Thursday, December 1, 2016

So Happy It's Thursday! #1

My darling friend Lee Anna has started a new blog series, entitled "I like Thursdays." As a working person, I don't much like Thursdays except that they usually mean that Friday is not far behind and Project Runway will be on television that night. I prefer to watch PR without commercials and I don't like to stay up late, so I record it on TIVO and watch it the next day or over the weekend.

Anyways, I had a pretty good day today and it inspired a So Happy It's Thursday post.

1. I adore my friend Lee Anna. First she was a blogging friend, then we had the chance to meet in person and I adored her even more. She's a part of my every day life, even if she is far away, and we usually talk on the phone at least once a week. We're kindred spirits. Plus she likes Project Runway too, so we get to discuss it!
Our first meeting at the Houston Quilt Festival in 2014.
2. And then there's the Pug Pack. I start my morning by taking these adorable little fellows to the park each morning. Today was a really good day because everyone pooped and peed outside, which is a victory, when your Pug boys are 15, 14 and 7.5. My 14-year old pug, Elvis, is actually the most house-broken. Romeo, age 15, never had an accident until he became quite elderly. LarryPug just likes to mark for fun. The Pug boys bring joy to my life every day.
From left to right: Romeo, LarryPug and Elvis. This photo was taken a few years ago before Romeo went blind.
3. Got some holiday shopping done without leaving the office. My friend Dianne made this fabulous, hand-made Christmas present for my friend Carol. I'm pretty sure that Carol doesn't read my blog. Hey Carol, if you're reading this, let me know and I'll give it to you early! If you want to order one, send me an email and I'll put you in touch with my friend Dianne. My email, of course, is Pugmomquilts. It is at
My friend Dianne and her husband Rich are making and selling these beautiful wooden leash holders, customized with your dog's name on it. Carol's dogs are Harry and Bella. That is my handsome husband Mike doing his Vanna imitation.
Here's a close-up
4. Lunch was delicious! I had shrimp tempura rolls and rainbow cookies!

5. The weather was unseasonably warm in Boston! In celebration, I had a chocolate frappe (milkshake to those of you not from New England). It went very well with the shrimp tempura rolls and the rainbow cookies.

6. I went to the fabric store at lunch time and hit the mother lode on the remnant table. At Sewphisticated Discount Fabrics, remnants are $2.49 a yard. The top two fabrics are Phillip Jacobs from his Snow Leopard line. The fairy print is from Riley Blake. The tiger striped fabric is an African import and it was $3.99 a yard. Whoever said that money can't buy happiness never struck gold at the fabric store!
You can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much fabric.
And in celebration of my first So Happy It's Thursday post, I am offering up a little contest. How much fabric (in yards) did I buy at the fabric store today and how much did I spend? I'll come up with some type of prize for the person who gets the closest answer without going over. Write your answer in the comment section of this blog post. UPDATE: the contest is now closed. The winner is Valerie who correctly guessed that I bought 20 yards of fabric. No-one really came close to the dollar amount. I think I spent about $65, but think about how much money I saved!

Thanks for visiting!

Linking up with Lee Anna's I Like Thursdays late at night on Thursday.

And what is better than Thursday? Why Friday, of course! Linking up on Friday to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.

Pugs and kisses,


  1. I say you bought 9 yards of fabric and spent approximately $22. No laughing, I love Thursdays because the housecleaner comes and it is one day closer to the weekend and DH and I can get some stuff done.

  2. I've been thinking this thru since last night. I suspect there is more hidden in those folds that one thinks. I'm going to guess 2 yards of the African print, and not to go over 10 yards of the others, so $33 bucks or so. What a haul. LeeAnna

  3. I'm going to guess 11 yards and $36. Looks like you found some fun pieces on sale. That always makes for a fun day.

  4. What a great picture of you two! And of the pugboys too. My guess is 8 yards, just about $20. No matter how much it was, what a steal!

  5. As a guess, I'd say 12 yards at about $36.

  6. My guess is 11 yards for about $32.oo

  7. Well no one has taken 13 yards,about $40, so I throw that out. Whatever what a bargain. Quilt stores in my area don't go much below $6/yd.

  8. I so enjoyed your post. (20 yards for twenty bucks??)

    1. Wow!! Nanc...twenty yards at great prices! Sooo cool! Oooh looking forward to my happy mail! Thank you!!

  9. I'm going for 15 yards. LOVED seeing your pugs. I have a little female (Tula) and a hybrid (Nell) part pug, part brussel griffon. So we share the love of fabric, pugs and of course sushi!!!! Your blog makes me happy.

  10. QBL friends are the best, but meeting them is the BEST!! And more than once! I speak from experience. I'm enjoying LeeAnna's Thursday posts, and after today's had to come and read yours. Those balmy temps were our way too; 21.5C aka 71F the day we left, Nov. 18! Not so much there now, brr. That's a terrific shot of the pug boys, aww!