Tuesday, October 02, 2007

New BOM and New Car!

It's been an interesting couple of days. I've been car shopping. My seven year-old BMW has been a wonderful car, but there comes a point where you wonder if it's worth it to keep spending a couple of grand on it a year. I really wanted to get something that would last me a long time. My CEO has been pushing the Toyota Highlander for a while, so I decided to go look at them on Sunday. His final argument was how much room I'd have in it for my quilting stuff. LOL. Kimberly at The Fat Quarter Shop made a bet with me - and I was sure I'd win. I was just going to look. She said one would follow me home. One did. I owe her a dollar!

Anyway, this huge SUV is parked in my garage. I didn't get home with it until late on Sunday, so my first real driving test was Monday morning freeway traffic. Jane's husband told me to be careful until I learned where the four corners were on it. I was scared to change lanes on the freeway. LOL. Coming home Monday was better, and I was an old pro at driving this hunking thing today.

Yesterday the long-awaited Piece and Plenty BOM finally arrived. I'll probably make it next weekend. If the first block is any indication, it's going to be a beauty! This one I'm really excited about!
I started the quarter-end stuff today. Not a fun task, but someone has to do it. I guess I've been annointed the lucky one! LOL.
And last but not least, I was the winner of the drawing at http://the-latebloomer.blogspot.com/. I absolutely adore that Halloween banner! Thank you, Elizabeth - and Jack! If you've never looked at Elizabeth's patterns and fabric, you must check them out! Gorgeous stuff! I buy a ton of her patterns every year at Thimblecreek and In Between Stitches when we go up for Alex's retreat in November. I can't wait to see all the new ones that will be out then!
~ New car smell
~ Fun packages
~ My new assistant is working out nicely
~ Remembering to stop at the market last night
~ Daisy hugs


Gail said...

Good luck with your new vehicle, I hope you enjoy it.

Teresa said...

New car! I'm glad you were able to get one finally. It can be rather stressful all that looking.

I can't wait to see what you do with the applique. You really do beautiful work.

Darlene said...

Your block arrived! WooHoo! Mine is still in transit - in other words - it's not HERE! LOL Maybe tomorrow! Sigh!

You're going to love your SUV! I've been driving one for over 9 years and I absolutely love it. I used to want small sporty cars. Not anymore! In fact I almost bought a new one this summer and then decided to wait - mine is still going strong! Enjoy!

Jeanne said...

Whoooweee!!! Congratulations on your new car! Yes, that sure will drive bigger for you!

Jeanne :)

Kim said...

Judging by the title of your blog post, I can see you have your priorities straight! LOL! I was thinking about you and that new car when I was driving home today, wondering how it was going. Glad to hear you're enjoying it! And just think of all the groceries it will hold! You could stock up for TWO MONTHS! LOL!

Yvonne said...

Congrats on the new vehicle! I love the banner you won...so cute. Can't wait to see your new block done up.

mar said...

I got mine tooo, block, not car :-) Congratulations on the new ride and the banner. I absolutely LOVE the fabrics in the block, they were folded so pretty! TY - ILY

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Vicky, congrats on your win of that banner. It's adorable. I bought her pattern and have been meaning to make a couple of those. They are too cute.
And where's the photo of the new SUV?? We need to see the new beast!! LOL!!!!

Wendy said...

New car...wow so much fun...time for a road trip with your closest friends...lol

Can't wait to see your new applique block.

Susan said...

So where's a pic of your new auto in the garage? =)

Love the fabrics in your packet BOM.

Erin said...

Congratulations on your new Toyota! hmmm no BMW?? I love them..but love toyota's too. love the new block of the month too...have fun with both...

Nan said...

Congrats on the new car! Love the fabric for the BOM - can't wait to see it sewn up.
And, congrats on winning that wonderful banner - it's soooooo adorable!