I'm blogging from bed.
It's SO cool. As of 5:15pm this evening, I am the proud owner of this:
And, dontcha know, it's very very important to coordinate your laptop with your bed. I didn't even know these things came in purple...
It's even got a pretty floral pattern on it. Wow! I've never had a laptop before, but I've been coveting one for the last year. The last 5 hours have been heavenly. It's really, really wonderful to be able to blog from bed tonight. Why? Well, baby Bella decided she wanted to see St. Patrick's Day, and we were awoken at 4:45am to take charge of her older sister. Lauren, resilient almost 7 year old that she is, fell right back asleep in our guest room, but The Hubby and I were too wired to pass out again. And of course, it was a regular work day... Bella was born at 11:07am, and is happy and healthy. But still quilt-less. It's pinned and ready to be quilted... I'll get to it ASAP, I swear!
Meanwhile, I can show you how we celebrated National Quilting Day. We turned it into a family affair, and started the day at IHOP.
This monstrosity is Horton Hears a Who Pancakes. Yikes! Needless to say, the kids were thrilled.
Then the entire family headed up to Boulder to check out a going-out-of-business quilt shop. 40% minimum off all fabric... I'd never been to this store before, but I'm not one to pass up a bargain! It was well worth the drive- the store was very picked over but still had an amazing selection of batiks.
I also bought some random fat quarters...
I grabbed an Amy Butler bag pattern, some thread, and some embellishment stuff too. Yikes! We then spent the rest of the afternoon strolling the Pearl Street Mall, shopping, watching street performers, and having ice cream- because clearly those pancakes were way too healthy by themselves. You'd think that would be enough stash enhancement for anyone, but I also took advantage of eQuilter's big annual birthday sale...
The best part was 8 yards of that blue Kaffe corn row fabric- it's for the back of this one. And the Flea Market Fancy bits make me very happy. The 2 Xmas fabrics don't make me so happy- they looked much more brilliant on-line. Ah, well, with the amount of on-line shopping I do, it's a miracle I'm not disappointed more often.
I love it! Sometime soon, I'll have to post just about my recent etsy treasures. I swear, that website is more dangerous than crack. Well, maybe not, but... I certainly can do damage there!
Phew! I think I'm out of new fabric to show you. Hard to believe. I do have some new yarn, but, that can wait.
And in all the excitement over Bella's arrival, I almost forgot. St. Patrick's Day is special to me for another reason. 12 years ago tonight, I was out and about with a girlfriend. We stopped into a few bars that night, it being that day and all. Our final stop was Bill's Bar, where I knew the door guys and the manager. And that manager? The Hubby! That was the night he asked me out for the first time. We've been together 12 years now! Whoa... We'll be married 9 this summer, but, 12 together? Who woulda thunk it? I need to dig up a photo of us back then for you all.