging for my friend in SC. Can I get it done by Christmas? Hope so! LOL!

Oh, and I accepted Nicole's challenge to finish something I'd started and quit...known as a UFO in the quilting world, so that means I need to get back to working on that baby quilt. Baby is due next week, I think.

So, that's my day. How's yours going?

4 comments:

ELIZABETH said...

Thanks for the photos in the last post. Nice to see how your work all came together. That floral quilt at the top really had to have been my favourite from the show.

I have a few items tucked away for Christmas. I try and find small handmade unique items at craft shows during the year. My favourite so far are the hand carved mini mushrooms made of yew.

Good luck finding the lost Tea Rose G.

Just in case you didn't see it in my comments section I want to thank you for being so kind and thoughtful with the tropical jellies. * big grin *

Kathleen said...

The offer still stands to send you the jellies! Just let me know....

I found the Tea Rose Garden! All tucked away in it's little labeled bin. It was in a stack that was filled with bins of quilting supplies, craft supplies, etc. I just didn't bother to look there at first.

ELIZABETH said...

Missing you.

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