Saturday, June 12, 2010

I've Been Cheating On My Bernina.....

with my new car, that's right, Johnny, tell us what she's won.....a NEWWWW CAR!!!!! Obviously, I didn't win it (ha ha, I can't win a drawing if there's only two people in it, so I most certainly did not win a car), but I certainly did acquire one..the old fashioned way...we bought it. I've been too busy tooling around in it and expertly maneuvering it into the garage between the John Deer and the lawn furniture in the tiny space the Corolla used to reside, to take an actual photo yet, but I'll post one eventually.

It was a relatively painless purchasing process (if you don't count that I only slept 3 hours Thursday night and was up on the computer at 4 a.m. Friday researching car reviews, specs, what buyers had to say). We had a very easy-going sales guy...skipped all the hard-sell crap...loved him. Went out to test drive Thursday night, took off Friday afternoon to go pick her up. Of course I just drove aimlessly around for 85 miles today getting used to her (and showing her off to anyone who was home).

And in those 85 miles I happened to pass two quilt shops--so I guess it wasn't so aimless wandering now, was it--which resulted in 4 yards of of this attaching itself to me as I walked through the shop.

 It seemed to be screaming 'use me to back those Day of the Dead fabrics you have!'

And then in another shop, I couldn't resist these Halloween (but not obviously Halloween-y, once you remove them from the more traditional ghouls/spiders in the line) FQs. Nine fats, don't know what I can do with them, but I'll figure something out, I'm sure. (Maybe I'll stumble on a time machine that takes me back to 1972 one of these days...I will be SO set. I will become the new Martha, but I will be smart enough to not dabble in Insider Trading, and therefore rule the world by the time I'm the age I am now. Bwah ha ha!)

And then, I don't know what got into me, but my sister had a good laugh when I stopped by on my way home and she peeked into my bags and found not one....

but two

sets of those wrinkly, smear the water around dishtowels I'm always complaining about, with border fabric.  I'm going to make them for gifts, and attach little cookie cutters to them...just like my big sister does....what's that they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery? (unless you've got a team of copyright infringement lawyers in your pocket, which I don't think she does, but maybe I'd better check....).

The hubs and the kid are down at the 9:30 Club tonight. Daddy forgot the tickets, so I had to hop in the Santa Fe and head on down the highway until we met so I could bring them to them without them having to come all the way back home. They might have missed a couple minutes of Buddy Miller's set, but I suppose they got over it. The plan was to spend the evening sewing, but somehow I've not been able to bring myself to turn on the Bernina. Instead, I'm slumming with Bud Lite and watching QVC (Bare Minerals)...oh, this is a very dangerous situation I have stepped into. I just picked up something in Sephora on Thursday....must exercise control...must not cave....

Tomorrow my sister and I are going to the Annapolis quilt show.As if I needed an excuse to take the new ride on another adventure. I don't think there's a lot of vendors at this show, but there is a nice quilt shop in Annapolis that we'll visit. Hopefully it will be a little cooler Bayside.

Have a Pleasant Valley Sunday!


  1. How exciting! what a nice car!!

  2. Hi. I've just come from the In Stitches site. I love your blog and I really loved your Neptune quilt. Was that your own design?

  3. You hussy and you even took a fabricy gift back for your beloved Bernina, a sure sign of your guilt and infidelity ((VBG))

  4. OMG now you will be cheating on your new car with your GO!, many congratulations Susan, from an envious Lis!!

  5. You now have a new car and a NEW GO! CUTTER!!! AHH How lucky are you! At least the Go! cutter will get your bernina buzzing again!

  6. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the Halloween fabric!!! Just found your blog from Amy's site, Park City Girl. Congrats on winning the Go Cutter!


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