Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lunch, a Movie, Junkin’, Supper, and a Barn Quilt!

I spend a good share of the day yesterday with my Sissypoo since Louie was away on his pool playing weekend. We don’t get to spend much time together, and since it was her weekend off (YEAH!) we planned on the day.

First off, we went to one Goodwill and I found a few things. I found a wire file basket to put my copy paper in, for under my printer. Last week, I found the black Printer Stand (Gosh, I love Google so I can correctly name my items! Rolling on the floor laughing) It works well so I can have my paper handy on my desk. Before, I had to keep going to my file cabinet drawer when I needed paper. I close up my printer when I am not using it.

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I also found another Cross to hang on one of my  walls. I don’t know why I am drawn to Crosses, but I am.

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Next, we went to Red Robin (YUMMMMM!)


I had the Crispy Chicken Tender Salad. My favorite!

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Next, we went next door to the Showcase Cinema 53 theater to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The jury is still out on how many thumbs I would give it.



I love Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock both, but this wasn’t the lighthearted movie they usually play in. I don’t know how to rate, or sum it up. HERE is something I found that kind of says how I felt about it. I wouldn’t say I ‘didn’t like it’, but I really felt bad for the boy, and as the author of the review said, ‘At times, he was a bit annoying’. I might also add, that my movie viewing partner didn’t see much of the movie, as she kept dozing off. I had to keep poking her because she was snoring. A couple times, the four ladies that were sitting ahead of us turned around to see who was snoozing and making noise.

After the movie, I met up with the woman who painted a 2’ by 2’ Barn Quilt for me. She is from Guttenberg, Iowa, but she was in the Quad Cities for a birthday celebration. She brought it with her, and I was able to get it. She told me she actually has a few of the 1’ by 1’ barn quilts in a store in our own downtown. Who knew? I’m thinking this will go on the front of my garage.

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We did some more junkin’ after that. I found a few Barbie type dolls. I was looking for Barbie clothes, and I guess buying the whole doll is cheaper than finding clothes on their own. (I’ll have to post about my newfound Barbie obsession soon). I call the doll on the left ‘Anorexic Barbie’, as she basically has ‘sticks’ for arms and legs compared to the other dolls. I found the ‘bag’ they are standing it too.

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I was thrilled to find a piece of pretty fabric, and even more thrilled when I found out it was nice quilt shop quality fabric. There is 3 yards here, and I paid $1.38 for it.

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It is called Chelsea Gardens, by Ro Gregg for Northcott Fabrics and called Quest for a Cure. The above photo shows a truer color to the fabric.

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I also found this fabric. I’m not sure what it used to be, or if it was just quilted fabric, but I bought two pieces of this pink quilted fabric. In it’s current state, they are quilted pillow cases, probably meant to be pillow shams. The checkout girls thought it looked like Vera Bradley fabric. Probably not, but I like pink, and quilted fabric, so both pieces came home with me. Who knows what it will be in it’s next life.

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I also found this. I don’t have a clue what it is, but I know what it will be used for. Do you?

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I also found the small bird in this next photo, and the apple. Both were the same price. They are Isabel Bloom pieces, made in the Quad Cities.  Most of my other ‘Blooms’ came via junkin’ too.

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Sissypoo and I were out late enough that the thrift stores closed, and there were no more stops Sad smile, so we went to Village Inn for supper. We both had their ‘Three For’, or whatever it is called. A cup of soup, half a sandwich and a piece of pie for supper. I dropped her off at home and headed North. It was a good day!

Louie’s team is doing good in the tournaments and they play another match at 8:30 this morning. Not sure when he will get home.

Hmmmm…what shall Michelle do today? Who me? The sun is shining and it is beautiful outside!

Have a wonderful, blessed Sunday!



Quilt n Queen said...

What a great day....junkin' and spending quality time with your sister....and no cookin. I could pass on the movies....not that I don't like movies, just find it hard to sit and have idle hands....gotta do some stitching when I watch a movie. I would be like your sister and be nodding off. Luv your barn quilt!! Enjoy your's a wonderful sunny Sunday in Michigan too...(o:

Renea said...

Oh, Michelle. You had another successful day junkin'. Love the fabric!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

full post of interesting words...thanks for the movie "review"? thinking about seeing it, so this helps!! Raining here today, so we are watching PDS Downton Abby re runs and waiting for the grand finale at 9.

KyQuiltlady said...

I like your quilt block. I am hoping to have one someday. Got the board primed and ready for paint. That is a nice piece of fabric and also the thread holder is very nice. They are very expensive. About every time Lionel would take me to the movies I would go to sleep. Tell your sister not to feel bad about that.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I'm telling Russ that you got a barn quilt block for your garage. I told him I wanted one for my house, there is a perfect large area where it would be perfect, and he told me it would be silly. Hurmph...


Jules said...

Glad you got to spend the day with Sis. But that reminds me, it would have been a great weekend to craft together! ;)

My barn quilt will be 8' x 8' and I suppose I'm the only one that will order it so I should find my paper on that. Yours is cute!

Regina said...

that unidentified thing looks like it could be used to display an ornament??

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cool ornament stand! I've never seen one like that before. Glad you had a fun day.


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