07. June 2015 · Comments Off on Sunday Stash – Bunnies in the Clover Patch · Categories: Sunday Stash · Tags: , , , , ,

I added to my stash in a big way this week.  One trip to the LQS and orders from three separate on-line stores.  Yeah.  I was bad.  In my defense I only meant to order from one on-line store, but I had to go to three to get everything I wanted.  I’m defending myself a lot these days aren’t I?  I ran across a blogger recently who proudly insisted “never apologize for your stash”  . . . so perhaps I’ll only apologize to the bank account (and The Husband) and not to you all.

Today I’m only going to share pictures of the LQS purchase.  It’s meager compared to the on-line ones, but it’s what I had time to photograph this week.  Also, I need to find my bag of clothespins before I can photograph the online order how I’d like.  The online order is mostly Cotton & Steel with two clearance impulse buys, an Anna Maria Horner (my first), a Sarah Watson and a Tula Pink.

Here’s why I actually went to the LQS in the first place.

Botanics with the Virginia Creeper RW

I picked up a few quarter yards of Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for my paper piecing block of the month project.  I needed the green for sure and went ahead and grabbed the gold and white in the same pattern as well.  I normally don’t prefer gold, but it looks great with the grey and white fabrics in this line.  It’s a good thing I splurged too because the newest block uses bigger pieces than I have in the 10″ layer cake I purchased.

This little guy hopped into my bag while I was there.

Bunnies in the Clover 1 RW

I couldn’t help bringing him home.  I.  Freaking.  Love.  Bunnies.  And we have plenty of clover in the yard for him to nibble on.

Bunnies in the Clover 2 RW

Mollie Sparkles is probably rolling his eyes at the gooey mushy turn this post has taken.

It’s a fat quarter of Michael Miller fabrics and that’s all the selvage tells me.

Bunnies in the Clover 3 RW

I’m thinking some fussy cutting for a paper pieced polaroid picture block.  I saw this done over at the Stash Bee blog and was intrigued.

As is my new norm, comments are closed.  Here’s why.  Thanks for understanding.

– Joanna

Linking up with Mollie Sparkles for Sunday Stash.  Where quilters go to live vicariously.


Rural King is awesome.  It is literally astounding the variety of items you can find there.  I mean, the potato chip selection alone is worth the trip!  Yes, that’s a link to previous post I wrote.  Go read it if you don’t recall or are new here.  Or read it again just because.  Go on, scoot scoot.  But come on back because I’m not done.

I’m really thinking this might be a regular series.  We sure go to Rural King often enough to make it a regular series.  Okay, it’s decided.  From now on every time I go to Rural King I’m taking pictures for you; pictures of whatever I find of interest that day.

I can’t believe I didn’t notice this before but there are chicken foot prints painted on the concrete when you walk in.  Either calling or mocking (boock boock boock boock).  In other news Sweetey Petey does an excellent chicken impression these days.

Chicken Feet RW

More chickens.  And ducks.  This time in lawn ornament form.  My now duck obsessed husband seriously wanted the duck statue.  I threatened him with bodily harm, because, well, they’re ugly.  I have standards people.

Rural King Chx Statue RW

Chicken travel cups.   The Husband is actually in the market for a new travel cup but I didn’t quite get the joke.  It’s supposed to be funny right?

Rural King Mug 2 RW

I mean King of the Roost?  No.  Cock of the Walk is a classic but King of the Roost I just don’t get.

Rural King Mug 1 RW

More lawn decorations.  It got me thinking I might do something whimsical outside for the kids to enjoy, but not exactly like this.  Because, well, they’re ugly.

Flower RW

The best part of this trip was the clothing!  Camo overalls but with white ruffles for girls.  My daughter will wear this over my dead body because this may have been the ugliest thing in the store.

Outfit 3 RW

Wait, no.  This may have been the ugliest thing in the store.  No, no, the camo is worse I think.  Hard to decide, really.  There are both so very very bad.

Outfit 1 RW

All the clothes weren’t bad, though.  I’d let my daughter wear this one (after I cut the lace off the top of course.)

Outfit 2 RW

Possibly the most controversial item I found was a drunk Smurfette lounging sluttily in a cocktail glass.  Ummmmm aren’t Smurfs supposed to be for kids?  Smurfette – stop with the come hither stare, stop hiking that dress above your knees and join AA already!!!!

Rural King Smurf RW

It wasn’t all bad this trip.  Petey got to pet a bunny so that was totally cool.

Rural King Bunny RW

See you next time we walk through Rural King!

– Joanna

P.S.  Congrats to a friend who just had her baby!  You know who you are and he is absolutely beautiful!  On a selfish note I’m excited to have another new mom friend I can chat with in the middle of the night because babies don’t sleep.  That whole “sleeping like a baby” cliche is false.  False advertisement I say!

Question of the Day:  What, of all these items, would you be willing to buy?

Because my friend Kelly wants more pictures of ME

Because I am currently watching GLEE

I present a poem, just this one TIME

For Day 17 January Blog a Day things that RHYME

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Things That Rhyme

 There’s a reason I put no pictures

Of me on my BLOG

It’s because my dancing

Is very reminiscent of a FROG

Because I don’t want you to SICKEN

Due to photos of my funky CHICKEN

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I hope you all enjoyed your Mushroomday (sorry Erika, I wasn’t aware you weren’t a mushroom fan and I am pretty sure my gray sauce didn’t convert you).  If Wednesday was Mushroomday then the rest of the week might have been Sweetpotatoday.

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