Last week was busy and this week promises to be even busier. So where do I start? Why not with this wonderful and unexpected RAK?
A little while back when I showed the socks I was knitting for my friend Lucie’s son in one of my posts, Julie had commented that she wished she could knit a pair for herself but didn’t know how to knit. To make a long story short, I sent Julie a pair of socks that I had made and she in turn sent me this incredible mini quilt that she had made. I was speechless when I opened Julie’s parcel because I had just promised myself that I was going to start making some mini quilts for myself. Thanks a million, Julie. Yours will always be number one in my collection!
I’ve been making some progress on my BBD needle case as well, but because of all the running around we’ve been doing, things aren’t moving along as quickly as I would like…but I’m thoroughly enjoying the journey.
We managed to squeeze in a day trip to Fibre Junction, a quilt shop in Rouses Point, NY. Of course I couldn’t leave empty-handed and managed to stimulate the state’s economy ‘just a little’ while I was there.
I bought some Kansas Troubles fabric that was on sale, along with some Civil War fabric that was calling my name. Two books managed to find their way to the check out as well, one of them featuring only mini quilts.
On another day while we were out running the roads and visiting friends, my girlfriend Pat asked me if I would be interested in taking a short drive to visit a country/prim shop. Well of course I didn’t want to disappoint her by saying no…cough, cough, sputter, sputter…so off we went, leaving our husbands behind, of course. Because we arrived shortly before closing and time was of the essence, I only managed to buy this hand hooked wool rug with a penny design which now sits happily in front of my kitchen sink.
We will be returning to Olde Porch Primitives on Friday of next week to pick up the items that I had the owner put aside for me.
In the interim, we found another stone house. This particular house was built in 1840 and is situated in a rural setting on three gorgeous acres. The house has been professionally restored yet retains all of it’s original charm. I am trying to not get my hopes up but we have been back to see it three times and are waiting to have our current house appraised before making an offer. It promises to be a ‘sitting on pins and needles’ kinda week.