Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Retail Therapy

Soon into my first marriage I learned that if you want to get gifts that you really want, you have to buy it yourself.
I have gotten the most wonderful gifts ever since and it's great. So even now when I have the most wonderful man in my life that is thoughtful and generous to a fault I still indulge myself.

Yesterday I took Alayssa out to spend part of her birthday money (she's sweet sixteen today) that she got during her family birthday dinner Sunday. She wanted to go to her favorite shop in Gardner Village to get jewelry. Well how serendipitous that my favorite quilt shop happens to be right across the way from said shop. They had some pretty fat quarters on sale for $1.25 and *gasp* as part of their holiday sale the Moda Bake Shop charm packs were buy one get one half off!! Wheeeee!!! (The holiday charm packs were a straight across %50 off).

So, I indulged in a wee bit of retail therapy to combat the birthday/holiday that an oxymoron?

I loved the Fresh Cotton pack and Alayssa requested the Sunkissed pack and at half price I couldn't resist the Fruitcake.

I've cleared it with Lewis and I get to redecorate out room with purples and greens. I think I've found my fabric in Lilac Hill and Dragonfly Summer. Now to get the 10" layer cakes.

Some pretty browns and blues to add to my fat quarter collection

And finally some pretty florals...and too cute to pass up elephants.

So what am I going to do with my pretty fabric? I was thinking this to give to Lewis' god daughter , and this just because I love it... and maybe this too, oh, and this, and...well, you get the idea.


  1. way to go! I love those sun-kissed ones. Also I love your tea cozy!!!
    Have a great Christmas,M

  2. Thank you so much Michelle, I hope your holidays are grand as well!