11/29/2008

DS as a House Guest

When your teen-aged children come home to visit for the Thanksgiving Holidays, it may be Pure Norman Rockwell; at my house, it's more likely things like Timmy eating carrots while he showers:


While driving home from working at the LQS on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, traffic became impassable on the expressway, so I bailed out to the surface roads, which take me past a good junk store, My Favorite Place, on Peachtree Industrial. The junk looked disappointingly worse than usual as I made the circuit, but I turned a corner and came upon dozens of very good quilt books by people such as Kindred Spirits, Nancy Martin, Harriet Hargrave, Piece o Cake, etc., for about $4. I decided on these guys:


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16 comments:

Kathie said...

what a great deal on those books, surprised you didn't buy more for $1. each I guess I had better start visiting thrift stores too.
I love going into used book stores.
I have found a few good books that way.
carrot in the shower????
too funny

Mary said...

Traffic was just getting heavy when we drove to the ATL airport Wed. Hope you had a great holiday.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Karen, I totally love these DJ's. Usually I can pick a favorite. This time its really hard. I just cant! Its a tie.

Carrot Shower Love, *karendiannne.

Fiesta said...

Kathie, great buy on those books, Your DJ blocks look so complicated but you have done an outstanding job!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

What wonderful DJ blocks!! And good deal on the books. :o)

Libby said...

Eating carrots while taking a shower . . . . don't they call that 'time stacking'? High powered folk get all sorts of kudos for being able to time stack well *s*

buttonsagain said...

karen...
i love that store too...i was there about a month ago and picked up three books...$4.00 each...was it the booth right near the register?...i tried to show some restraint...but honestly when i got home i wished i had bought about eleven other books...

i haven't started my little quilt
or my composition book cover...
or the pincushion for the quild exchange...

but i made an amazingly moist turkey and spent lots of time with my girls who were also home from college...(no carrots in the shower but notecards with facts about pediatric nursing in the most unusual places...)

see you soon...barbara

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Wow, I have seen a few strange things in my time, but a carrot in the shower is a first! LOL*

Great books you've found! I'm a huge thriftin' girl - I've purchased just about all of my quilt magazines that way, and many books too. Sometimes I get magazines that are only a month or two old, and once or twice I'd found the current issue! How's that for luck! :)

Juliann in WA said...

What a funny post! I am always amazed at how clean our girls keep their own apartments (and dorm rooms when they were in college) but when they come home to visit, it seems to fall away into a dim memory - dishes in the bedrooms, shoes everywhere - but I do love having them home.

Judy said...

Your Dear Janes are looking fabulous! Loving the colors!

canquilt said...

I love your DJ blocks. You did a great job using the fabrics to enhance the designs

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Karen, love the colours in your Janies.I need some motivation.How many blocks have you made?I have made eighty to date. Regards Lyn

Karen said...

Great deal on the quilting books. Always love to see your DJ's. The fabric is wonderful.

meggie said...

Great bargains on your quilting books!
Carrot in the shower?? That is a new one on me! LOL

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

What a pleasant visit this has been for me. Love your work, renaissance woman. Especially love the carrot.
Blondie

Ahava Hopps Brooke said...

oh my goodness, that yellow and brown one is a knockout. i love how the wavy pattern adds energy to the square. you're inspiring me to consider resuming my hand sewn baby jane.