Monday, July 11, 2011

My New Friend, Joann

The day before the Great Flood of '11, Boots and I went our separate ways, as in he went fishing and I went shopping with my aunt, cousin, and my Meme (whose not really my Meme, but might as well be.)  Boots caught a few fish and I made a new friend named Joann.

Joann has cute sewing supply boxes like this......

......on the cheap like this!  (too bad I don't sew)
($7.97, kinda blurry)

Joann says that owls are popular baby patterns......

......I agree.

I found some material for my next Pocahontas outfit.

Boots getting his pre-fishing haircut. 
(Picture messages are great, its how we stay together apart!)

And something that looked like a veil.

Gypsy fabrics!

Mourning lace.

Green velvet is very Scarlet O'Hara, don't you think?

Plastic black with glitter!!

For when you feel like making your own blue jeans.....

Oh! Artificial ranunculus!
I so wanted to buy these, but then what would I do with them?
I'll just plant real ones instead.

I was in love!

More owls.  I wondered what I could iron this on.  Leg of my pants, perhaps?

You know I love peacock feathers, right? 
 If I was cute, I'd put this in my hair and wear it.

Peacock themed stationary paper!!

I loooooooove fabric flowers!  How cute!

Eel!  Gross!

Hand Applique with Embroidery by Sandra Leichner
I  looked at everything on every aisle in the store before I started on the book racks. 
I would love to do something like this.

The Joy of Sox by Linda Kopp
This one is for Boots since he used to call me Sox.

A to Z of Crochet: The Ultimate Guide for the Beginner to Advanced Crocheter
This might be helpful since I know zero about crocheting.

Baby catfish.

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
This wanted to go home with me.
I loved it, absolutely adored this book.
(It was kinda high-priced so I left it then bought it the next day at Barnes & Noble.
Now I gotta learn to crochet.
And knit.)

Crocheted Flowers by Nicky Epstein
Very creative!

Yeah, I need this.

Serendipity Quilts: Cutting Loose Fabric Collage by Susan Carlson
The quilts in this book were beautiful!
We spent about fifteen minutes trying to convince my hardheaded genius cousin (who adamently refused!) to make this.
Because she could totally do it.
(Check out my aunt's "modeling hands!")

I leave you with this disturbing image of a gar fish, hung on side of the boat.
Yikes, oh, my toes!

In the end I left with a plastic 6mm crochet hook, quilting needles and quilting thread for less than 10 big ones. 

When we got back from our shopping trip, my aunt, my cousin, my Popaw and my Granny all helped me glue the top onto the cotton inside and back of my future kid's quilt.
It was kind of a reality check moment thinking about preparing for the future in such a physical way since usually we prepare emotionally, spiritually, and financially for things.
Kinda scary.

I borrowed a quilting frame from Meme, but haven't even touched it or the quilt because like I said- this was the day before the Great Flood.

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