Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Well THAT Resolution didn't last long...

So, after last year's buying spree, I really was going on 'no-buy' in 2011.  Or at least no buy unless it was required to finish a quilt or for a backing.  And, another resolution was not getting involved in new things - i.e., BoMs, quilt-alongs, etc., until I got some stuff D.O.N.E.!!!

Yeah, well neither lasted too soon as I saw Little Miss Shabby's Birdie Stitches BoM, I was hooked.  Those little birdies did me in. 

And, of course, I had to do it in the new Sunkissed line by Moda, just like Little Miss Shabby, hence my first purchase of 2011:

But, isn't it scrumptious??  It Spring-y and fun and I need that right about now in the Great Northern Tundra (I mean, Philadelphia).

Then, Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs decided she didn't want to cut fabric anymore and blogged that she was selling all her yardage for half price.  HALF PRICE you say???  For Lilly & Will, my favoriate baby fabric of all time???  Well, of course I have to help take some off your hands Anne...
And, know what you get besides your fabric wrapped up in a pretty little package with a little pink bow?  You get get this cute little package of taffy...Awesome.
I've already got all the blocks prepped for the Birdie Stitches and I'm finished stitching the first month's block, so it will not languish in UFO land!  And, I know exactly what I'm going to do with that pink Lily & Will.  I found a great, simple nine-patch with lattice pattern on the internet and it will show off these fabric really nicely.  I'll have a few baby quilts all ready to go when needed!

My New Jersey Quilt Shop Hop with my Mom got postponed last Friday.  With the blizzard of last week keeping me home from work for two days, I figured I'd better go to work instead of gallivanting around.  So, we're shooting for this Friday.  We should be okay since we've already had our storm for this week (ice this time instead snow - loads of fun!) out of the way and should be clear on Friday.  I'm also supposed to go to my quilting buddy from work's house on Saturday to help her with her new longarm, but we're supposed to get another round of snow then too, so we may have to postpone that.  I've seriously had enough of this weather!


Karen said...

Hi Denise.
I think the start of the year is a very bad time to make resolutions. We know all these new things are coming and how can we resist? I reckon that sometime like May would be a better time. That way we know what is going on and can make resolutions we can keep. ( I, too, thought the birdie stitches would be a good one to follow).
Hope you finaly get to your shop hop!

Linda said...

Nice goodies and fabric!! What resolutions?? LOL!

Gretchen said...

I went to a sale at one of my LQS on Sunday just to look (who does that, really?!) and ended up spending $98.

Feel better now?

Ivory Spring said...

Resolutions are meant to be broken, hahaha!! I love the Sunkissed fabrics!

Susan said...

Oh, no! I HAD to look! I love the Sunkissed fabric and now want some of it for myself--even though I don't have a quilt in mind for it. Just the fabric to take away the winter blues!