Friday, January 25, 2013

A little sunlight on the matter...

I feel a bit guilty to say it since so much of the country is freezing but the weather here in Georgia is downright gorgeous.

Yesterday the girl that walks Macbeth offered to plant the pansies that had been sitting in front of my garage for at least a week.  I bought them the day I came down with the flu.  It was nice to sit outside in the sunshine for a bit and watch the neighbor's kitten "help" with the planting!

I had forgotten how expensive it can be to be sick.  No, I'm not talking about the Chinese Restaurant's repeated deliveries of Won Ton Soup, nor refilling the  tray of cough drops, eye drops, vapor rub and Tylenol next to the bed.  I'm talking about the deliveries that UPS and the Post Office are making to my front door...I'm talking about internet pity purchases.

Don't get me wrong as of yet I'm not unhappy with anything I found.  I just can't believe I've found so much!

The is this new hexagon quilt that fits into my collection so well...it has lots of my favorite fabrics...it has a flour sack on the back (which means I now have quilts with backs from chicken feed sacks, sugar sacks, flour sacks, and corn...wonder what I'm missing....)

I needed gray...

So with the help of fabric.com I now have lots of gray.  You get the picture.  There are some books from Amazon...some Kaffe Fasset from Hancocks...and a new pair of pajamas (with scottie dogs on them) from Overstock.com.   Glad I'm feeling well enough to sew again!

23 comments:

straythreads said...

great finds. I am so envious of the daffodils. It's still cold here but might warm up to +20F this weekend.

regan said...

Thanks for the little taste of Spring! I love daffodils! And that was so nice of your friend to plant for you! Sweet! LOVE the quilt! And your pity shopping has some really good stuff in it! Awesome!

Janet O. said...

Daffodils and pansies? Oh, I am so jealous!
Love the term "internet pity purchases". *LOL* It is too easy, isn't it?

Gypsy Quilter said...

LOL, you're having way too much fun you know. Great new string quilt. We're having rain turning to ice here. Feel better soon.

AnnieO said...

Spring already? Glad you're enjoying some color in your life--flowers, hexies, pajamas, and fabric :) Sounds great!

Janet said...

What a wild string quilt- I love it!

Lindah said...

'Internet pity purchase' --that's a good one! I'll have to remember that. :-) It can, indeed, be dangerous in more ways than one to be under the weather. Speaking of weather, those daffs and pansies look so good. Our daff foliage is only about 6" high yet. What an interesting quilt! I love the backing as much as the top. Sometimes today, I see masa and flour in cloth bags and remember the ladies who carefully ordered/saved the sacks in an earlier day. Hope you're feeling strong and 'fit as a fiddle' soon.

Impera_Magna said...

I know all about "internet pity purchases"... I've done a bit of that myself.

Glad you're feeling better and enjoying the beautiful weather. It's in the mid 20s here and sleeting...

*brrrrr*


Kindred Quilts said...

Long live internet pity purchases... I like the way you think! And great finds!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Snow Days from school are my downfall! Looks like you got some great buys. Hope you're feeling better1

Merilyn said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!! The hexie quilt looks so intersting, love the backing, so soft now after all that wear!

Purple Pam said...

Love your scrappy hexagon quilt find. Sorry you have been sick. Hope you are better today.

Marei said...

You can't have an "I'm-sick-I-need-pity" party without the internet pity purchases! Where's the fun in that? Now if you can just find a way to not have the "pitiful" experience of seeing the credit card statement.....

Frog Quilter said...

Great find on the quilt. I saw my iris starting to send up little green leaves. They are always the first to appear. Daffodils come up next. Bring spring on!!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

I've done more than my fair share of pity internet spending... it's a dangerous world online. we had inches of snow today. Khaaaan!!!

O'Quilts said...

Oh, yes I can agree with this post. It took me 7 months to recover from my concussion and my PayPal finger got quite the muscle...sigh..It was lovely to have the excuse to pity myself:) Glad you are feeling better.

Dawn said...

Love the flowers. Very warm here too but no flowers.
Fabulous finds - gotta love click and ship right to the door!

Me and My Stitches said...

Pretty flowers, and such a cute little helper! So sorry you've been sick - but I like all of your pity purchases. The internet is a great thing!

Judy in Michigan said...

So glad you're feeling better. Love when the UPS man comes!!

Nifty Quilts said...

What a wonderful quilt!! I've never seen one like it. Hope you're feeling lots better by now. "Pity purchases" are well-deserved.

Judy in Michigan said...

It just amazes me that you have dafodils and we have snow angels!! Glad you're feeling better. (I just re-read your post - love to see the flowers)

cityquilter grace said...

lovely fabrics, the grays i mean...and daffodils? we can only dream...it's 20 here

sewkalico said...

Love, love, love that hexagon quilt. Now that you're better (I'm assuming/hoping you're better) has the buying stopped? LOL