I never seem to come home from our guild meetings empty-handed. That was *especially* true last night! I came home with stuff. Lots of stuff. Piles and piles of stuff. Okay, well maybe that last bit is an exaggeration, but I had a lot. I had this little piece delivered . . .
I was so excited that I came home and got the binding all ready to be hand-stitched (which I love, love to do). YAY! Can you guess what I'll be doing this afternoon and evening? June will have her quilt very soon!
I got this beautiful thing . . .
Not sure what it is? Truthfully, I'd have had no clue if I wasn't told beforehand--I'd never seen one before. Todd said he'd have had NO idea what it was if it he hadn't read the label on the metal tag.
My darling friend Sarah (who was my tablemate at our Stitcher's retreat) had it from her mother. It's at least twenty years old, but looks brand new. Neither Sarah nor any of her sisters have a desire to do any smocking, so Sarah decided to sell it and buy something for her youngest sister's soon-to-arrive baby. Then it would be like getting a gift from her mom. Isn't that sweet? It rather makes me tear up. Sarah also gave me the notebook her mom had saved with all the templates for different smocking patterns! FUN!!!
First thing I did was post a picture on Instagram. As you can see, Jocelyn was pretty excited about the whole thing . . .
Hahaha!!! Sarah also gave me some fabric that her mom had saved.
The orange check is darling -- a cute little smocked dress, right? If nothing else I can use it for practice pieces, too. And the great thing is, since it's not quilt stash, I'm not counting it there. That's not cheating, is it?! LOL!
I also won this tidy little pile last night . . .
I love blues and yellows! And yes, I *will* be counting that in my next stash report! And there were some fun patterns in the book ... but I may be turning that around. Anyone interested?
And ... I snagged this off the "freebie" table (there was a LOT on the freebie table last night):
The little quilt in the top right corner, above the fireplace, caught my eye! I'll probably offer this one up free to a good home, if anyone's interested in it. So ... quite the haul from a guild meeting, don't ya' think?!?
On the other hand, I did NOT bring home this box:
Box o' cat! Anyone who knows Leia would understand the irony of her paws showing up in that particular statement. Especially at feeding time. If that's not *paws for thought* ... [insert rim shot here].
Joc and her hubby have put their house up on the market ... in fact, they have their first showing this morning. WOW! Anyway, Joc had bought a new trash can (with a lid) and Leia got the box. Silly cat! Linking her up with the Feline Friday linky party over at Sarah Did It!
And then, strictly for my viewing pleasure . . .
Little Miss has figured out that she can escape.
And she's quite pleased with herself!
And Little Man has figured out that cucumber ... well, I'll let you see for yourself:
He was pretty pleased with himself, too!
Happy Friday and happy weekend!