Friday, March 1, 2013


It's Friday again and what a week of gorgeous weather it has been here in Southern California!  Spring is definitely in the air!   On Wed. mom and I headed down to the JoAnne's in Ontario as not only is it one of the biggest JoAnne's, it also has the little scooters.  Now mom has not been in a scooter since breaking her neck, and she was kind of hesitant to give it a whirl, but she decided she would try.  She did perfectly!  YAY!  I really want to get started on my sewing for the new babies, and I had a 20 percent off your entire purchase coupon, so I thought I might get a couple of things.  WELL!  After we arrived, I discovered that the Snuggle flannel fabric was 60 percent off!  This was not advertised (I can't imagine why ~ or maybe I just missed it!) so I was almost giddy.  My coupon was good for even "sale" items, meaning that meant the fabric would be 80 percent off altogether!!  80 percent!!  Practically free, haha!  I decided to stock up some.  The receiving blankets, little nightshirts, and the burp cloths are all made with this flannel.  So I just bought a bunch of what I liked, in the colors Larissa prefers (Mel still has plenty of these items from Sam to pass down to Luke) and I will decide later what is going to be for what.  I am also going to make 3 rag quilts.  Now these will be VERY planned, so I did not purchase any fabric for them yet, HOWEVER, some of what I bought might work.  I am going to be making a single sized bed quilt for Sam's new room and big boy bed out of John Deere.  And then I am going to make one each for the new babies.  I am also going to make them both some sheets, and bumper pads for Larissa, and new valances for Melody.  As you can see LOTS AND LOTS of sewing to do, and I am soo looking forward to it.  I have researched and studied how to make the rag quilts, and I honestly think they will be very easy,  so I hope I am not wrong with 3 of them planned.  Here are some of the fabrics I bought.


Almost 3 hours later we left JoAnnes and decided to stop for some lunch.  It was such a beautiful day that we went through a drive through and rolled down our windows and ate in the car.  I thought it might be a little easier than getting mom in and out of the car again, but then eating in the car with her neck brace on was not exactly hassle free either.  Oh well, we enjoyed our lunch nonetheless. After that we decided to stop by Joe's new studio as we had to drive right by it on our way home, and mom of course has not seen it yet.  Joe was there with Cody and the painter was there as well finishing up with the last of the art work.  Now Joe has been technically opened for a couple of months now, teaching his regular classes and doing his private lessons and all, and has signed up several new students as well (thank you Lord!) but his big grand opening is this week-end.  He has both the fire department coming with a big fire engine the kids can see, and the police department as well as Joe is doing a free community service Kid Safety Day.  They have advertised in the paper, and have sent home over 10,000 flyers in the local school system about this event.  Hopefully this will also bring many more new students to the studio.  Mom was soo happy to see Joe as she has not seen him in a while.  Cody was happy to see me and we enjoyed our time.  Poor mom was really tired after our outing though, and took a 3 hour nap after we got home!

Today I am busy doing laundry and getting mom's stuff together to go to my sister's for the week-end.  Hope you all have a wonderful week-end, and having something relaxing planned.  Blessings to you all!


  1. Oh I could happily spend three hours in a fabric store, especially one having that kind of a sale. You're going to be happily busy. How fun for you and your mom to get out and enjoy the spring-like day. A happy weekend to you!

  2. Oh wow, you really hit the jackpot at Joanns!! I need to go get some things soon too! The babies will be all set. How exciting for your expanding family!
    I loved that you and your Mom drove through and ate your your lunch in the car. My Nana is not doingtoo well lately, and we have actually done this a couple of times, and yes, it is so much easier than fussing with finding close parking, then getting her in and to the door.
    The weather we are having is just so beautiful! Makes me want to rise and dawn, and be out until dark!!!
    Loved your precious post too....missed it I guess.
    XO Kris

  3. Well, I hear the buzz of the sewing machine all the way here in Louisiana. What lovely pieces!

    I'm envious of your wonderful weather but we're hopeful that Spring is around the corner.

    Happy weekend!

  4. All the fabric is so darling. I know your family will all appreciate these wonderful gifts made with love from you! I love going to Joanne's and Michael's. I could spend all afternoon in either of them just browsing. Of course I usually end up buying something!

  5. Love the fabric, especially the one with the little John Deere tractors. Looks like you are going to be busy for awhile

  6. I made a couple of "blankies" for my grandsons out of that train flannel from JoAnn's! (Blankies are what we call blankets I make out of 3 yards of flannel - just turn and sew the edges under and voila! a nice blanket for lying on the couch, road trips, naps, etc.)

    I've never heard of rag quilts ... I will need to go research that. You are so talented to make sheets and bumper pads! I can't wait to see your finished projects!

    No wonder your mom took a nap when she got home ... I'm worn out just reading about all you did. ;-)

  7. Debbie
    All of your fabrics are so cute.
    You'll have so much fun making your rag quilts. They aren't hard at all!
    It's so wonderful how far your Mother has come along after being so ill. Praise the Lord!
    Also, I wish your son many blessings with his business.

  8. I could easily spend three hours in a good fabric store, especially if they were having a sale and I was in a scooter!

    I'm so happy for you with the weather and that your mom is progressing. Those two factors together make for such a light and happy day.

    And of course, sewing for your little great expectations is just the gravy on the taters, isn't it?

  9. Three hours in a fabric store? You must have been in heaven. :) The fabric looks really nice and I'm sure you'll be very busy getting things ready.

  10. You put so much thought into choosing the fabric, and I know the recipients will be thrilled. What fun to spend so much time in Joann's store. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

    The fireman teaching the little ones is good! I love seeing their little faces.


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