October 13, 2011

Surprise in the Aisle

Last night, i realized we were out of milk. No milk = no cereal in the morning, which = not a good start to the day, so off to the grocery store i went. No matter what time of day it is, it's always crowded in our local store...so over the years, i've drawn a mental map of the place for just these times when all i want to do is zip in and check out. You too? Even so, it's quite an obstacle course to get to the far back corner where the milk is, and i couldn't find a clear aisle to zip down! Canned goods aisle: full. Baking aisle: not even going to attempt it (plus, i wouldn't get passed the chocolate chips without buying them). Pet food aisle: what? did everyone run out of pet food at the same time? skip.

Then finally, the seasonal aisle (i think that's what they call it) where books, movies, magazines, patio furniture, balloons, wrapping paper, and halloween candy can be found...was empty. Smooth sailing! As i zipped by, I quickly glanced over at the magazines and continued on my way then stopped in my tracks. Did i see what i thought i saw? It was definitely the colors that registered in my mind, delayed by about 8 feet. Back up. Nope, i didn't imagine it! So i grabbed this off the shelf...
...and felt a Flurry of excitement (duh, sorry) to see that beautiful giant snowflake quilt on the cover! I flipped through and found the pattern instructions on p. 36. It's called "Snow-Kissed Star" and is made by none other than Konda Luckau of Moose on the Porch Quilts!
How weird that i just linked to her blog yesterday but didn't even notice her post about it! Anyway, i love this pattern and the instructions look really simple. The center snowflake uses only 1/2 a jelly roll (plus white for the background), so you could actually make two cute n' quilt-ie christmas gifts!

I continued to flip through the issue before plunking it in my basket, when what what to my wondering eyes should appear but...
...these a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. elfen stockings made by Vanessa of Lella Boutique! (btw Vanessa, i still can't wipe the dopey grin off my face either *wink*)

Congratulations, Konda and Vanessa! And thank you for making my trip to the grocery store so memorable. Except i was so excited after finding the magazine that not only did i get milk, i went back for the chocolate chips too.

23 comments:

  1. How fun this must have been! Glad you were able to get the chocolate chips, too!

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  2. What a good trip to the grocery store! I wish mine would turn out that great! I'll have to look for that magazine, great projects!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the results of your milk stop!! I had missed this magazine but will go back to get it now - I love that snowflake quilt!!!

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  4. Everything we do in life has a reason and you were meant to see that - now I have just got to find that magazine - I love that star and already have my Kate Spain fabric. Lovely combination.

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  5. Such a cute post! Great Christmas-y projects!

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  6. Mine came in the mail last week and I just knew that was your fabric when I saw the cover...it's so cheerful and festive! Glad to hear you got the chocolate chips too...and didn't forget the milk! That's what I would have done!

    MGM

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  7. That must be exciting for you! I ordered some Flurry yesterday. I've got my work cut out for me already to get gifts sewn for Christmas but I found a GREAT pattern on Moda Bake Shop that I think would be perfect with Christmas fabric!

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  8. This is my kind of trip to the grocery store. Congratulations on another great fabric collection!

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  9. I purchased the magazine a few days ago just for the flurry quilt pattern. So pretty in these fabrics!

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  10. I'd love to see this quilt in winter white and blues for winter. I guess I'll just have to try it!

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  11. Fun! What a great surprise. You never know what you will find at the grocery store. Enjoy!

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  12. And you deserved every one of those chocolate chips!!

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  13. Wonderful xmas projects and beautiful Flurry line!!

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  14. After three stores many miles apart, I have the magazine. Yeah - Judy C

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  15. I know what you mean about running out of milk and only discovering it at night - especially if you've been out and about all day! I subscribe to that magazine and received mine in the mail on Friday - I just love the curly toed stockings - so cute.

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  16. I am so glad that you like the stockings! I knew immediately when I saw your fabric that it was what I must use for them!

    xo

    Vanessa

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  17. Anything and everything looks awesome in your fabric. In fact, I was having a fabulous time working with Terrain over the weekend!

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  18. Thanks Kate! Mary's right -- everything looks good in Flurry! I had so much fun playing with it!

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  19. I'm the lucky editor that had the Snow-Kissed Star quilt hanging on my wall for a couple of weeks. Thanks to the Flurry fabrics and Konda's great design the quilt positively glows!

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  20. i bought it too!, and some chocolate, gotta get that chocolate!.

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