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Friday, August 5, 2011


I'm a slacker. I didn't finish the quilting as I had hoped. I did finish the eggs, but I got distracted while marking the curved grid lines. No really I did. There was so many lines and I didn't know if they were right or wrong, so I just stoped. I may have needed a nap, but instead I dragged Gail to the fabric store. She didn't complain either. We were both in a slump and needed retail therapy.
Want to see what I bought?
Some Ghastly's! I've seen them around blog land and I just needed some, for what, I'll figure out at a later date.
I love the guy at the lower right end, he's walking an invisible dog. And that witch, she's so scary! Over to the left middle, there is a coven of witches with a cloud of angst in the air. And among all this creepiness, is a little girl in pink. How did she get here? Is she like the normal niece in the "Munsters"?

I was also looking around in the internets and I found a Robert Kaufman fabric that would be perfect for my son. It's a black Halloween fabric with purple, green and orange hearses. It would be perfect for him, truly perfect. Why? To go with his own hearse of course. My son is a serious collector of odd, the hearse being some of this.
That car is our go to in October. We may get looks, but it's the best car for the month of October. So I know he needs this fabric. But again I don't know what for. Hubby suggested boxers but I think he needs more. If you come up with anything, let me know.

Tis the beginnings of the weekend. I'm going to try really hard not to get distracted and get back to my quilting. I'm so close I can feel the binding around my neck. Good luck with all your weekend plans. See back here Monday.
Take care, Brandie


Anita said...

Shopping instead of a nap...I can handle that. :) Love love that fabric, where did you get it?

Library Gal Quilts said...

Gayle at Morning Star made a quilt from that fabric and you should have seen it! A is for Adorable. Maybe she took a pix! Super cute stuff. I agree. Retail Therapy is just as good as a nap. ;)

debbie said...

A hearse? Really? I almost bought a 68 Caddy hearse in 1981. It was so nice, in such good shape and very low mileage. I was traveling with RB&BB Circus at the time. I had my own vehicle that I had to drive from town to town, instead of riding on the train. I thought it would be nice to have a place to stretch out while my husband was driving. Passed on it because I was not willing to sell my 71 Firebird. Can't you just see the looks on State Troopers faces? We thought that might cause a problem too! Curtains for the hearse would be good \O/

You'll get back to those arches...any day now. A little retail therapy is good to get the heart pumping, and the imagination going too.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Hearse curtains? A pillowcase or two? I'm sure you will find something fun to make your DS. :-) Have a great weekend!

paulette said...

I stumbled onto your blog and saw your little basket quilt!! I LOVE IT!! Can you please tell me the name of the pattern...I went way back in your the birth of your quilt and never did see the pattern...did you come up with the design? Anyways I would love to make it you foresee a basket tutorial in your future?? hahaha...just wondering...oh I have signed on to follow...just in case! :o)
Take care!

Jean said...

you know how some guys wear those loud Hawaiian shirts? How about a hearse shirt... and if he wears it again it will be a re-hearse shirt (sorry, couldn't resist!)


P.S. Congrats on the win!

M and M plus 3 said...

Some pretty fabric, I've seen them here and there as well. I did some retail therapy myself today at the quilt store. I purchased 4 quilt backings.