It's probably bad protocol to start one's post out with
depressing topics but here I go:
<me falling to my knees and grasping at the air>
Last week I got word that our favorite local restaurant
is closing. A Wichita icon for 40 years, DeFazio's was the
place for more of our dates than hubs and I can count.
Life will not be the same without their manicotti carbonara.
I ordered it every. single. time. we went. Forever.
I'm so grateful we met some friends there just weeks
ago. We sure had no idea that would be the last time.
Another "last time" that's getting me right there
was my last trip out to my quilt shop yesterday.
You'll all know the feels on this one for sure.
That's right: my quilt shop is CLOSING!
There will be one left in our city of a half-mil.
(not counting all the suburbs).
We used to have 5!
If you are curious, here's what I picked up:
A couple kits for quick little projects:
*Top left, a charm pack with a pattern included.
(I should have taken a pic of the sample quilt they had.)
*A book and the lower right fabrics to make the
little star quilt on the cover (near center).
The sun was shining on these here but they are black.
This is perhaps my favorite color to put in a quilt
because it has a way of adding such a wow-factor.
I'm running very low so 2-yd cuts, please!
I picked up 3 yds of this chicken print (a border?)
and a yard of the stripe.
I have two FQ sets of the line--pictured above--so clearly
I'll need to get something fun made out of all of this.
I dipped into one FQ set when making my
Positively Fearless quilt but there's still plenty
to work with.
These gold, red and orange 1-yd cuts are for my
fall quilt making which is always my favorite so
I can't go wrong adding to this right?
Did I need these things? Nope. If I'd adhere to my fabric
tracking system (which is in dire need of an update but
if that happens, I'll see just how off-track I am!),
I'd have gotten at least several large quilts popped out
before I bought any of this. But you all know how my
fall sewing has been completely thrown off this year.
I just wanted that one last spree through the store; then
I said my goodbyes and walked out with a full bag of fabric.
By the way, I stumbled across a great idea:
If you're gonna say goodbye, do it with a fabric purchase.
It brings a nice positive vibe to the whole thing.
Bad things always come in threes so I have yet one more:
Last year we discovered the a new Indian restaurant
in Omaha near our son's house and let me tell you,
it rocked. Hubs, who has been to India, vouched for
its authenticity. With nothing like it here, we were
really looking forward to this meal but....they had
closed. In the restaurant world, it is just so hard to
get on your feet but I'm sure the pressures of the
current times didn't help. We didn't even get a
chance to make this place a thing.
(I should have taken my advice and made a fabric purchase.)
Change happens. I get that. I do see it as a great
reminder to enjoy our moments and the people around
us because you never know when the next last time
is taking place. So [segway alert], what enjoyable
moments happened for you last week?
We had a lovely, though quick, trip up to Omaha to visit
our son and treat him to some birthday golf and dining.
Oh, and some apples from an orchard we hit on the way.
Always break for apple orchards!
Hubs and I tried to take in more golf back home but
after 5 holes, the lightning and rain shut us down.
In the quilt room, not a lot happened but I have a
finish so, linking up to Texas Quilt Gal's Tuesday To-Do,
let's move on to that to-do list:
1) Find my lost mojo--sort of
2) Get my WP quilt labeled, bound--done
and listed--almost done
West Point Stars
70 x 55
3) List Positively Fearless--almost done
4) List September Glow--pics taken, still working on it
5) Update Etsy pages--some done
6) Make progress on my fall quilt--nada
Basically, I made some decent progress...
but just not enough. I'm actually going to be home
this entire week so I'm thinking it should be better!
To-do's for the coming week:
1) Finish the listings
2) Work on current fall quilt.
Enjoy the moments and happy quilting!