Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Where were you at 6:00 a.m. this Morning?

I was in my sister's driveway picking her up to hit the after Christmas sales.

We shopped till we nearly dropped -- 4.5 hours and only hit four stores.

I bought everything from a black blazer and pink shirt at Penney's to these cookie/food ornaments (also at Penneys).

We spent a lot of time in Joanne's fabric store. I bought some bronze fabric to make a tree skirt for next year, 12 big bronze poinsettias, and a ton of little gifts to use for next year's party presents.

My sister didn't buy nearly as much as I did, but she gets the prize for the most unique item. She bought a talking fly swatter. Yes, after you swat the fly, it says things like, "hasta la vista, baby!" and "today was not your lucky day". LOL. She says her husband will love it. I guess he is always swatting flies.

Yesterday afternoon I cut fabric for the binding for my "Starry Log" quilt that I pieced last winter/spring. It's a king size and let me tell you, that's a lot of binding! Just look at it

It goes all the way across the dining room table and back to the family room entrance. It's about 37 feet long. I worked on it a little last night and for about an hour today. I am halfway done.

Hopefully by tomorrow night I will be sleeping under that quilt. That will be two quilts finished in the past week.

It's a record for me!

We had fun this year with my new treasure hunt game. Here is one group looking for "a green pear candle
Here's mom looking for her last item -- a humming bird sipping nectar from a pink flower".
Everyone had a tough time finding him. I don't know why, as he was right out in the front!

I think most people had fun with it and I will probably do it again next year.


  1. That's a lot of binding! But I don't mind that part because it's the very last thing I do before the quilt is complete. :)

    For the first time, I didn't hit the after-Xmas sales. There really wasn't anything that I wanted or needed, and I decided just getting stuff cheap was cluttering up my house.

  2. My, but you are quite ambitious! I barely left my house today, though I did do a bit of shopping online, I bought some poinsettia pinwheels to put outside next year.

    I can't wait to hear what you have cooked up for New Years!

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  3. There is no way you'd find me in those "zoo-like" stores on boxing day! I don't want anything that
    You did find some neat things though, Zoey.
    So what was I doing at 6 am??Snoozin'..

  4. The binding almost looks like the yellow brick road! Wow! I could never get that straight, I'm afraid.
    Well, I went to a store at 7:30 tonight and got 75% off things I wanted and was afraid were gone-cardinal salt and pepper shakers and as a bonus-the sugar and creamer. I also got some foodie ornaments. And a cloche as Brian had gotten me one in the store and I wanted another. I do want to hit Jo-Ann's when I go see my mom in a few days. You did well!
    I'm glad your game was a hit!
    My kitty Cosmo found the trivet under the tree-and you guessed it-he thought it was a mini bed for him!

  5. I was in NY City at 6AM on the 26th..and still snoozing!
    Sounds like you had a fun Christmas Zoey. So did we.
    You've been a busy girl and your quilt looks lovely.
    Happy New Year to you and I hope 2008 is filled with rich blessings for you and your hubby.


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