Thursday, August 30, 2007

I Was So Bad!!!!

Yesterday was my Wednesday sewing group. I stitched some green stems on the center medallion block for DD's quilt. Nothing exciting there so I didn't take a picture. I should have taken my camera to group because one of the ladies showed some little bags she had made to carry her rotary cutter and other larger sewing implements in. It was made of window screen mesh and was trimmed with bits of fabric and other little notions. They were so cute.

On the way home.....I was so bad!!!!!!! But I was really doing something good. I stopped at JoAnn Fabrics. They had flannel on sale. Hmmm! Christmas will be here before you know it, so I better look at this flannel and see what pops into my head! Sure enough....and idea...more than one idea! DS could use a lap quilt made of flannel for those cold nights to come in Maryland. And, wouldn't you know it, I found the perfect flannel to make one for him. This is what I bought.
The fabric on the left is what really caught my eye. DS can really say he is a rocket scientist, so I thought that was perfect. Even though this is a kid type print.....DS is the kind that will love it anyway. This project is one meant to receive hard wear and be loved to rags. I already have flannel bought and squares cut to make one of these for DD. This project is done totally on the quilting required after piecing. I will share pictures when I get started sewing on these.

Then I also found something for DH. This is going to be a joke type gift for him and I need to give you a little background info on this one. When we married, we couldn't afford a honeymoon, so we worked a year and saved our money. Instead of going on a cruise or to a resort....we went camping in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. It became a tradition with us to go camping every year on vacation. When I say camping, I mean in a tent and usually in a national forest ...primitive style. It was fun with the kids and they loved it. Now that I'm older,my idea of roughing it on vacation is at the Holiday Inn. No more tent camping for me. He keeps saying he wants a Teardrop camper so I can have some conveniences and we can go camping again. Here's a link so you can see what a Teardrop camper looks like. Anyway, when I was in the fabric store, I saw this piece of flannel.

Notice the little campers on it. I decided to make a pair of flannel boxer shorts for DH and give those to him. My note will tell him he has finally gotten his one and only Teardrop Camper! I think he will love it because he is such a joker anyway. I'll share pics when I get these sewn too.

Next week I need to drive right past the fabric store on my way home. Seems that every time I stop, I find something that has to go home with if my stash isn't large enough already.


Darlene said...

Cute flannels and I love your plans for boxer shorts for your hubby. LOL

Bren said...

What is so bad?? You can never have too much fabric. I LOVE the teardrop camper! Can't wait to see you finishes. Christmas is coming quick!

loulee1 said...

Cute fabrics. But do we really need to see your DHs underwear? LOL

Rose Marie said...

That camping fabric is a hoot! You are going to have such fun making the boxers. When we start buying flannel, that is a sure sign fall is in the air.

Nicole said...

No such thing as too large a stash. It doesn't go bad!

Andrea said...

You have to stock up for the fabric shortage that we quilters know will happen one day - :-)
Tell your DH he has to model the boxers and have his photo on your blog - LOL !!!!