Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Confession is good for the soul.

At least, that's what Father Jim told us in CCD classes when I was much younger. Then again, he got sent off to seminary after breaking his jaw in a bar fight. So not so sure it was the best advice ;0). But here I am to confess my fabric purchases despite my no-buy vow for the month of June.
First up on the hit parade is this selection of the Moda Chez Moi fabrics. No, these are not a ton of fat quarters. They are something my newest LQS cuts -- 11" squares of fabric (well, ok, there is ONE FQ hiding out of the picture). It's great if you want a little bit of something or, as in this case, a selection from a whole line but not a lot of anything. It didn't hurt that they were on sale buy 2 get 1 free. Plus I had an additional 20% off coupon. Not 20% off of one item mind you, but 20% off the entire purchase. Can I just say I LOVE the new LQS??? (someday I will have to share the name of the shop, it may be coming soon) I think these are going to be cut into charm squares and made into a bag or something similar. And at $.40 a piece for the 11" squares, I ask you, could you resist? And yes, Lisa, I do blame you too!

More fantastic deals? Well, how about $1.00 fat quarters at 20% off. Hmmn. $.80 each FQs. Again. These needed to come home with me. As well as these other FQs. On sale for $2.00 each, plus an additional 20% off. Need I say more? I bought some other FQs, but well, some of them are already at their destination (see, I was buying gifts, really) and I didn't get pics. And others are going off later this week to their final destination. Since the recipient reads this blog, not gonna show 'em!
As for the splurge with my discount for doing the Yo-Yo maker demos -- well, I am still addicted to the lovely Fresh Cut fabrics (I swear I'm going to own at least a FQ of every print in the line before I'm done -- and I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do with them), I may have added to my collection. Who am I kidding? Maybe? Yeah. Right.

Ok, first round of confessions over. Now it's time to look back at the month of June and confess how much/little of my long list of projects I actually got done. Eeeek.

  • Mom's pillows -- um, nope. Though I just decided for sure how to finish them this past weekend, so those should be done soon. This month for sure!
  • Little girl's dress (still trying to come up with a cute pet name for dd -- I call her kitten, but hey, should be something more original don't ya think?) -- a big old nope here as well.

  • God daughter's jacket -- if you have been reading you know DONE DONE DONE. She received it today just in time for her birthday. It fits and she loves it. Woo Hoooo!

  • mil's Christmas present quilt. Cut and ready to begin sewing. Goal for the month met

  • Background strips for leaders enders project. Cut. Goal for month met.

  • My Christmas lap quilt. Started. Way started. All of the initial block sets done. 3 of the 5 embroideries done. 5 Disappearing 9 patch blocks completed. Goal for the month more than met!

  • Summer Sorbet -- pushed to July as predicted.

  • Practice machine quilting -- well, I did some on gd's jacket. So sure. I'll give myself credit here.

  • Dick and Jane. Not even looked at.

  • Bags for gifts, nope. But I did make myself a nifty new purse!
Not as much as I had originally planned. Some things done though. Since I'm used to assigning letter grades to my students, I'd have to give my June list and no-buy progress a C+. Hey, that's average. I'll take it. And to close out my confessions of quilting undone -- some in-progress photos of things I HAVE done. The latest stitchery for my Christmas quilt (ignore the running stitches, they are there so I can wash out the markings and still be able to know where my design area is when I cut the piece to put in the blocks) and some of the finished blocks.

26 comments:

Marie said...

Who can resist some good fabrics? It would have been a crime not to but those sweeties, love the big quilt too!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

You do make me laugh! I like the idea of assigning yourself a letter grade, too. The Christmas quilt is absolutely yummy, I love those fabrics... the embroideries are inspired. Well done!

Jude said...

Love your blog. Beautiful quilt too - I can't wait to see more.

Allison Ann Aller said...

How could you not buy those great deals when the fabrics are so fresh and pretty?
Nice job on the Goals List, too.

...a fun post!

The Calico Cat said...

I can so see how those squares can be addictive... (I'd be right there getting one of each!)

Pieces From Me said...

A C+ is a passing grade! LOVE the cherry fabric. Bren

Lisa D. said...

You got some lovely things, Angela. What? Me? A fabric pusher? Well, those Chez Moi fabrics sell themselves - aren't they fun? Enjoy your new goodies. Your Christmas quilt is really cute!

Linda said...

Very yummy fabrics, but I think you DO need to share the name of the quilt store with us.

Darlene said...

Your Christmas quilt is adorable and how could you possibly resist all those great fabrics? I mean really! LOL Just relax and enjoy!

Suzanne Earley said...

Confess away, I surely won't give you a hard time for buying such pretty stuff! VBG

Samantha said...

I'm drooling. No buy be damned, you made the right choice!!

Wendy said...

Oh I love all your fabrics, they are so much fun. Who could resist such lovely fabrics and such a good buy on everything. I enjoyed reading your blog.

tammy said...

Angela, we love seeing all of your projects. Thanks for sharing the little stitched elves with us and the website. I love seeing all of your creative ideas! Can't wait to see this quilt when it's done!! I am going to have to make one myself! See ya in the shop again soon!

Fiona said...

Who could resist those fabrics and those prices - gotta be a good investment.

Libby said...

Wow from what I've seen so far that's going to be a realllly fun and cute Christmas quilt. Awesome!

Leigh said...

Your fabrics all look like they are to die for, so you can't be blamed for breaking out,lol.
I think you did very well for the month and seem to have had fun along the way, A++++
The chrissy quilt is looking great. Isn't the disappearing 9 patch a fantastic pattern.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oh, I am much more B Grade giver, you forgot to add all the other things you did,like be a great blogging friend, work and be a good mother and a wife and shop....Heck, you've got to and A.
(See teachers should look at the whole package!!) In ecstasy here over your purchases...and the prices !!! LOL Tracey

Laura said...

Love, love your fabric purchases, they are all so bright and summery looking.

Carole said...

What a great deal! I just that cherry fabric! I want some!!! Your stitchery and quilt look lovely. Thanks for the confession! :O)

Rose Marie said...

As the teacher's pet, you should have been given a better grade! :o) You did pretty darn good for your goals and those fabrics, well, what a deal! Great quilt, too.

Lisa said...

That Christmas quilt is beautiful. Very interesting color selection. I am glad I found your blog.

Finn said...

Hi there, just dropping in to say "hi" and see what you have been up to...LOL I should have checked on you earlier, you've been getting into trouble I see..*VBS*
Who can blame you at those prices?? Almost a crime NOT to shop and stash build. And sometimes the new stuff gets us jump started to use the old stuff.
I love everything!! Esepcially the Fresh Cut fabrics..good price too!
I wanted to tell you that, yes, I DO believe after visiting the Janome web site, that this little Sew Precise, is exactly what you said. A cousin to the Miss Kitty machine. Of course they are that lovely turquoise color, but I'll take the $10 price tag anyday.
The accessorites are identical, and the look is very much the same.
Thanks for noticing that! Big hugs, Finn
P.S. I'd give you at least a B

Nicole said...

Your disappearing 9 patch quilt is terrific, and I love the look of your embroidery as well. It is so hard to resist buying fabric when you can get a deal.

Felicia said...

I was hoping the word Christmas would creep into this post somewhere. Are any of the items from your lovely long list for the holiday season? Anyway, I am thoroughly impressed with how much you've accomplished!

valerie said...

I absolutely LOVE your Christmas quilt - show us more as you work on it ! - the colors and the embroideries are beautiful !
I made some summer PJs for my daughter out of that gorgeous cherry fabric

esther said...

c'est vraiment très jolie!! les carrées de differentes tailles, je trouve cela original