Friday, July 4, 2008

And the rockets' red glare...

Lookeee here at this eye candy! My new shoes! As I have gotten older and have less use for them, I find myself buying more heels, more snazzy, grown up shoes. It's been awhile since I bought some useful shoes. Well, except for running shoes. But that's a different animal altogether. These fun ones were love at first sight. And double bonus, when I got to the register, the cashier told me I would be getting a certificate good for buying MORE shoes for buying so many shoes! Ahahahahahaaaa (witch cackle). Really, I'm not that bad. It's taken me about 5 years to rack up that many points. And yes I've already worn them!

I did finish week 5 of the Star Quilt Along. I think these are turning out pretty well. It is nice to work on them week by week (never mind that I am about 7 weeks behind) and really concentrate on those points and triangles.
And I made this cute dress from a pattern I bought on YCMT. I think it is called the Faith dress. Easy and quick. It's for my husband's niece and it should fit her for quite a while.

Oh, and here is something great that I received in the mail from the June mini quilt swap. Ulla made it and it is so beautiful. It's hard to tell from my picture (skill I must improve), but she hand stitched stars on the yellow star and all over the inner blue. Each time I look at it, I think of the summer sky at night. The two mini quilts I have received have been so creative. Such a joy to share quilts with these great group members.

We've got some qt (quality time) family time coming up for a little over a week. Just realized I should have brought my machine in to be serviced since I won't be using it! Oh well. My mother in law told me she once went for about 10 years without getting hers serviced, so mine should be okay. I keep thinking I should give my machine a name, but I'm still trying to figure out her personality. Yep, definitely a she.

Happy 4th to everyone here in the US of A . Enjoy your many freedoms and remember what a tumultuous, exciting, fearful, yet hopeful time it must have been during the Declaration of Independence. Do ya think there's really a watermark map on the back of that thing (National Treasure reference)???? hahahaha.


Rhonda said...

Wow! I love those shoes. I recently went on a cruise but before I went, there was plenty of shopping to be done with shoes for each and every outfit. You go girl!

Jacquie said...

great shoes, great block, great dress. you're great!

The Bertz Clan said...

LOVE the shoes... :)