Thursday, July 24, 2008

We'll take ours in fabric, thank you.....

About 2 weeks ago, hubby Dave took our 2 boys on a mountain biking vacation for 6 days to Vermont and Lake Placid ..... I was only invited if I could A) keep up with them, or B) not mind sitting by myself all day and then have dinner all set for them when they returned ....... uh, NO THANKS!! ..... however, I do believe I'll take my share of my unused vacation expenses IN FABRIC !!!! (good idea, HUH?!?!?!?!!!!).... so, after work today I called an expert in spending other people's money........... yes, Miss Kitty .... and look at her .... she's too much, really .... she thinks she's famous now that she's been on the blog a few times and she doesn't want the papparazzi to hound her for photos so she's wearing a babushka and sunglasses to disguise herself..... jeeze!! Well, anyhow .....



.....we hit the open road and headed for our favorite local hangout ....my friend Kelly's quilt shop The Quiltery in Weissport, Pa.



...Kitty picking out some choice fabrics ...


....and parking herself right in the middle of the fabric Judy was measuring and cutting ..... just to make sure it's done right! (she's lucky Judy is such a good sport .... if it were me, I think I'd knock her across the room!!!)


......and where is Kelly? well, she's at the Hershey Quilt Show today through Sunday ... so if you go to the quilt show, be sure and find Kelly and grab one of these fliers (that one that Kitty is posing next to .... click on the picture to enlarge it so you can read it better ) .... anyhow, if you then bring the flier back to her quilt shop you get 30% off !!!! How fun is that !!!!
Ok ... so here's the GREAT fabric Kitty and I picked out today .....


....OOohhh!!! I believe I'm hyperventilating!!! I could just eat this stuff up it's so yummy !!!! or.....


.....roll around on it and hide under it .......







...anyway .... how do you think Kitty and I did? Did we get enough fabric to equal the cost of a 6 day mountain biking vacation? or just enough to equal what it cost in gas to drive there and back from Pa? Hmmmmmmmm......... I'm thinking I could probably go out and buy a new sewing machine yet and THEN we'd be about even (cause did I mention hubby's new toy in the garage .... a spiffy new motorscooter .... well, it was new last summer ... but whatever ..... )

.... and, on another note, back to my first post from this morning about the cable guy (who turned out to be a cable girl).... I feel like Cinderella because our old email is done as of midnight tonight and then we have to set up a new email .... so, like I said this morning, I hope this doesn't mess me up here in Blogland .... cause then I'll be a bit cranky about that and have to either go out and buy chocolate OR more fabric .... and in the interest of keeping my butt from expanding from sea to shining sea, I think I'll take out my frustrations by buying more fabric and try and leave the chocolate alone!

....OK Blogland neighbors .... be back soon (I hope!)

Toodles.
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

9 comments:

debbie said...

Good job! You and kitty did very well! :o) The *1* local quilt shop that i know of is going out of business. :o( She has extended her sale three times to reduce the amount of stuff she takes home. I want to go so badly! but afraid i don't have the extra $$ right now. :o(

Connie W said...

Great fabrics :)

hunnybunny said...

I adore that light blue with cherries and lemon, gorgeous! It's only fair that you should get fabric, it brings you to exotic places, right? ; )

Mona said...

You and Kitty choose some fabulous fabrics. They are indeed delicious! If there is a choice between fabric or chocolate, I say choose both! And you definitely need a new machine to even the toy score. :)

PS: Kitty, great disguise! >^..^<

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great choice you girls made on the fabrics. Love all of them. Now what are you gonna make??

rachelgriffith said...

kitty is SUPER cute.

awesome fabrics my dear!!!
any plans made for them yet???

Jeannie said...

Seems like you and Kitty had a great time, although I think I would have filled up the trunk! Wonderful choices - have a great weekend!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Mare...you crack me up everytime. I need a weekly dose of MBIAJ. :) Good job catching up to the boys, see you can keep up after all. It is always fun to see what everyone is purchasing these days.

susan said...

looks like you and miss kitty had a very good time spending your vacation "share". i dont buy too much fabric these days...everytime i look at my stash i think i better get sewing some of it up. i think i will have to take some photos of it and post on my blog. the gals from my guild were pretty staggered...hmmmmmmmmm...but i do need to dye more.