Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Quilting Books

I was Down East yesterday and just happened to stop by a couple of Goodwill and thrift stores.  Great quilting books for 75 cents each by Barbara Brackman, Kaffe Fassett, Nancy J. Martin, Mary Hickey and Leigh McDonald at the Goodwill store - what a deal!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Quilting Bee Shirts


I was with my quilt bee group today and we meet a couple of blocks from a Habitat for Humanity Store.   Melanie and I hadn't been in a couple of months so it seemed the right thing to do while we're there - stop in and see what they have.  They were painting the inside of the store today so it was a little messy but they had a special - fill up your little basket with clothes for 5 bucks.  Melanie got 3 shirts and I got 9 (all cotton) for $5 total - what a deal! 
Some of these shirts will go in my Kaffe Fassett "shirt-stripe boxes" quilt.
Stay tuned!

FYI - not all Habitat stores have clothes.  This particular one has clothes, shoes, linens, books, furniture, electronics and the usual building supplies.  You never know what you'll find.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Score 1 for Lily

Don't read any further if you're a squirrel lover . . . . .

Score - 1 for Lily
The first score for the year!  Yep, don't hardly believe it myself but Lily got one of those pesky squirrels this morning.  She has so many, many more to go - they're like deer - a car might hit one but there's twenty-five more on the other side of the road.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Talking Centipede

The Talking Centipede

A single guy decided life would be more fun if he had a pet.
So he went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet.

After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede, (100-legged bug),
which came in a little white box to use for his house.
He took the box back home, found a good spot for the box,
and decided he would start off by taking his new pet to church with him.

So he asked the centipede in the box, "Would you like to go to church with me today?
We will have a good time."
But there was no answer from his new pet.
This bothered him a bit, but he waited a few minutes
and then asked again, "How about going to church with me
and receive blessings?"
But again, there was no answer from his new friend and pet.
So he waited a few minutes more, thinking about the situation.
The guy decided to invite the centipede one last time.
This time he put his face up against the centipede's house and shouted,

"Hey, in there! Would you like to go to church with me
and learn about God?"

This time, a little voice came out of the box,
"I heard you the first time! I'm putting my shoes on!"