Thursday, October 23, 2008

Retail therapy

Good morning! Wheww, I am off work at last. A long stretch there...but I am so very glad to have a job! Many employees were laid off in my hospital this week. That is scary! These were experienced, highly educated and trained people...may I say again scary? The economic woes are seeping into even our little neck of the woods. So what is a girl to do? I went to the quilt shop! Doesn't make a lick of sense does it....Anyway! I got the above Kaffe prints. I don't know why, I have never been attracted to them before...but they were in the sale bin!
And a cake stand of Moda Christmas fabrics...they are so cute!

And this piece of pink, because it is pretty!!


Remember my great car wreck of December, 2007? I never got a car...just drove my husband's pickup...and waited and waited, and did not really want a car payment, and saved, and....guess what? I got a new car!! The above Rav 4 is the biggest contribution to the economy I will make for a long, long time...It is cute and pretty and gets great gas mileage,and will get me back and forth to work and the grocery, which is where I mostly go. How cool, huh? I found out that car dealerships are really hurting right now, and I got it for cost. They just have parking lots full of cars sitting there, not selling, due to the economy. So I helped them and me too!
Hope that everyone has a most wonderful day! It is cool here, in the 40's...nice!!
JulieK



23 comments:

Amelia said...

Fabric choice is great...love the colors in the first picture.

Wow, a new car...now aren't you quite the lady buzzing around. These are supposed to get great gas mileage, aren't they?

Enjoy your rest from working all those hours and days.

Jackie said...

Love your fabrics! I have to say that I do have quite a few Kaffe fabrics myself. Love your new car and sounds like waiting paid off. They say to strike while the iron is hot! Good luck with it and Congratulations.

SuBee said...

Good job!! All of it, the fabric (yummo!) the car and the job that pays for it all-- lol! That really is a cute car; I've been thinking about that one myself. Maybe it's time?

quilterpolly said...

love the fabrics:) how fun to get a new car:) perfect time for you to get one!!

Sue H said...

Wow! What fabulous retail therapy you had! Love the fabrics, and your new vehicle is adorable! You will have to teach it the path to all your favorite quilt shops! Fun.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh I love it when you're home. Welcome home. Its for Tea & Bee.

How very edge of you with the new Kaffe prints. I've never tried but I've thought... Xmas fabrics are fun and pink because, well, like you said its pretty. Good girl for supporting your local quilt shop.

I'm so thrilld about your new grocery picker-upper. Congratulations. Its beautimous. Its fantastical. Perfect!

Again, welcome home~!

swooze said...

I am glad you posted on my blog. I tried to post earlier and blogger was acting up. I have the same car and same color. Love it! Just don't let mother drop coins in the back seat. They might end up in your bumper!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Julie, love the Moda Christmas Fabric.A new car, enjoy.Retail Therapy sometimes is just what the soul needs. Regards Lyn

Julia said...

Cute car! It looks a lot like mine. Even about the same color. I have the Honda version, a CRV. I love it! Which is good, because I will be driving it for many years to come. :~)

MARCIE said...

Love your new car! Good for you! Have fun with all your cute new fabrics!

Nan said...

Sometimes a girl needs a little fabric-buying therapy! I do the same thing, much to my husband's chagrin (on occasion)!
Your fabric purchases are wonderful! I've never bought any Kaffe prints before - I like the ones you bought very much.
Congratulations on the new car! What a cutie!
Enjoy your days off, Julie!

Marilyn R said...

The Christmas fabric is adorable! I think retail therapy is a great therapy from time to time!

Suze said...

I like it when nice things happen to good people.

Your car is lovely. That makes going to work just a bit better.

Finn said...

Love the retail therapy Julie! Both fabric and otherwise! Good for you for getting a car the old fashion way...saving for it. It's a beauty and I am praying that your angel is always with you as you travel. That was a close clall last year. Enjoy your time off. Thinking of you, Hugs, Finnie

Darcie said...

Great buy on the Toyota! I have a Camry...with only two more payments to go before it is TOTALLY mine. Well...it's more for my two girls...as I hardly drive anywhere anymore. ;-)

Love the fabric purchases. We must do what we can for the economy, right?!

As soon as I receive my batting shipment, I'll be quilting something pink! ;-)

KCQuilter said...

Love, love, love your new car!!!! We are beginning to do a little look-see at the car lots and I'll definitely check out the Rav 4s. Oh, and that Christmas fabric is to die for. Enjoy your time off.

meggie said...

I love those pretty fabrics.
Your new car looks lovely too!

Eileen said...

What a great boost to the economy you made. Love that car but yes we need to help any way we can.
Glad that you still have that job. It is a very scary time.

jacquie said...

new fabric...new car...you are on a roll! i'm a rav girl too...mine has 100,000 miles and is FABULOUS!

Teresa said...

Oh wow.. a new car! Aren't you glad you waited because it sure sounds like you got a great deal. Love your fabric purchases too!

country mouse said...

Ooohhh fabric therapy!!! When my life gets back to "normal" (I use that term loosly lol) I think I'm gonna treat myself to some of that too. Looks like you found some great fabric :cD

And a big congratulations on your new car. How excititng for you!!! Enjoy that new vehicle of yours ;cD

Quilt Hollow said...

You'll love the Rav 4....we got one earlier in the year for my husband to commute in.

Good choice on fabrics....love therapy.

Ginger Patches said...

I love the "It's snowing" line--love the aqua and red!! I have a jelly roll and a few charm packs and I'm hoping to do something with it in time for Christmas!! Love your car :)