Thursday, March 28, 2013

Saving Moola

Trying to pack is a daunting process with a quilter who has the brain of a Labrador Retriever!  Yesterday was the day set aside for the file cabinet.  Organizing the family files, the business files and the black hole files.  It is amazing what you find in files...like...why do I need receipts from 2007???

I want to forewarn any of you who are contemplating a move in the next 10 years.  START NOW!!!  It is really hard to pack for more than 2 hours at a time...and when there are two of you packing...just get out of town.  Here is an example of a packing scenario...

Me: quietly looking through files and receipts, wow...that was cheap...

HH:  hey, I found a key to the front door!

Me: no way...I need a key to the front door (now that we are moving)  where did you find it?  

HH:  I'm going to put it on a key ring and label it ( actually label keys, ROFLOL...that is way to organized for this family)

Me:  What are all these keys in this drawer for???  hey...I think this is a safety deposit key, but it doesn't have a number on it...humm wonder what bank that goes too?

An hour later I am sitting back down looking at a receipt from Lowe's...wow that was cheap...

HH:  hey, what's this for....

....and round and round we go...I have the dreaded feeling that we will get to the point that we'll be packing our garbage again, which is another story from another move...for another day, lol.

After 2 hours I needed a Pinterest break...which should have only lasted the designated 15 minutes.  But I found these patterns and so 30 minutes later and a gazillion pages later I printed out this awesome pattern for FREE (That's Quilty language for saving moola)  from Moda Fabrics Blog!

There are so many ideas swimming around in my head!  Not only the quilt but a table runner, mug rug, little quilts...it is worth the paper and ink to print this one by Kate Spain.



...and this one...duh!  just think of the center in wool!!!!!!


Well, I guess I better do a little packing before I head out to Sisters.  Going to meet my Insurance Agent and after that I will be meeting the landscaper who will be giving me a lesson on the irrigation system.

Don't forget the Give Away!  Just leave a comment you are interested in the pattern and yes I agree after reading some of your comments, that Lynda is an amazing designer...and, it is so nice of all of you to volunteer to take the pattern off my hands, lol.  Just be sure you are a registered follower of the Woolie...we appreciate it!
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