Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Check Out the Loot!!

We're back from our visit to the kids, but I'm sorry to say that things didn't quite go as planned. Bill woke up yesterday at 5 am with a dreadful intestinal thing and we couldn't make it to Grandparents Day at Cameron's school. He just wanted to get home!

I had 2nd thoughts about that but I understand wanting to be in your own bed when you're sick. So I piled him into the car and about 5 miles down the road, he needed me to pull over. He opened the door and sat there a minute then crumpled out and hit the ground, out cold. Scared me to death! He passed out once before with a stomach ailment, so I hoped it was the same kind of thing. Called 911 and he was awake before I was off the phone, but still sick, sick, sick. So the ambulance came and we were in the Emergency room from from about 10:30 am to 6 pm yesterday. Then checked into a hotel and came home this morning. He's sleeping it off today. What an ordeal!! I'm just so grateful that's all it was. Many angels both human and otherwise came to our rescue.

Beyond that I promised to show you all the goodies I found on our trip to Market and Festival. The first night we stopped in Corsicana, TX and found a great antique mall. The very last booth had these feedsacks and you know I scooped them up!

Then during Festival I found these great pieces of vintage fabric.

There were several really good vintage booths. In one I found this wonderful pumpkin color rickrack on the bolt. They also had this fabulous nile green rickrack and bias tape. You don't see the ones with the matching thread very often, but I think they are so neat!

I also found these fabulous vintage millinery flowers. Have no idea what I'll do with them, but loved the colors!

As for new stuff, I bought these great Moda collections to play with. I don't know if you are aware of it, but the Rise N Shine group will be my last fabric design for awhile. I just need to back off from deadlines and this is one way I can do that. My Mom is really going downhill and I need to be more available for her. One of the fun things about not designing fabric is that I can now use some of the terrific fabrics out there by other designers! I haven't had a chance to really work with charms squares and some of the other fun stuff. Can't wait!! I'm thinking some seasonal things.....

And some kids stuff.....

And something in wool.....

Other than that I bought a few things for inspiration. So there you have it! My travels in a nutshell. Thanks for letting me share some of my goodies with you. We're finally home for awhile so I'm looking forward to spending more time with you here. Til next time---

Blessings~

8 comments:

Dawn said...

Looks like you got a lot of cool stuff!

Joan said...

y goodness what a worry for you. Glad things have improved.
Lots of fabulous fabrics.

Stephanie said...

Great loot!

PamKittyMorning said...

Gosh I hope everyone is feeling better today! Yikes!

Love the loot!

Sherry said...

Glad you are home & Bill is ok, what a scare! I love your loot of goodies. I have been hooked on those charm squares for several months & they are so fun to use. I've whipped out quite a few quilts using them. Have a great week-end!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

There is a lot of lovely there. Especially that vintage! The tulips are the best.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG Glenna how awful that your hubby got so sick. I hope he's much better now. I would have freaked out if that happened to us on the side of the road. WOW talk about excitement. Poor guy.
Love all your goodies you scored.

Eileen said...

Glenna, I thoght I already commented on this, but I see I didn't. What a fabulous shopping spree! This is exactly the kind of stuff I love too. Everything is so vibrant!