Saturday, September 8, 2012

Number 97 at the Cutting Counter

While on a much needed extra-long lunch break recently, I decided to go to a well-known craft/fabric store to pick up a few items, especially one particular item that I've been trying to purchase for over two weeks, but they never have it in stock, even though they ordered it over a month ago. How's that for a nice long run-on sentence? ;)

I went to the back of the store to see if the 2-inch Nu-Foam was in stock, and it was!! So excited! Finally! I started walking towards the cutting counter to see about getting someone to cut it for me. No one was at the counter, but I saw an employee walking towards me, so I asked her how I could go about getting a yard of this item.  It's a pretty large box - probably at least 2'x2'x2', so I wasn't sure if they rolled it out back there or carried the whole box to the cutting counter. She offered to get the box and take it to the counter because "We can't cut it back here." Ummm....OK...thanks? 

After we got back to the cutting counter, she said "Did you take a number?" SERIOUSLY?? I think there was one other person in the entire store!! I said "No. I just stopped to ask you a question, and we just got back to the counter." She then asked me to take a number and tell her what the number was. OK, first, I looked around to make sure I wasn't on Candid Camera (is that show still around?) or Punk'd. Then I took a number --#97. She then got on the PA system to announce that she was assisting #97 at the cutting counter. OMG!! It felt like a scene from Saturday Night Live with Kristen Wiig playing a fabric store employee! Ha Ha! When I went through the checkout, I was told once again that they had no bags (they've had no bags for quite a while now!l)  Twilight Zone?? So I piled all of my smaller items into my big piece of foam and walked all the way back to my car...still feeling like I was on some TV show. What a strange little shopping trip! 

Oh....and when I went there again just the other day, (yes, I go there a lot),  I noticed the lady in front of me walking out with a pile of fabric with all of her little stuff piled on top, so I was prepared to stuff everything into my purse.  It's a good thing that I had my Roxie in Red Kaboo bag that I won on Craftaholics Anonymous. :D

Oh, and here's a pic of what I'm currently working on :)


Monday, September 3, 2012

....and we have a winner!


I wasn't sure how to use the random number generator that I signed up for, and I didn't want to write down 146 numbers on little slips of paper, so I googled random number generators and found violetcottage.  I just put in the number of comments, and clicked "pick a number" and it gave me #23!!

The winner of the Blog Hop Giveaway
is.......

Blogger Lucy @ Charm About You said...
I am a new follower! Huge congratulations on the 5 years and also for your birthday :)
Great giveaway!


Congratulations, Lucy! 
You just won this!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Music-Themed Quilt, Cancer, and Blog Hop

I'm overwhelmed by the number of people who have entered the Quilting Gallery's Blog Hop & giveaway so far! I guess I hadn't really thought about how many entries I would end up with. And there are still a few days left to enter, so don't forget to enter! Click here to go to Quilting Gallery's list of participating blogs. 

I started to reply to everyone individually, but I didn't get very far. If you don't receive a personal reply right away, PLEASE don't take it personally! I'll be replying to a few each day.  I think I actually replied twice to 2 or 3 of you. Whoops! 

I have read every single one of them, and I'm amazed at the number of cancer survivors, or those that have been touched by cancer in some way. 

When I'm not reading your comments, I'm either working, sleeping, eating, or quilting. There's a special quilt I'm working on. One of our friends (one of my husband's best friends since high school--30+ years) has been diagnosed with Stage IV head and neck cancer (the same type of cancer that I had), and his friends in California are putting on a benefit at the end of September to include quite a line-up of bands as he's a local producer/director. I decided to sew a music-themed quilt to be raffled off at the benefit, so I need to spend as much time as I can sewing every single day....which I don't mind a bit!  Here's a sneak peek at the fabrics I'll be using. 
I'll be sure to post a pic of the quilt as soon as it's finished - I'm so excited about seeing this one complete!