Remember I told you last Thursday that my childcare kids were all sick? (Read about that here if you missed it) Well it was true-they were all very sick….Friday none of them came to childcare. That left me with an open day…except for Carver. He wasn’t sick. Being he only comes part time I was hoping that he would avoid it.
Well Kelli and I decided that we’d drive over to Osage to The Stitchery Nock. They were framing a piece that Kelli did and she wanted to pick it up. I was game for a drive and Kalissa didn’t mind if we took Carver so we declared a “ROAD TRIP”. To get to Osage we needed to drive through New Hampton. Well I wanted to pick up some wide backings for a few of my quilts and Kelli, after seeing my batiks, wanted some of her own. We stopped at Material Magic. That’s the store that is going out of business and has discounted prices.
I ended up coming home with this….
The big chunks of reds and purple are all for backings for quilt tops that I have that are waiting for backs. I so want to get my personal longarm quilting caught up and now I won’t be able to use the excuse that I hate piecing backs. I now have plenty of wide backings for a bit…So watch for some quilt finishes coming up! I am going to tackle them.
The ABC panel, I already have one of. It’s very boyish and I’ve liked it. I’m hoping to do a more boyish version of the last ABC quilt that I did…this one will be boyish but someone needs to have a boy baby!
The batiks I got because…um, I now like batiks and “just need a few more for collecting”…I keep telling myself to not buy too many but who can resist? Right?
There are some little prints on top of the purple pile. Those are only 1/8 yard cuts. Long ago a blog reader sent in an ABC charity quilt for me to machine quilt. I adored the quilt. It had an alphabet letter and then had items with the letter’s beginning sound sewn around the letter…so I am starting to collect a few novelty prints to someday make one. It will take a long time. At some point I’m guessing I’ll need some help with it from all of you!!
I did go shopping with a list and on the list I needed a purple for binding the mystery. Material Magic had nothing in Civil War prints in purple so I walked over to the other quilt shop in town. They had one…and also a couple more batiks in purple. Kelli and I are both in the planning stages of making Floribunda (a Bonnie Hunter quilt) She used quite a few purples in hers and purple is a color I don’t have much of…this should help the cause. I did refrain and only get four cuts of fabric here…see?
After New Hampton we headed to Osage…I’ll tell you more about that in another post. I will tell you this much though.
Carver started coughing as we pulled into town…I feared he had gotten what the childcare kids had. We hurried through the rest of our shopping wanting to get him home if was sick. The cough got worse as we got closer and closer to home. We called Kalissa to let her know.
He’s been a real trooper over the weekend-obviously not feeling well- but happy none-the-less. This morning he’s worse and I just got a call from Kalissa. They were on their way to urgent care with him. She’s going to call me once she knows more. UGH.
So far, I’m okay…I don’t know if my flu shot is managing this, God is watching over me, I washed my hands enough, OR if I’ll be sick tomorrow. It really seems to come on quick. Carver was really good in the morning…I didn’t have any clue that he was sick and just a couple hours later, it was obvious.
Who knows if I’ll have kids for childcare tomorrow. The sickness around here is not fun.
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