Wednesday, April 18, 2007


A Fun, Fun Day! Playtime in the City!!!!!!

I had to take a friend to the airport this morning so I decided that this would present a day of playtime with me, myself and I. We reside approximately 40 – 45 miles away from the airport and with all our traffic it can be a trek. I figured if I was going to “trek into the city”, as my DH says, then I would take full advantage and visit a couple of quilt stores that I seldom get to. I was giddy with anticipation! LOL

I had a wonderful day! Two quilt stores and some fun treasures and treats. You’ll notice a new book called Feedsacks, a jelly roll pattern, a pin cushion pattern, a Sunshine Jellyroll with some border print (still need to purchase some fabric for inner borders), a cool ruler to cut circles, a desperately needed package of Triangles on a Roll and fat quarter with some pretty pink flowers. I skipped happily to my car when I left both quilt stores. LOL

Then I stopped by Barnes & Noble and picked up Jennifer Chiaverini’s newest novel, The Quilter’s Homecoming. I love her books and wait anxiously every Spring for a new one. I skipped happily to my car, again.

And, when I got home I had a package from Honeysuckle Cottage in AU with two Red Brolly (Bronwyn Hayes) patterns and A Quilter’s Journey package of patterns by Leanne Beasley.


The final topper to the day - my DH took me out to dinner!

Thank you!!!

I try very hard not to post about personal challenges however Monday was one of the worst days I’ve had in a very long time and I needed to vent. Thank you for allowing me to vent; for your kind words and all the “cyberhugs”. Blogging has really become a very important part of my day, as I’ve “met” so many wonderful friends. So, thank you!

I will go to bed tonight with a happy heart!!! :-)

27 comments:

Carole said...

:o( I can't see pictures! boo, hoo!

Vicky said...

I can't see the second picture. Probably blogger being contrary again!

Have a good rest tonight, Darlene. I hope you skip happily to bed!!

(Hugs)

cher said...

love all your table topper quilts and thanks for posting how you do them-loved the goodies you treated yourself with-and happy to listen to venting...aren't bloggers the best!
really enjoyed your basket blocks too-you are quite accomplished!

Nadine said...

Yepeeee ! I'm soooo happy you had a nice and funny day, dear ! You were absolutely right to treat yourself, and you made the cutest. + packages of happiness, just on the right day, and dinner for two ?>>>>>> Splendid !
There's always an angel above quilters 'heads !

Biiiig hugs & smiles !
NADINE

ps : no problem at all with venting : that's what friends are for, too !

joyce said...

Is there anything better than a trek somewhere with quilting stores at the end? Glad you had a nice time.

Juliann said...

look at all those goodies you got -I am especially envious of the patterns from Australia - how fun - glad you are feeling better

Doodlebug Gail said...

What pretty things you bought and what fun to get out and play ... you need that time and I'm glad you got it. Hugs.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Wonder if you could use that circle cutter to mark baptist fans? I'm thinking heavily about trying some handquilting again, lol.

Are you going to do the 354 journal? It's very cool, and I'm sure impressed with the marker she's using!

Glad you had a better day! You ain't so bad yourself girlfriend!

Linda said...

What yuumy purchases. Did you see that Leanne's designs and books will be in the US within the next 8 weeks, can't wait. But back to you, so glad you had a wonderful day, shopping is such good therapy, and what a wonderful hubby you have taking you out to dinner. Sounds the the perfect end to a terrific day.

Lisa said...

There's nothing like new fabric and patterns to inspire and lift your mood. Have fun playing with your new goodies!

Nicole said...

Happy shopping day! You deserved a treat and a distraction. Glad you had a good time.

Vicky said...

Now I can see the second picture! Darlene, that Leanne pattern is the same one I almost poked the order button on - I love that thing! You done good!! :)

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds like a perfect day :) You really found some great fabrics and patterns! I have the same jelly roll... waiting to be used LOL. And to top off the day you even received mailbox love and got to go out for dinner.... A perfect day for your 365 day quilt :)

swooze said...

Yes, I would like to see a picture of the skipping please.... :D

Wendy said...

What a fantastic day you had. Making the best of a long trip by stopping at quilt shops and to find a sweet package when you arrived home and dinner out too... I'm very happy for you. I Love the Feed Sack book!

Knot Garden said...

I love the look of all your goodies and I am coveting the Feedsacks book and the fat quarter! The pincushion pattern is one of my favourites. You are so right to treat yourself. Sounds like you deserve them all!

kjquilts said...

Darlene, you lucky dog!!! You really did make a haul. It was your lucky day! Now I can't wait to see what you make out of that jelly roll!

Nicole and Phil said...

lots of goodies there! I love the Elm Creek books as well....I will wait patiently for the next one to come out in paperback (otherwise my matching set will look all wonky! LOL)
I love the EZ Quilting rulers....the tri recs is my favourite!

Carole said...

Ohhhh, ahhhhh.... what wonderful treats! Thanks for fixing the photos!

Beth said...

ooh Darlene! Did you go to Quiltz with OUT me???? I am going to go on Saturday. I 'm already starting a list..hehehehehehe

Kim said...

Retail therapy--it's MUCH MORE than just an excuse to buy stuff! LOL! (Yeah, like we really need an excuse, right?!) Nevertheless, a great way to help get over whatever's bugging you is to just get away, forget about it, and do something fun, all for yourself! Good job!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I love Bronwyn's designs. I recently made a hexagon purse of hers, with garden angels on it.

Dawn said...

Oh what treasures! Boy I thought just looking at the pics before I read that maybe you went to a quilt show with all those new fun things! So the lady holding the chicken - is that redwork?

Connie said...

You just described a perfect day! Great stuff in the photo!!! :)

Leigh said...

What a fantastic day! Just what the doctor order I should think. :)
I'm so glad you got your Leeane B. patterns at last. I bet your itchin' to get started.
I'm imagining how excited you're feeling about it all and it's rubbing off on me!!! Now I'm happy too. Yay!!! lol
Might skip to craft this morning. :-P

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful way to treat yourself after a horrible day. Enjoy your goodies!

Jeanne said...

You DID have a great day, didn't you?
They help you through the Mondays of our lives. Hope there are more great days in your future.

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