Sunday, September 11, 2011

My "Santa Sack" is here!!! :-)

I'm in the Santa Sack Swap 2 that's being run by Carol at Carol's Crafty Creations (she's SO talented!) and Carol & I are partners (woohooo!).  If the  "sack" looks familiar, it's because it's her blog button that you see in my sidebar.  Now let me tell you, the "sack" is more cute in person than in the pics, and that's saying a lot.  :-)  My sister thinks I should use it as a Christmas purse & she's right, it's perfect for that!!  Problem is, we're supposed to leave all the wrapped gifts in it until we open them at Christmas.  Hmmm.... I think I can leave the gifts wrapped until then (though it won't be easy and my sister swears I can't do it! LOL) but I think I might just have to put them in something else, because that "sack" purse is going to be going with me when I go Christmas shopping and anywhere else! Do you ever find it hard to follow the rules too?  lol  Thank you again Carol - LOVE it! :-)

Ray & I put the top down on the t-bird yesterday a.m. & drove to Florence.  I found out there is a new Joann's over there & I'd never been to one.  There is also a Hobby Lobby I've been in a couple of times.  The only thing that would have made it better would have been a nice large quilt shop or a cross stitch shop with lots of models to look at.  Oh well....   ;-)

We stopped & had "brunch" at iHop & then went to Kohls first and then on to Hobby Lobby.  I was very good - only came out with 2 wooden boxes for Blackbird Designs pieces and a cut of fabric with peace signs to make my niece a cover for a journal.  She found one in her school fundraising book that she begged me to buy for her, but it was $8! It  was just a spiral bound composition book that she would have used up in no time....  I just knew I'd be able to find similar fabric to make her something she could use until she was tired of it and I was right!  Now to get it made.....

Then it was on to Joann's.....  They do have A LOT of stuff don't they???  I wasn't overly impressed with their fabrics to be totally honest - I'm too used to Moda now...  ;-)  but I did get a few little cuts for some Halloween applique that won't be used a lot, so they will be fine for that.  Geez, I've turned into a fabric snob I'm afraid.  Shame on me, but it's true. :-]  Once you use the "good stuff", there is no going back I'm afraid!    I also bought the new limited edition Ginger Scissors (so pretty) and some threads.  See, I was VERY good!  That's what happens when you have as much stash as a craft store....  lol

It was great to take the day off & get away.  The weather was gorgeous & I even got a tiny bit of sun on my cheeks & arms during the long ride there & back.  Today I have lots & lots of things that I have to do around the house.  My mother-in-law is coming for a visit at the end of the week.  I think she is staying 10 days or so.  Don't know how we'll keep her entertained for so long, but we'll do our best!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead & I hope to be back soon with some pictures of stitching and sewing! :-)

6 comments:

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sounds like a very fun day - and you certainly deserve it! You were almost TOO good!!

Fiona said...

Glad you and Ray had a day off. It sounds like you had a good time and didn't buy too much.

Nan said...

Sounds like a perfect day. I love your Santa sack and I think I would have trouble sticking to the rules too.
Take care and see you soon!

Myra said...

That is a pretty bag and I think I would have to carry it at Christmastime too. Sounds like you had a wonderful day and after all you have been through with your eyes I know you needed and deserved it.

Karen said...

It was a perfect day for a ride with top down! Love the bag you got and I agree it will make the perfect holiday purse!

have a good week...

Dianne Mitzel said...

Forgot to comment on your Santa Sack, love it, that Carol is a whiz in the sewing room. I have a Boston also, Katie. Her 2 are almost as adorable as Katie!!