Friday, February 5, 2010

What a Girl's Gotta Do

I'm a trooper but I had to throw in the towel (boxing terms).
I have been "under the weather"
and finally had to give up and go to the doctor yesterday!
Once they get you though... they seem to want to keep you. I had to go back and see another one again today and get poked prodded and biopsied and get some medicine too!
(those pills almost glow! scary!)
What I really want is to just soak in a hot tub& then curl up on the couch in my sweats & vegitate!
I have a rule though...
for every 15 minutes I have to be at the doctor's office... I get the same amount in $$$, to treat myself to something indulging to kind of make up for the pain and suffering!
So, I actually had a full punch card and my doctor visit was just a minute or two away from Quilter's Paradise, so I popped in to allow myself 15 minutes of shopping bliss.
(Before returning to work).
Now, had I not been sick and trying to manage with a raging migraine I would have thought to take some photos of their fantastic quilt shop!
I could kick myself... but I have been abused enough.
I got that little jelly roll of Oz, because I was jealous of those Schnibblers who won the Oz layer cakes from Carrie! I had been wanting this pattern and they had it there right by the front door. It's by Laura Nownes & Diane M. They had one made up in the store... it was so cute. I also spied this scrap bag- I recognised that it was Astor Manor in the little window! I loved working with it in Sunday's Best, so I couldn't resist!

I am just finishing up on this quilt. I had ran out of squares for some reason while in the middle of making it... but I made a phone call and a friend of mine came by with her stash of Authentic and let me pick out what I needed! That was a "Bail Out" of the best kind...
and no government needed!

I finished this little blanket and got it in the mail for a sweet little baby girl born in December. The little scotty was made by my "Bail Out" friend and has lavender in a little pouch inside to help the baby sleep.

This here is calling my name.
It looks like it's going to be so fun.
I did the one year before last.
I didn't get to do last year's BOM.
The FQS block of the month doesn't start til June.
The fabric is by Kate Spain & is so cute; like vintage Christmas wrapping paper. The blocks are designed by some wonderful and talented women, like:

Anka's Treasures, Bonnie & Camille, Bunny Hill Designs, Fig Tree Quilts,
Minick & Simpson, Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, Pieces from My Heart, The Pattern Basket
to name some of them.
Um, eee, uhhh... should I?



I like your rule---I have "rules" to for things--we quilters are "funny" aren't we????
I am looking for some more of the authentic fabric too--I won 4 fat quarters of it just recently and would like more--didn't realize it would be soo hard to find!!! Hope all your tests at the doctors come out okay and that you are feeling fine--soon--like tomorrow!!!
Smiles and Hugs, Di

Ariane said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love your Authentic quilt top. It is looking great. That little baby quilt is adorable.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like your thinking girl. I've been visiting my Dr since the first of the year, but I never equated it with rewarding myself with a LQS run. I like your plan :-) Hope you will be feeling better soon.

Sherri said...

Hope you are better soon...I love your Dr.'s office philosophy (though I don't want to be sick to borrow the idea)! Love your baby quilt...what a great pattern...and your Fresh Vintage quilt is wonderful with Authentic...I just love it!!! And yes, you must join the 2010 Designer Mystery Quilt!!! I just joined the other day!

Simone de Klerk said...

I love your rule! I think I will use it next time I have to see the doctor. Then at least there is something fun to it.
Hope you will soon feel much better!
And yes, I have been looking at that BOM too. Not sure weather I should start. Still time to think, I guess (O:
Have a lovely weekend!

Stina said...

Love the your lovely rule.. think I have to "invent" something like this that works for me too...
And Im sorry to hear you have not been weell...hope all the doctors appointments makes you feel better..:o) HUGS....
Nice shopping and some quiting makes wonder too.. :o)

PunkiePie said...

I hope you start feeling better soon. Something has hit our house too. It's not good. Thankfully Amelia is on the mend but me? Not so much. Love your fabric shopping philosophy. I'll have to try that next time! But I don't think I could just limit myself to 15 minutes!

jaybird said...

sorry your sick!! that is never fun.. but new yummy fabric & quilt goodies are... so i fully support you treating yourself!

Julie said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well and I hope you get better real soon. But I do like your rule and it looks like you got some wonderful things! I love the little quilt that is one lucky baby!

Big Hugs!

Dianne said...

OK, 1st of all, you know that you're not going to be able to resist the just give in now! 2nd, I am DROOLING over your interpretation of that posie quilt! What a unique one it will be, and so pretty!

Michelle said...

I had that same rule when my youngest two were newborns -- every time I survived a trip to the pedatrician I got fabric or yarn. I can trace a lot of my stash back to doctor-induced shopping!

Nancy said...

Yeah, I was sick this week and now I too can go shopping. I love your rules . . . hope you feel better . . . your little baby quilt with the scotty dog is wonderful.
Nancy in AZ

Blacksheep Bliss said...

I hope you feel better soon. I've been spending lots of time at the doctor too, but there's not a fabric shop anywhere closeby! I like the fabric you picked! Can't wait to see everything finished.

Needled Mom said...

Great projects! I love your reward for time spent at the doctors. It is such a good idea.