Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Miscellaneous Wednesday........

I cannot keep to a schedule of any kind it seems so when and what I blog about will pretty much always be up for grabs. I tried having a "schedule" to my blogs but it just doesn't work for me.
Yesterday, Sue, The Book Fairy, stopped by and look what she brought me!
11 DVDs of Cirque Du Soleil.....she's loaning them to me and I would never make it to Vegas to see them so this might be interesting.....I don't really like to watch much as I'm usually too busy doing some kind of handwork.  I think that's why I like to "listen" to t.v. programs where I won't miss anything. We'll see how this goes.  
She did bring me a "listening" cd that looks right up my alley..........
and a book I can't wait to start......
Last but not least she brought me this big, beautiful book on papercrafts.........
I started reading it last night as I have wanted to delve into this but most people assume you already have scrap booked or made cards and I haven't!  I don't know the first thing about it so this should be fun!
Sue stayed and had a cup of tea and told me about what she's been working on....a string quilt!  I'd never heard of them so I asked her to explain and give a little demo.  Later I went on the internet and realized this is the perfect quilt for those of us who cannot throw away the tiniest scraps!  Talk about "waste not, want not" and re-purposing and so pretty!  Take a look..............this is from Millies Quilting   using 1930's fabrics.  I really like this one.
 just finished the quilting on my 1930 s string quilt
This one from Craftsy uses more modern fabrics and I like it too.

BTW, when I tested the link to Craftsy, I noticed they are having a S A L E   65% off of yarns, fabrics, and classes.  Just sayin'!
I also received this birthday gift from QVC in the mail.  I was shocked as I'm not a regular shopper but I did buy a few things for the grands for Christmas.  It is a really nice bag too!
 It's that waterproof nylon, faux leather and it zips closed!  Thank you QVC!  (Most "free" bags are not anything you really want to be seen in public with but this one is really nice!).  
Today I went to Walmart, did laundry, and that's about it.  Tomorrow I'll show you what I got at Walmart...exciting, huh?
Happy Trails!


  1. What a neat bag and very nice as a gift! Love all the books and movies too. It's fun to get ideas from craft books. I finally started working on a new art journal today. I needed to do something different. I get burned out when I sew a lot. lol Enjoy your week! So what did you get at Walmart? Groceries, I hope? heehee! Hugs, Diane

  2. That is a pretty blue of happiness for your bag. The paper craft book looks fun to try out. What a treasure of Cirque du Soleil. They will fill in many hours. We saw Kurios during Thanksgiving break. Took our girls for the first time. They loved it.

  3. Hi Sam, you have a lot of things to keep you busy. You commented on my blog today that you might start reading the Mma Ramotswe series again, by Alexander McCall Smith. I hope you do, isn't he the best? I love the Mitford series too and am reading Jacqueline Winspear too. I think we have similar reading tastes. The book you mention about Alaska sounds intriguing.

  4. Email me if you have questions since I am a paper person I might be able to help you out...I even made my own envelopes once upon a time! Oh I love the quilt and you know I am not a sewer.
    Cute blue bag:)

  5. I think most creative people have trouble sticking to a schedule! I love all your new books and project ideas. And Happy Birthday, that is a cute purse!

  6. Nice bag! Once again, you have some very interesting books.

  7. Oooooh nice everything!! Would love to get my hands on that paper book! And I would definitely would be the person who'd collect every tiny fabric scrap there is, and then never get around to making the quilt :) And that's such a nice bag, congrats on your b-day by the way! I totally understand the schedule-thing.. I try it every time and every time... :)


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