You probably all want to know about the HP movie don't you? It was freaking AMAZING!! The 3D glasses were just like Harry Potter's!! The movie was so exciting, but my butt is draging today. We got to the theater around 8:30pm to see the Deathly Hollows pt 1 only to realize that pt2 was in a different theater and there was already a line and no way to save us a seat or place in line to get a good seat!! They didn't think about that very well! So DD1 got her ticket refunded and got in the line for us. Wasn't that sweet? She wanted me to see it since it was for my bday. She was already seated when my movie let out so I went and found her and we had great seats!
We ended up home around 2:30am and she says, "Mom? Will you help me make white chicken chili?" How could I say no when she had waited in line for 3 hours for us to save our seats? Of course I helped her, so bed was at 3am and then I got up at 6:30am to go to Checker with Cori (Crazy Quilt Girl). I had not heard from my dad so we were set to leave around 7:30am, except I didn't realize I was supposed to call her and let her know until about 15 minutes waiting and it dawned on me to check my phone! LOL. So we finally got on our way and headed out. I love Checker! It is a fabric clearing house where quilt shops can buy fabric, notions, threads etc. Her order was ready for some Lynette Anderson Scandinavian Christmas, and my personal favorite Tula Pink's Prince Charming. So if you are in need of either of those lines, go over to her shop and pick some up. Oh, and she has listed her Sample Spree fabrics too so if you want to get some of the amazing fabrics from Moda before others, hurry on over her shop (Like Little Apples and Ruby, two of my personal favorites). I did get to see Wrenly and I am in love with the dandelion print in ALL the color ways!! I got a few fabric cards from the line From Little Things that I have up on Flickr for swap if anyone is interested let me know.
Pauline (Quilting Queen or QNQ) had lunch ready for us and so we drove to her house to have a wonderful lunch. That lady sure knows how to put on a spread! We looked over the ordered goodies and they gave me my birthday gifts! Cori got me a book I had been wanting. I am considering (later) running a QAL of this one. Let me know if anyone might want to do it too.
I am considering doing this one in Bliss. Wouldn't that be beautiful??
Then Quilting Queen gave me this amazing bag (Opal Owl)
Inside the bag were some antique jars with a crown on them and "made in Canada" on them. They are so cool especially to put neat things like thread or notions in. Also, a Beam and Read, which is a new gadget that magnifies and lights your work area. So cool!!
I have the BEST friends ever, don't you think?
My friend, Quilting Queen, QNQ, is having a giveaway to celebrate her one year blogiversayy. Man-O-Man is it a good one too!! She is giving away a FQ bundle of Lil and Will (Bunny Hill) in the yellow colorway. You should go on over there right now and enter for a chance to win, tell her Mama Spark sent you. I just love Bunny Hill's fabric, so sophisticated! I just love Quilting Queen too!!
Now I wanted to show you the beautiful card my DD2 sent to me for my birthday. She is in NC looking for a place to live for grad school but she sent a wonderful card. Even nicer than the card was the fact that she started it out by "I just wanted to wish my BEST FRIEND happy birthday!" It just warms a mama's heart! My girls are the BEST too.
I hope you are all well and that you have a wonderful weekend. ~XOP~