The other day I received a cute e-mail from someone thanking me for my blog - she enjoys it immensely and said it looks like I always do so many fun things, always have so much fun. Me?? You're kidding, right? My life is beyond boring I'm afraid and an exciting day for me lately is taking a walk with the dog and finding a penny, LOL.
"Look, Mom, ANOTHER penny!"
Last week, however, I did make my own granola, from scratch. That was exciting and fun too. This week we have to buy a new dishwasher. That will certainly be a lot of fun. Last week I also burned the top part of my foot while refilling the steam vaporizer (ouch!). It blistered and hurt so much I couldn't wear a shoe for days, had to stay home, keep the foot clean and change the bandage often. But I read a few books and got caught up on some of my TV shows. So maybe she's right - depending upon how you look at it, I guess I DO always have a lot of fun.
Before the foot thing happened though, I took a quick trip to an antiques mall, just to look around, for fun.
Is this the coolest backing fabric? I didn't love the front of the quilt for some reason. Maybe it was the price tag.
I don't often see antique quilts that I love and just have to have.
(This reminded me of my little Feedsack Flower Garden quilt from American Doll Quilts.)
I walked past this one several times. It kept tugging at me and pulling me in for some reason. Can you see why? Maybe it was the cheerful prints on a gloomy day. So I gave in and bought it the 4th time around. It was surprisingly inexpensive and when I brought it up to the counter, they were giving something like 20 % off if you paid cash that day. Lucky me, I just happened to have some birthday money in my pocket.
Isn't it adorable? The flowers almost seem to be dancing. Two of the petals were slightly frayed but still happy, not pathetic, and I love that in a quilt. I liked it better than the dark antique quilts I couldn't afford. And I love it even more now that it's home. Makes me want to dance when I look at it . . . .
(OMG, please forgive the corniness. Sometimes I cannot resist bringing out the silly dancing daisies, LOL.)
Anyway, antiques malls are such fun. Sometimes you go 'round a corner and you never know what you'll find.
- Till the NEXT time I have some fun to share with you . . . .