Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas, Shopping and Math

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas or if you celebrate a different holiday, or it was just a day, I hope it was a wonderful holiday or day. This is the restaurant where we ate, the Columbia in St. Augustine. It was a very pleasant meal with good company and the food was good. I think that their bread and salad was so delicious that I could have just stopped there and been happy. This is my brother from Georgia, Vince and his son Robert. Robert had hat hair, but I hope he wouldn't mind me putting his picture here. We hadn't seen them for several months and it was so good to spend a few hours together. Christmas 2010 was different, but very good. There were 8 of us including DH and I, Vince and Robert, and my DD and her soon to be husband, her son Micah, and his daughter Christi. Three teenagers, but they were all a pleasure.
This is my shopping loot, it almost feels like ill gotten gains as it was such a good deal, and they told me Thank You! Z and S Fabrics had a brief half price on everything sale, and since my fabrics were from their clearance, it was about $1.65 a yard. I got 2 penguin panels, 2 pairs of Mundial scissors, 5 rotary blades, and 17 yards of good fabric for $59.44 including shipping. I wish that I could have splurged more, but then I have to remind myself that I don't want a big stash, I want to keep it small and use it up. I have to remind myself often, especially when I see sales.
I thought that I had enough 16 patch blocks to make my Thank you quilt, but alas, I was ten short. I did some seaching and cutting and then figuring, and thought I had enough for 10 to 11 blocks, but I must need some remedial math classes, as I ended up with 23 blocks. Somewhere along the way I must have forgotten to multiply by two. I enjoyed having my sewing room look nicer for a few days, but I couldn't stand it, I needed to get going on my projects, at least a little.
Have a happy holiday season. Christmas is over, but the season still has a week. Hope yours is awesome.
(Blogger wouldn't let me add pictures today, so I had to go back to the old way. Thank you fellow blogger, whoever you are, for the reminder that we could do that. Sorry, I can't remember which of the blogs I follow that passed along that helpful tip.)


scraphappy said...

It is so hard to resist when the prices are so good. But lots of fabric that won't get used isn't really a bargain either. Glad you had a nice holiday.

Amanda said...

It sounds as if you had a wonderful Christmas Day with your family. And what a lovely pile of fabric to start the new year with; I know how you feel, now that all the Christmas sewing is over I can't wait to get back into my sewing room and start anew. Thank you for the Christmas card and the photograph, it's so good to have faces to put to the names.

Kris said...

Sounds like a great Christmas day with no clean up! Fantastic!

LuAnn said...

I love your new fabrics and 16 patch blocks. Glad you had a nice Christmas.

Micki said...

The fabric is wonderful! It is going to be a lovely quilt.
Happy Holiday!

Linda said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and got great bargains too. Good for you. I agree with Scraphappy about it not being a bargain if it's not used. I'm looking forward to the new year and new projects. I hope you have a wonderful New Year too.

Michele said...

Sounds like your Christmas was wonderful! Beautiful fabric!