Friday, May 19, 2017

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Previously I blogged about my friend Suzi being the big winner at the Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend event.  I was a tiny bit jealous, but only for a minute.  Really!  As I said previously, there was that sewing machine...

Wednesday night when I got home from work there was a message on my answering machine from the Sew and Save in Racine WI about a pattern I had ordered at the Mukwonago quilt show.  It was in and would I call for information about getting it sent to me... well of course!  It's a lovely stitchery pattern, hand embroidery, which I enjoy doing very much.

Then later when we were getting ready to go to bed I noticed a light blinking on my bedroom phone.

The downstairs phones blink too I think but you have to really pay attention to see that there's a message.  It was too late to call anyone back but I picked up the message anyway.

"Hi, Sue, this is Quilt-agious in Mukwonago, you won the yard of fabric for a month..." was how the message started.

WOW!  If you live in southeast Wisconsin and haven't been to the shop, you should go!  Mukwonago may be a bit out of the way for some but it's totally worth the trip.  Go to their website for directions:

They bill themselves as the largest collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics in the state, and I believe it!

This photo is borrowed from their web site, in case you don't know
what a Kaffe fabric is all about.
Since I am in charge of the monthly raffle for our local quilt guild, I think I'll be picking up some fabulous things there both for the raffle and for myself.  And getting that free yard each month for TWELVE whole months!

Thanks, Quilt-agious!  And thanks too to the Mukwonago quilt guild for putting on a great show that included opportunities for purchases and winnings!

Sew on...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Some Things Cannot Be Improved Upon

Got lost on the internet the other day, and when I was done looking at these quotes I felt a whole lot better.  Some things just can't be said any better than this...


Rock today...

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, Monday...

"can't trust that day. Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way."

What's your favorite day of the week?  I love the weekends between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, but Sunday night has a sad flavor... I get can't go to bed-ism, because I know Monday morning I have to return to work.  :-(

I also like Tuesday because it's so much CALMER than Monday... and the food trucks show up at my work location so there's the opportunity for lunch al fresco (outside) and a variety of cuisine available.

My quilt guild meets on a Tuesday, so that's fun.  And my favorite TV show NCIS is on Tuesday too.

So I guess in order, my favorite days are Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

Remember that old poem from Mother Goose about the day of the week on which you were born?

Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday's child has to work for a living
But the child that's born on the Sabbath day
Is wise and kind and good and gay.

I was born on a Thursday... and I wondered what that meant so I looked it up here:

Thursday children have a long, successful life ahead of them.  Sometimes, “far to go” is interpreted as meaning a difficult path, such as children with special needs. However, traditional versions focus on the concept of positive abilities and talents that will take them far in life, rather than attributes to overcome.

My DD was born on a Friday.  My two oldest grands were born on a Thursday, like me, and my youngest was born on a Tuesday.  If grace means elegance of movement and motion like dancing, maybe not so much.  Talk about your stubbed toes and thudding around the house... but if it's grace in the sense of honoring a place with presence, then I think she fills the bill!  She has a very tender heart, which I hope she keeps forever.

I'm pretty sure my grandson was born on a Monday... and we all think he's as cute as a button except when he's pouting.

My DH commented to me while I was on vacation that he forgot what day it was because it was a day I normally went to work and I hadn't done that.  He likes his routine and he's the guy who would never forget to take the trash to the street, or to water the plants, so that was pretty funny -- he forgot and it was my fault!

Whatever day you're reading this blog, I hope it's a great one!

Sew on...