The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mumblings From the Manor

I get so excited when the mail lady drives up our lane - it always means she has something for me that could not go in the box.  Last Monday there were three packages.  I got all my knitting supplies for the KnitALong with Judy L. in November. 

I am now looking at the picture and wonder if maybe I have too many patterns and not enough materials. This could be a problem - but NO I am not going to start collecting yarn.  I would have to give up fabric shelf space and I know that is not going to happen. Please just let me get these socks made.

I really do enjoy looking at fabric and specials at the smaller internet quilt sites and when they say, "Sign up to win", I always do. This is becoming very beneficial as I won a $50 gift certificate from Tranquility Quilts and was able to get 11 yards of fabric while they were having a 40% off sale.  A really nice win. 

I won a $10 gift certificate from Fabric Buffet and I shopped their sale room and got three yards of background fabric for the next mystery quilt Bonnie Hunter will be offering.

I encourage all of you to sign up when they say you can win as it really does work - even if you have to pay the shipping charges.  I would like to also add - sometimes you sign up and all you get are newsletters.  If I get a newsletter and it never announces a winner, I unsubscribe.   I think they should always announce a winner if they say there will be one - does not have to be me - but should be someone and it could be you.  

The NC State Fair  is currently underway and since DWH retired this year he was able to escort me.  One of the highlights for us is always "The Village of Yesteryear." The vendors are dressed in period clothing and most of them are artists from North Carolina.  We purchased a dough bowl this year made by JP Madren who has been carving the dough bowls at the fair since 1988.  I had hoped to show you a picture but now have to figure why I cannot download. Urggh !!!

We again ate our way through the fair - Barbque lunch in the Jim Graham building - funnel cake - fresh cut french fries and a really big bowl of homemade ice cream from NC State.  We had saved up all of our calories for this once-a-year splurge.  You cannot go to a fair and not eat fair food but I am happy to report that we did not do corn, turkey legs or fried Oreos this year.

Hope your week was outstanding!!!   Judy C


Clothed in Scarlet said...

Hi Judy :0) My name is Sarah and I live in Hope Mills, NC. I came across your blog in the participants with the Candle Mat Swap. I haven't signed up for this swap but, did participate in the posy needle case swap. Anyways, just wanted to say hello as you are in NC as well!

J said...

I thought it was the "UPS" man that you enjoyed getting visits from, since that means "presents" Hope all is well and the blog is looking terrific!!