The random number generator picked 188 - Lori Morton is the winner of a bundle of eight fat quarters of AMB solids. Congratulations - and thanks to all of you who commented! I wish all of you could have won. I loved your views of New Jersey -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. I left out a lot, but didn't want to bore you. I'm second generation NJ and despite having the highest real estate taxes in the nation, I wouldn't wan to live anywhere else full time.
In the meantime, I see that the only way to get so many comments on my blog is to have a giveaway! Sort of depressing, actually. But oh, well -- back to real life.
Earlier this week I went shopping for a lightweight purse to get me through the summer. Found exactly what I was looking for on sale at Macy's and then bought a larger version as a travel bag (also on sale). Jackpot! Even better, the sales person at the Cole Haan store pointed ou that the best thing about the bag was a place to hang your cell phone. "Great!", I thought. If you've ever called me, you know that my message says "I probably can't find my phone because it's at the bottom of my purse" -- so that appealed to me. Of course, then I realized that my cell phone didn't have a hook, so how could I hang it on the clip in the bag? Then it dawned on me that I might have to buy one of those little cell phone thingie cases with a loop on it. BUT...
a) I hated every one of them that I saw, and
b) I needed one right then and there. So, I decided that it couldn't be too difficult to make something that could surve the purpose. LOL. I downloaded a pattern from favecrafts.com/quilting -- a C&T pattern. a PATTERN?? ME? (remember that I flunked sewing in 7th grade) and got to work.
It took me about four hours and it didn't look anything like these, but it works:-).
So that was my week. Weekend - errands on Saturday and my grandson Ben sleeps over.
Sunday, take Ben out to breakfast and then home so we can go watch Josh play baseball. Who says I lead a glamorous life???
Monday, off to Maine for a reunion with college friends. I haven't been to Maine since 1978, but that is a story best left untold.