And Merry Christmas to you, too! Hopefully next week I will be able to show off all the top secret handmade presents I am working on, but with Grace now crawling and the rest of the family on Christmas vacation from work/school, we will see...
First, I have some people to thank for some things I was so blessed to win through blog giveaways! The first was a gift certificate to Sew Luxe Fabrics that I won by linking up my fall leaves pillow in their October Stitch and Share Challenge. I chose some of this lovely Late Bloomers fabric and I am hoping to make a bag and a quilt with them. Thank you!!!
Secondly, I won a giveaway for some Pear Tree fat quarters from the Intrepid Thread at a giveaway over at Our Busy Little Bunch! I have owned very little designer fabric in my life, so I am feeling very spoiled now. Thank you to these ladies, too!
Lastly, I won a giveaway from SewMamaSew's Giveaway Day over at Moonbeams in a Jar and received this lovely hot pack holder. It is not only lovely but so thick and cozy, too! Thank you!!
Last week (I think- things are blurring together these days) my sister-in-law asked me to go along to a discount grocery store and a fabric shop. YES! We don't really have any fabric stores nearby. The closest one is a little shop tucked away in the middle of nowhere and run by a Plain woman. It has a lot of fabric crammed in there, but I behaved myself! I got some fabric for a quilt I am working on, some IH fabric for more pillows, and the adorable farm block print (red tractors AND brown cows- I had to!!) BUT, what I was really excited about was that I found some fabric I was THIS close to actually buying online, but I didn't want to pay for a whole yard or shipping. I want to make some busy books with paper dolls- aren't they cute?!?
I got some sweet deals at the grocery store, too. All the dates are good on these things, too- so you know. Who doesn't love to get good deals, then come home and torture, er, entertain their husbands with the "Guess how much this was?" game? So, let's play!
These were 79 cents each! (Note- that is the BIG box of pudding mix and an 18 count of tacos.)
How about $1.49 each? (Oh, and we can get a free Cap'n TShirt cause I got 4 boxes of cereal!)
Best deal, though- 2lb. bags of Gold Medal flour... just look!
I came home with 20 bags of that. I bake A LOT. So, I got some pretty sweet deals. It was a good trip.
And, the other day, I finally let go of perfectionism. Why? Well, I have been wanting to make one of those cute card table play tents for my girls. My 3yo has been ripping my couch cushions off to make forts ever since she saw a play tent at a store (that wasn't sturdy at all). I decided that I will never get one made while she is in this phase. I threw some flat sheets over the card table and it entertained her for pretty long!
Merry Christmas to me!! =)