Sunday, September 16, 2007

Time for a lottery ticket


I am one of those people who never win anything. I can't even begin to count how many quilt raffle tickets I have purchased in my life and never have I won so much as a block! So imagine my surprise when I got a call from the local miniature club telling me that I won a doorprize at their show today!


I dabble in miniatures. Every few years of so I get the itch to make a mini sofa, room, or library...I have boxes of almost finishes. This box is great since it is further along than any of my own projects! It is a storefront so I have to figure out what sort of store I want to put in there...it is a bit small for a quilt shop. Maybe hats? A tea store? Decisions....


So this weekend I got 2nd place in the chili cookoff and won a roombox...maybe it is time for that lottery ticket!
Well it appears as if my fabric has grown legs. My DH is away on business so my projects have found their way into every room in the house - including the bathrooms! There is red fabric soaking in the downstairs sink, an ironing board in the hallway, a quilttop laid out on the sofa auditioning border fabric, the island in the kitchen is perfect for cutting fabric, the spare bed has a dozen sampler blocks sorting themselves out, and the stair-railings are draped with long lengths of backing fabrics being paired up with lonely tops. I feel less like a quilter than a fabric dating service. Of course all of this needs to be rounded up and herded back into the official and unofficial sewing rooms before the end of the week. I'll worry about it tomorrow....

14 comments:

Karen said...

What a cute little room. You finally won something! I'll have to check back to see what ideas people come up with for it. Maybe a tiny Parisian art gallery?

julieQ said...

I too quilt in every room in the house!! except maybe the bathroom, which has mini quilts on the walls...

I worry about your MS, I am a nurse, hope you are doing great!!

Juliekquilts

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Woohoo, your raffle luck is changing. fingers crossed for that lottery. Wheeee, fabric all over the house - I love it.

Andrea said...

your house sounds like fun at the moment.. Tidyness is SO over-rated -lol !!!

The Calico Cat said...

I vote for quilt shop... Purl Soho is so small that I have seen bigger closets in private homes...

Bonnie said...

Oh so very cool!! I won a doorprize this weekend too! A book and two patterns, and I never win anything either!

Pam Beuller says Hi! :cD

Bonnie

Teresa said...

Wow! Congratulations!
Much better luck than all the car trouble last week!

I've just had to herd a load of my stash/half finished quilts back into the room I call mine - Dh had a rather manic gleam in his eye and was going for the bin bags!

mereth said...

I understand the idea of a fabric dating service- some seem to like each other straight away and others have to spend a bit of time together before they're sure. And then there's the instant "No Way!" reaction.
The store will be fascinating to fill with little treasures, keep us updated on the progress.

Dawn said...

Oh I love it! I think it should be a quilt store front. Yes small, but make it a quilt store window! Or a flower shop! It is way too cute!

Jeanne said...

You may to have to change your nickname to Lucky. It's a cute little
room that would look great with fabric in it.

atet said...

What a cute room -- and well, not THAT small for a quilt shop -- especially when you think of only seeing bits of it -- with the assumption there is more in back...

I LOVE the fabric dating service reference -- in some ways, that is what a quilter does!

cher said...

love the visual I get of your fabric all over the house...I do the same when I have our house to myself over a length of time!

Sue in western WA said...

Congratulations on your wins! And your house sounds like heaven to me right now ;- )

Patti said...

Congratulations on all your winnings! Be sure to keep buying tickets LOL! Can hardly wait to see what you turn this little window into. It could be a very small quilt shop . . .