340: thrifty bits and a new quilt top

A friend stopped in to the shop today just to bring me a  bouquet of fresh herbs:

I love that. Thanks, Regina!

Parsley is  so yummy chopped up and added to a salad. Included in the bouquet was also some basil and  rosemary, oh drool. I asked Stuart if he would make me his "Special Potatoes" with the rosemary and he said yes.

Thanks, honey!

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Last weekend I managed a little bit of time off on Saturday. A friend of mine picked me up and we went to Cranberry Day at Green Briar Nature Center. The Jam Kitchen was bustling! What an awesome place. I'll need to bring my camera next time. Stacks of enamel bowls that have been used there for decades, swoon. We ate homemade cranberry crisp with real whipped cream.

I bought jam that had been made while I was there- the jar was still hot! I've eaten it all already. SO good. I could have eaten a bowl full of that stuff like it was soup.  I always wanted to be the kind of person who makes jam. Maybe I'll take a class there someday.

After the jam festivities, Oksana and did a bit of poking around at a couple of shops.

My haul, small but satisfying:

Unicorn, $1:

Was I supposed to resist?

I think it's funny that it says "hand painted" when the only thing painted on it is the horn! But hey, the horn is hand painted I guess, so, woooo.

Cute little metal cup, 50 cents:

Some beads, 1$:

Pretty faceted glass buttons, $2:

And gorgeous handmade collar, $1:

It's not that everything around here is so inexpensive, it's that I only by the cheap stuff!

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A few weeks ago I was feeling overwhelmed by book projects, so I took a Saturday off (still working the store, of course. Just "off" of the book) and did some sewing for myself.

You remember how I loves me some scrappy quilt action, right?

My latest, in pastels if you can believe it!

3 of my Tendril prints and one Candy Dots, mixed with some fresh Tanya Whelan gingham, damask and ticking stripes.

No planning, just cut-sew-cut-rearrange-sew.

Love that tiny piece in there, above.

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Saw Zombieland the other night and it was frigging hilarious! Violent, for sure. But funny.

I want to see Whip It.

 

How are you doing?

What are you making?

Any music recommendations for me?

 

xo, m