Friday, June 19, 2009

Shop Hop!

This weekend is the annual Wild West Shop Hop for ten Houston area quilt shops. I hit three of them today before I ran out of steam. Each had little goodies to hand out, patterns for the shop hop quilt, kits, and tons of new stuff. My vote for Most Surprising Shop is KV Quilters on Main Street in Tomball, TX
They've given their shop a little makeover, and have tons more fabric than they used to, and lots more gadgets!
Oops - I think she might be in the witness protection program!
They've got batiks and orientals and lots of blenders. I was thoroughly impressed!
Vintage quilt tops hang from the ceiling
Ida Anderson did a beautiful job quilting the shop hop quilt. I love that border fabric!
They had such an influx of hoppers that they had to cut more red, white, and blue fat quarters to give away. In the meantime, they handed out temporary tattoos that say "Born to Quilt" - really cute, and the staff were sporting them, too! They also gave away little brass stencils for well, stenciling...duh... or embossing paper. My daughter Gillian hopped with me today just like we did when she was little, so she got her own freebies. I also picked up some pink fqs for my pink and brown basket quilt, and a couple of reds. I'm finally making peace with that color after 50+ years. OMG that's half a century! Get over it already!!

Then we headed to Time Treasured Quilts & The Hen House
where we picked up some more red, white, and blue fq freebies, and pink fqs for that basket quilt. Gillian also picked up some funky yarn and a pattern book. She wants (me) to knit the poncho out of the turquoise and lime, and a little skull cap from the multi. Oh - and The Hen House wins the cutest bag prize. That's it on the left.
And last but not least...more GREEN(ish) stuff!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Moodie Booty!

This is my older daughter's newest venture: Moodie Booty! She found the cutest, wildest, irreverent, and um...PG-13 gifty items. I sell some of the tamer ones to the groups at my retreat, and they are a hit! Magnets, gum, stickers, temporary tattoos, banks (I love the "Saving Up for Therapy" one!), lip gloss, bandaids like you've never seen - cute, funny, and perfect for members of the Sarcastic Society! Not that I know anyone like that!
Be sure to click on the pics at her site to enlarge them enough to read the packaging: it's hysterical!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

My day is all planned. First, I'll have some pineapple for a pre-breakfast starter,
Followed by a lovely picnic breakfast!
For lunch, I think I'll have some fresh fruit,
And at cocktail hour, I'll have a nice, light, Sisho Martini.
And for dinner, I'll have cake!
Happy Birthday To Me!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 2009 Desktop Calendar!

Click to expand image to full size, right-click and choose Set as Wallpaper or Background. To really jazz up your desktop, right-click on your background and choose a color that coordinates with the calendar - you'll love it! And you can make all your quilting friends jealous!