Thursday, September 6, 2007

A Holly Jolly Day

Today was one of those fun days. Boyd was willing to go shopping! Matter-of -fact he had several stores he wanted to go to, also. So, enjoying the spontaneity that retirement offers, we headed to the Library where I picked up the next 3 books in a series I've been reading by Marne Davis Kellogg about a woman my age who is a cat burglar. Really fun reads.
Then down to Appleton WI to Hobby Lobby to buy a brass door knocker for my dollhouse-in-progress. Also found brass door handles, brass house numbers, a wooden floor for 2 of the rooms, and landscaping items for the outside of the dollhouse.
Then we went to International Market where Boyd shopped for wine.
On to Penzey's Spice Shop where Boyd also picked up some must-haves (remember he's the cook at our house).
I ran into a shop next door and found a great tunic (they're in) for fall.
We finished up at Starbucks with Grande Green Tea Frappacinos. I love them!
Day over... came home... 3 packages on the porch. WOW!
I especially was pleased with the fabric (in above photo) from 'Fat Quarters'. The fabric on the top is a Holly Jolly 'Jelly Roll'. They just flattened it out for shipping. And a yard of each of the other holiday prints.
It felt like Christmas today!
Hugs, Joni
P.S. Just turned on the TV and they're showing reruns of PROJECT RUNWAY... my favorite TV show. Tonight they're going to announce the designers for season #4. Can't wait! If you haven't seen Project Runway and you love design and fabric and sewing, then you'll love this show.

8 comments:

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Sounds like a great day to me! I love when my DH and I go out shopping with both of us having places we want to go! Then everyone is into the trip!

I am so looking forward to when my DH can retire... we have the best time when he is home, he just had 5 days in a row off :O) woowhoo we had fun!

Lovely new fabrics you have there too!

Angie said...

Wow, I LOVE those fabrics!!! Can't wait to see what you do with 'em. Sounds like a wonderful day.

By the way. . . is there an order of those books? If so, which one is first? I want to check my local library and see if they've got them.

Of course, if I start reading them, I'm going to picture YOU as the cat burglar! : )

Helen Hancock said...

What a fun day! Even I am excited on the other side of the world! My man is also the cook in the family - isn't that wonderful! Aren't we spoilt! Now...I want a green tea frappacino! Yum-oh - sounds divine! Have a great weekend Joni!

ps. just read about Angie picturing you as the cat burglar! LOL! Too funny!

amy said...

What a grand day! The fabrics look very fun. I've never ordered fabrics on line. Maybe I should try it. There is some Amy Butler fabrics I would like to try.

Wanda said...

Joni, you are gifted fabric picker outer...lovely. By the way, it's a long story...but I will take your suggestion and blog one of these days on our Pastor Don and I met.

melanie said...

now that sounds like a perfect day! shopping, books, s'bucks & happy mail. :) have a great weekend.
mel

Anina said...

Holly Jolly! Don't you just love it?

Thimbleanna said...

No Wait! Big Love is your favorite show!!! LOL. Love that Jolly Holiday fabric -- you have some fun sewing in your future!