Monday, September 16, 2013

Cars and money

I finally quilted and bound this fun charm pack quilt.  It has ric rack in the border and down two sections of the quilt.  I'm calling it Simply Done and am teaching it in November.  So excited to have another finish!  Now onto customer quilts.

I had to take my car in the other day for a recall.  I put it off and decided now was a good time.  Had a friend meet me for coffee and breakfast, and then a little shopping.  Well it was so early ... First pick to shop was Ikea ... Closed ... Container Store was on my short list ... Closed.  Okay ... Target is open.  An hour and a half later, my "free" recall service cost me  $$$$$ at Target!  I have been really good lately about not spending money, but I broke the damn about a week ago, and I can't seem to stop!

I splurged at T and got a new quilt and pillow shams; haven't replaced mine for at least 5 years.  I wanted something neutral that I could change the look of with my own different quilts, but dark because Sophie always gets up there and rolls around!
I really like it and hubby even noticed ... That means he likes it too.  My friend found this pack of napkins ... Four with a cute decorative tie ... Half price for $4.98.
They are so large that you could actually turn them into pillows.  I noticed the other night while on a different trip to Target with hubby that they have most of their summer back to school furnishings, linens, etc on at least 30% clearance.  They had at least 30 comforters for 9.98 a piece; they were all extra long twin, and we don't have those beds.  I couldn't think fast enough about whether I could use them for something else.  I wish I had bought several and held them to donate at Christmas.

I always send a Halloween box to the kids.  Daughter is in college, so her box had to be super fun.  I've started shopping already because I found if you wait too long, the Halloween stuff disappears fast.  I found these super cute melamine dishes at T and knew she would love this little vignette:
Just love the colors .. She is watching what she eats so I can't send too much candy.  Found this cute box of individually wrapped hard candy ... Creepy shapes; also a special Halloween box of nutrition bars; a scary, smelly marker; bat foam glasses, and my favorite find ... A ghost flashlight gadget where the inside twirls around and lights up.

On my separate trip with hubby, I scored on the dollar bins up front and filled in her box with some other fun goodies!  I think I get as excited as she does!  It is more fun to send a box to a girl than a guy!

Son and fiancé will also get a box, but there's will be easier since they are working parents!  I did find a sweet outfit for Kylee ...
It has ruffles on the bum!!!  So cute ... Okay ... Back to work!!!

I love this face ... She looks a lot like her daddy in this picture!


Colleen said...

What a darling!

Just found your blog. Very nice! I enjoyed reading about couponing :o) I have dabbled and have found it to be a lot of work, but you have given some good tips. Going to check it out again.

sylvia said...

I had to laugh out loud, Colleen! A quilter buying a quilt! The cobbler's children have no shoes and a quilter has no quilts! Totally understand. Someone wanted to come and 'see' my quilts and I had to confess that most of what I do to a quilt goes out the door to a customer, so what I have to offer up to 'see' is very limited. Hoping to change that in the future. Happy Quilting! BTW, Tina, Kellee and I had a great time last week! Woo Woo! Love my CA best friends! Sylvia