Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Old Friends

Cinderella has always been my favorite Disney film.  I've shared Christmas with Gus and Jaq for many years - they were a 'fun meal' treat one Christmas season when my kids were small.  We were shopping one evening and stopped at McDonald's for a quick dinner.  After all these years, I still remember that evening - the teenage server let me have one of each ornament even though they were supposed to be dispersed on alternate weeks.  I was grateful that he bent the rules for me (and I still am)!  I've passed many of our family ornaments to my kids (with families of their own), but the Cinderella mice stay with me.  They always coax a smile when I unpack them from the ornament box (and I'm a little sad to wrap them up on New Year's Day).  

We took a road trip to Austin over Thanksgiving - it's a longggg trip.  Hubby was a good sport and stopped at Common Threads on the way home (even though we still had 20 hours of road time ahead).  They were having a great sale - lots of bolts at 50% off.  I had too much fun!

And to add to the damage, I placed on on-line order just before we left.  I've noticed a change in my fabric buying lately - I'm adding more lights to the stash.  I tend to gravitate to mediums and darks. 

The top fabric is the butterscotch version of the fabric I purchased about a month ago in a faded rose color (Jo Morton Complements by Andover).  I had a hard time deciding between the two colors in the quilt shop.  Lucky me!  I found the butterscotch on sale on the web.

There is some sewing going on at my house (between holiday prep and my 'day job') - sewing the binding on a bed quilt and working on the Twinkling Pinwheels (think I've settled on a game plan for this one).

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year!  I know it's a little early, but 'just in cases' (Love Actually).  Thanks for stopping by!


Janet O. said...

We only got the "Gus, Gus" ornament years ago for my youngest son (who is now 23). But he wouldn't put it on the tree. It went to bed with him at night and up with him in the morning. I saw it recently among some of his childhood treasures. Great memories.
Love the fabrics that have joined your stash. My kind of colors--and lights are a good thing to collect. I can never find them in the stores when I ned them.
Lucky you--no sewing at my house for over a week now. Trying to get the binding on a gift quilt tonight.

QuiltinMama said...

My Mom and I stop at Common Threads when you go to quilt retreat up that direction. Did you stop at A Sewing Basket in Salado? If not, don't miss it the next time you come this way.

Dawn said...

Beautiful holiday memories, so glad you shared.
Love your shopping finds too.

Here's to lots of stitching in 2012!!

quiltygal said...

Love the fabric buys beautiful colours Jo Morten fabric is always so nice....

Kathie said...

ohh looks like a lot of good buys!
that butterscotch color fabric I thought about buying yardage of too! think its going to make a wonderful background in a quilt
can't wait to see what you do with it
Merry Christmas!!!!!

Nicky said...

Great memories!

Great fabric buys!

Lori said...

Your additions to the stash are lovely!! And even better on sale!!
Merry Christmas to you too.

Barb said...

I too love Cindarelly, cindarelly....
the mice are so fun.
Your new fabrics are soft and pretty, can't wait to see what you make with them.
Happy Christmas to you and yours!