Last night Joe and I had the pleasure of going out for dinner with my Mother and her life-long friend Carol. They had spent the day shopping in the States and stopped to meet us for dinner on their way home.
My Mother ALWAYS had goodies for me when I see her and this visit was no different.
The basket is full of quilting scraps from my Mother's neighbour, Dianne. The big bag of buttons are from my father's cousin Mildred and the awesome bright buttons and fat quarters are from Carol. Thanks everyone!!!
I knew that my Mother was going to the "good" Joann's on her shopping trip so I e-mailed her a picture of the Alexander Henry Apple & Pears fabric and gave her strict instructions to buy me at least 3 yards of it if she saw it. She found it and proceded to buy me all the fabric left on the bolt, which was approximately 3 yards.
On the drive down Carol and my Mother poured through the Joann's flyer and picked out a sewing machine that was on sale that my Mother wanted to buy. She has taken up sewing again and wants to get a portable machine that she can take to classes and quilting retreats (yet she doesn't quilt *ahem*). So, after finding the fabric for me she met up with Carol who asked if she found the sewing machine. My Mother had completely forgotten that she was supposed to buy one. They had a good laugh, and as it turned out the machine my mother had chosen was not in stock so she left without a machine.
Here is a picture of my Mom's latest sewing project. It's a card clutch. She made it with fabric that I thrifted and I love it, although I don't love the pictures, they don't do it justice (sorry Mom).
After closely examining it (it's sewn PERFECTLY) I mentioned the word "Etsy" to my Mother who immediately said "NO WAY". I asked her what she would charge for it and she said $150.00....LOL!!!!!!! Ok, I guess she won't be selling many card clutches on Etsy.
And what would a post lately be without more tote bags.
I've temporarily run out of pillowcases so I've dug into my stash. The two totes that are the same and the fish tote are Alexander Henry prints. Love them.