Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Auction and Good Mail

I have my bid in on this month's Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Auction, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  There is always something exciting about an auction!  Especially an auction where the profits are dedicated to funding research for this awful disease.

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I'd won a give-away.  Well, my package arrived yesterday!  Oh, the lovely things I received from The Warp and the Weft!  Now, I have to put my mind to making something with them!
 So many goodies!  Tags and papers and ephemera all wrapped in beautiful toile tissue!
 This is evidently a new line from Jolee's Boutique for French General.

Yesterday, I ran errands all morning, spending most of my time at Michael's and the grocery store because all the other errands were quick ones, except for the one I looked forward to the most, the library-- which was CLOSED!

I had intended to check out a bag full of mysteries to read in between all of the nonfiction.  I needed a fix.  Frustrated.  So when I got home, I downloaded The Snowman by Jo Nesbo on my Kindle.  And read the entire book.  Which was, as usual, far-fetched and graphic; but I continue to read Nesbo because I love Inspector Harry Hole.  Those Scandinavians have dark imaginations for a country that looks so bright and cheerful.

Not a stitch taken all day!  And I was supposed to finish the latest prayer flag using the running stitch.  Did not happen.

Maybe I'll get it done today.

What does your weekend look like?


  1. Lovely, lovely bits and pieces! And I'm guessing on which AAQI auction quilt you are bidding on..such fun guessing! There are so many really lovely ones this month!!!

  2. What a lovely giveaway you won!! Good luck with the auction bid! I love the last flag, I love the colors!

  3. What a lovely gift from the giveaway! I love French General fabric, and their other supplies look great, too. Good luck on the bidding! I didn't take a stitch today either, but I did get some fabric cutting done!

  4. Michele - I wonder if you guessed correctly? The auction is fun, but a little nerve wracking at the last minute!

    Sherri - :) I was surprised at how much was included in the giveaway package! Thanks for the nice comment about the latest prayer flag, Sherri.

  5. Stephie - for some reason, your comment went to Spam.

    I love French General's fabrics, too. They do have beautiful stuff. The package I won from the Jolee line is all paper, thought.

    :) I did win with my bid, so I'll have another AAQI quilt in my hot little hands soon!


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