Thursday, 8 September 2011

Shallow and Material things that make me happy

A few hours left to enter my Accuquilt Go! Baby giveaway here.
My car had pretty much had it and at rather short notice I had to buy a new (to me) one.  It is the first time I have bought a car with a year's warranty rather than the wing and a prayer that I usually receive after handing over a few thousand pounds.  I am the sole driver in our house so the onus on car purchases is firmly on me.  This one is a honey, even I can get excited about it and I am not fussed about cars.
I knew a new car would come around now so I have been saving and saving- I am very risk averse and loans are hard to get so handing over such a big wodge of money was hard but a relief, I don't think this car will need attention for a long time, no more trips to the garage.  My blood sugar needed something to recover with, my local shop still has a few of these...

Cadbury's creme egg are my favourite chocolate sweets.  Strictly speaking only around for Easter, these must be close to being out of date but hey, there are only three and I've eaten one already.  A bit of reading matter to go with the cup of earl grey and the choc- how about McCall's Quilt It Book II-1974  magazine picked up in a charity shop today.  It has patterns based on some traditional quilts. I liked this Ocean Waves quilt until I read of the 2000 triangles that made up the design.
This curtain is a great way to showcase  the Rob Peter to Pay Paul pattern, and some random wicker bird cages.
And who doesn't feel the need to have a Yo-yo vest of many colours- click on the pictures to see them larger and in eye watering detail!
I'll do the accuquilt draw tomorrow and kick off the Courthouse Steps pillow tutorial- I am going to spread it across a few posts..x
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  1. Happy new car! I'd love to eat a creme egg in September - yummy!!

  2. Congrats on the new car! I'm going to have to get a new one soon too, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to my current baby!...

  3. Never used to like creme eggs but they have been growing on me the last couple of years! Congrats on the new car! :)

  4. Enjoy your new car! I held back from clicking on the yo yo vests, a girl needs to sleep.
    PS> 10/10 for findinf creme eggs in September!

  5. I am jealous of everything except the waistcoats!!
    You could knock out 2000 triangles on the Go! in no time!

  6. Cadburry creamed eggs and Earl Grey...sounds delicious!

    Congrats on the new car. It is a releaf to have a reliable vehicle.

  7. I have a Yaris! They're great cars :)
    Have you seen the Creme Eggs with the green insides??!!

  8. Wow, it's a new-to-you car! Woohoo! Drive safe.
    And 2000 triangles. That's nothin' for you. I say go for it (I promise to cheer you on).

  9. Woo hoo on the new car! I have a friend whose husband drives a Yaris for his commute and they LOVE it. He was even in a terrible accident in it, and it was amazing how well it came out.

    Cadbury creme eggs are my favorite!!! I buy the teeny ones and stash them in my glovebox so the kids won't eat them. Yum, yum, yum.

  10. Yay, a new car for you! You must be so excited about it! The curtain is lovely although it would take me ages to finish it lol!

  11. Congratulations on the new car!
    I love creme eggs they're my favourite too! I buy a big box whenever I am in the UK to bring back home they're too expensive over here.
    I'm off to whip up a hot new yo yo vest now..wondering if I could combine that with some crazy patchwork that would be so groovy! ;-)

  12. wow! I now know what to make my husband for Christmas ;-)

  13. Oh my! The yoyo creation reminds me of the 'tabard' fashion sensation in the 70's - I'm so glad it was short-lived !! and the patchwork shoulder and boob-warmer on the left, thankfully worn over over a modest blouse - wow!!
    It's only a matter of time before these re-emerge as the trend does another lap. Pinefores, popsocks and tabards - you heard it here first!

  14. I'm very hungry right now, having restarted the Weight Watchers diet. So thinking about the Cadbury egg is making my mouth water. Better head to the kitchen for some diet coke.

    And congrats on the new-to-you car!


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