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I got home late yesterday afternoon from my "world tour" - aka, visiting a few days with my daughter and then at the TVQA Spring Seminar in Murfreesboro for 3 days :*) It's always such a delight to spend time with Christy and Emma. I don't see them nearly enough now that they are three hours away from us in Savannah. During this trip, I got a special treat ---- Warning! Serious cute alert coming up ....
Brand new baby kittens!!!!
|Adelaide ("Addie") with her newborns =^..^=|
|Sweet little baby face!|
|Who can resist a newborn baby kitten? Mama's got a protective paw over this little fellow|
|He's such a ball of energy that it was hard to get a picture that wasn't blurry!|
I'll share pictures and adventures from my classes tomorrow for Design Wall Monday. For today, first up, I just have to share this wonderful fabric sent to me by my wonderful friend, Cheryl who blogs at Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting.
OMG!!! Cheryl said she saw this fabric and just knew that I would LOVE to have a piece of it because of my love of text fabrics - was she ever RIGHT!!!! Oh my gosh, I squealed when I opened it! Not only do I love text fabrics, but I also love crosswords - any kind of word puzzles are special favorites of mine!!! Cheryl, I can't thank you enough! This will go in a very special project, something I can look at often and think of you!!! =^..^=
I also want to share my Slow Stitching Sunday progress and link up at Kathy's Quilts - one of my favorite blogs! This is a Ta-Da moment for me.....(pardon the wrinkles!)
Yay!!! I finished the final block for Promises & Borders!!!!
Yes, indeed, my friends, all my whining about these blocks is now officially over!!! =^..^=
Since I knew I was very close to finishing P&B, I traced off the 3rd block for Winter Wonderland in case I needed another handwork project while I was traveling.....
I also took along my socks, but somehow never got around to working on those. I understand there was an amazing Knit Shop right around the corner from where I was staying, but I never got a chance to get over there. I have to find my yarn for the Dreambird Knitalong with Judy and Denise! (You can go Patchwork Times or Justquiltin with Denise Russart to check that out if you're wondering what I'm talking about. They both have links to this KAL on their sidebars) I'm thinking a day trip with my friend Joanne is going to be in order very soon :*D
In closing today, I'll reward you for sticking around to the end by showing you some pictures of stash additions - very little actually - I'm quite proud of myself!!!
First, I found a good-size bottle of Best Press in the Unscented version in Hancocks....
Several of you wondered if the lavender scent in the smaller bottle I was using was bothering my allergies. That particular scent did not bother me, but then I tried using the peaches and cream scent, and that one did bother me! It really did a number on my lungs and I began coughing quite a bit. I also didn't like the hair-spray-type sprayer on those small bottles, so I was happy to find this bigger bottle with the super-duper sprayer and no scent! Now that I'm home, I'll be continuing my Stash Washing Adventures. Thank you to so many of you who offered great suggestions and ideas for helping with that - you're the best! - and I will be trying each and every one of them !!!
And now for the Stash Enhancements you've all been waiting for
- and very patiently too I might add =^..^=
Pat Sloan had a box of half-yard cuts for $2.50 on her book table, a great price I couldn't resist, especially with some of these lovely colors and prints!
Aren't they wonderful? Totally irresistible! Fortunately, I did manage to resist all other fabric offers... unbelievable, I know! Especially when Hancocks had an entire wall of fabrics in every color and print imaginable for 50% off!!! I only picked up two pieces of solids in the remnants bin there for peanuts....Yes, I'm good :8)
Be sure to come back tomorrow for some pictures from my classes at Spring Seminar!
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday ♥
Hugs & Blessings!