Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I may not be ready for Christmas

...but Donald (aka Santa Claus) is! Here he is in his (recliner) sleigh with his (amazingly tiny, black) bag of toys, and all of his reindeer lined up and ready for take off!

After I wandered into the living room, found him thus and snapped a photo, I went into the kitchen to fix a cup of coffee. I nearly spit it out laughing when I heard him mutter, "Oh man! We've got to go back to the North Pole. I forgot something!"



(He gets that from me; I hustle the kids out of the house every morning only to have to come back one out of five times because I've forgotten something.)



Oh, and remember the quilt shop that was going out of business where I bought lots of fabric last month? Well, yesterday was their last day. I just had to go down and say goodbye. It just so happened that I bought some fabric while there, too. Lots of it. All at 45% off since I finished the bolt for all the fabric I chose. Now I'm prepared to make lots of Christmas presents for next year, too! (at least that's how I rationalized this purchase of 33 yards of 19 different fabrics to myself - Mrs. P, I don't want to hear even one tiny snicker!)

(Stripes, which I've been collecting for a striped quilt, and while I enjoy making wonky letters, these pre-printed letters could come in mighty handy!)

(Don't laugh, but when the proprietress asked if I was looking for something in particular, I told her I wanted to "brighten my stash". I think I bought one bright fabric. Oh well, you like what you like.)


(I did manage to pick up a couple 30's repros, as well as some of the Virginia Quilt Museum fabrics, which I love. I also had to pick up those flower panels because I have a tiny bit of that in my stash, but not really enough to make anything with. Now, I do!)


Do any of you remember the old Dunkin' Donuts commercials where the guy mutters, "Time to make the donuts..." That's me, only it's "Time to sew on binding..."

May you finish all your Christmas projects before midnight, December 24th!

14 comments:

quiltfool said...

Oh, the joys of a good imagination. I was a kid like that. Love your purchases. Your stash is going to look like mine soon. Enjoy your sewing...even if it's bindings. Lane

Shay said...

It's good to know even psuedo Santas arent perfect.

I am not saying one word but as per your instructions Im fighting not to let out the biggest laugh ever...

The Cozy Quilter said...

I hope Santa and his reindeer remember everything on Christmas eve! Keep sewing! Somehow, it all seems to get done every year on time.

Stray Stitches said...

Love the picture and story of Donald (aka Santa)! So adorable!!

Quite a haul you made at the closing quilt store - I'm jealous!! I hope to see lots of things created this next year with all of that new fabric - lol!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

Becky said...

Donald is just too cute!! I love children with imagination!! I wish you and your lovely family a very blessed Christmas!!

Em said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE you and your boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gotta do a giveaway with this as my inspiration, stay tuned!!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh that is so funny.
Your stash heap must look like Mt. Fuji by now. I should have been digging through yours to find backing material.

kwiltmakr said...

too cute about Donald! Love your fabric choices but oh so sad they went out of business.

Sam said...

Oh my goodness! Donald is such a little sweetheart!!! That will be a photo to keep for his 21st birthday. I love all the fabrics you bought. Sad that the store is closing down but a good for you because look at the stash you have now! Wow! Christmas has definitely come early for you hon :-) Sam xox

Judi said...

I love Donald flying through the air and forgetting something.

Char said...

Tell Santa Donald we've been very good at our house this year.

You know, maybe with you buying so much fabric the owner might change her mind and remain open. You're building quite a stash.

I use that "Time to Make the Donuts" saying at least once a day.

Sunny said...

I love it! Kids bring alot of laughter into our lives!

Nice deal on the fabric!

Wilma NC said...

Cute kid! And pretty fabrics.

Angie said...

Very cute - It is always fun to be around children at Christmas time.