Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Help me!

Yesterday I was roaming around some blogs I read and came across Allison's post about some cute fabric she had found at JoAnn's. Very cute! I happened to need to go and get some batting so we sweet talked hubby into driving down to Columbus with us and went shopping. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it!) the nearest Joann's is about an hour away. Anyway - here's what I got!

This first group is going to be made into a lap quilt for my husband's employee. She will be leaving us in August to go to grad school in Texas. She was #1 in her graduating class and we are not sure how we will ever replace her. We have been lucky to have her with us for two years. Anyway - I wanted to make her something special as a going-away gift.

And then there is this lemon fabric! I love it! It is an Alexander Henry fabric and it is so bright and cheery! It has a nice weight to it.

These last two are from Hobby Lobby. They remind me of the Orla Kiely stuff at Target.

This is a little peak at three lap quilts I am making for the sons of a friend of ours that passed away suddenly last week. The boys are 15, 12, and 9. They will have a long road ahead of them without their mama - breaks my heart. My stomach is still in knots whenever I think about it.

We were supposed to be in Washington DC this week for spring break but Ian came down with a bad cough last week so we decided it wasn't wise to go off like that. Now me and hubby are getting so throats so it is just as well that we are at home. Gives me lots of time to sew though!


Mimi said...

You really had quite a shopping trip to Joann's. Your fabric is lovely and will make into a beautiful quilt for your grad student/employee who is leaving. She will remember you fondly and always treasure how sweet you are.

I can't imagine how the boys must feel who lost their mama. How very sad.

Hope you enjoy spring break even though you don't get to go to D.C. Hope you feel better soon.

Thanks for sharing.


Lindah said...

Such pretty, springy fabrics! It always interests me to see the varied fabric collections available in different Joann's stores. We have nothing resembling those lovely fabrics here. Different area/different style, I guess.
I am so sorry about your friend. I'm sure the lap quilt will bring comfort to her family...and to you as you prepare it.

jacquie said...

what wonderful fabrics!!! love those from hobby lobby.

Shasta said...

What great fabric - you are tempting me to go shopping as well.