" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shopping still exists !

Woo Hoo !
I drove to the next large town over today to take care of some business, and upon leaving my appointment, I saw the local Hobby Lobby store.   So, I thought I'd just stop in since the hubby told me to spend some money on something I wanted for a change.  Let me tell you, I think I heard the angels sing when I walked into that store.   Well, maybe not angels........possibly it was just me singing inside !
Seriously, though, it was the funniest feeling.  Not trying to put my hometown down, but I have become so used to NO SHOPPING except for the local Super Walmart, which, frankly, although I'm thankful we have ANYTHING, is a joke for that name..........that something lifted inside of me when I saw the inside of that store.  It was like I had come home again........to Midwest City, OK, where me, Kelley, and hubby always went to have a little fun and spend a little money.

I perused much of the store, but wound up where I knew I would, in the fabric department.  When I saw the army fabric, I thought of how my buddy, JoAnn (known around here as 'anonymous'), said that this fabric was getting hard to get and that she had gotten the last bit that Midwest City had.   So, I bought the last that Columbia had, 1 yard !  I bought a couple of yards of green solid to go with it, thinking that I'll make T.J.'s quilt reversible too, using these fabrics for the other side.  The green looks nothing like it photographed here, but if it's going to look that way in photos, I may have to consider a different fabric to go with the army print.
I couldn't resist getting a half-yard of the wording fabric........there's a whole series of Faith fabric that goes with it, but the one that has squares with sayings is printed crooked, as squares almost always are.  So disappointing.......it would have made a great lap quilt with frames sewn around each Bible verse. 

Stopped in to see hubby, just in time to watch him get his bath, and turn his lunch away......twice !   That poor girl went and got him a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup after watching him push away the tray with brocolli-chicken and noodles, and mashed potatoes.........and he still didn't eat.  I left him trying to nap. 
He said that he walked the entire hall today, using a walker, and it got easier with each step..........but once he sat in the wheelchair for 30 minutes, his muscles tightened up and were painful again.

I think I'll try to get a nap and then work on the T blocks again. 

See ya !


  1. new stash :) cant wait to see the new project.

  2. love hobby lobby!!! so nice for you to pick up that fabric for your friend

  3. uhhhhhhhh.......I never thought of it sounding like that, Leslie ! Make no mistake, I got the fabric for myself (the grandsons, really)......she's just been tempting me with hers for a week now !

    dont use the army fabric for the KID

    i am planning on sending you the scraps from uncle cecils quilts for you to use for your son in law
    YIKKKKK girll

    anyway while you are hanging out at the nursing home figure a good size i can make uncle cecil a second small quilt for his electric chair so if he gets cold he can put it on his lap

    Jo ann

  5. Okie dokie, JodieAnn........consider me stopped ! Sheesh ! Hee !
    I'll model my little Church pew quilt tomorrow on hubby's wheel chair, Lord willing, to approximate a size for you.

  6. Oh Dear!

    What an awesome time to have to shop and pretend and dream! I do that a lot too. I have no problem spending money on things we need and things for the guys, but such a hard time on spoiling me. Good for you and I love the fabric you picked out.

    Praying for you and hubby today. Keep him busy and walking and he'll be home soon!

  7. What fun, there's nothing like adding to the stash;)

  8. Very fun! Hey, what is that "little Church pew quilt"? Have we seen it? If not, how about a picture?

  9. Hi there
    I wanted to find you after just finishing my 5th pair of fingerless mitts (lots of presents) using a pattern you posted in January 2008 on your previous blog. It is a great pattern and easy to follow - thank you so much. And I will keep making them to give away - I'm using an Opal yarn which is similarly colourful - though i did really like your JellyBeans one - I see they no longer make that - a pity.
    I am currently based in Korea and have more free time, being away from family and friends, so have taken up knitting again and am getting such pleasure from it.
    I love your army fabric by the way - enjoy
    Thanks again - Julia

  10. Hi there - Your latest quilt is a work of art. I also looked at your knitting on Flickr - you obviously enjoy making socks (something I have never tried).
    The sun is shining here this morning and it is feeling very spring-like. It feels good to be leaving winter behind.


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