Car update: the right control arm had failed. I had never heard of that part and looked it up. The control arms are one of the core components of a suspension system and serve as the direct connection points between the front wheel assemblies and the vehicle's frame. The control arms allow a driver to steer a car while also guiding the wheels up and down with the road surface. Although they are simplistic in appearance, control arms have a vital role in a vehicle's overall stability and drivability. $943.95.
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INOur dear Magpie friend Ellie loved ethnic fabrics and bright colors. She passed away in March. The estate sale was at the end of May at her house in Maine. $5.00 per pound -- what a deal!
Ellie's and my mutual friend Bonnie (whom I know because she's a librarian) planned to attend and I asked if she could go shopping for me. I authorized her to spend $100 (plus postage) and asked for any shweshwe indigo and African wax resist. "I trust your judgment," I told her. The box arrived last Friday, just before I left for the convention. I've washed and ironed it all. Thank you Ellie, and daughter Jennifer, and friend Bonnie!
The descriptors on the selvages are interesting.
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The AAUW summer luncheon was Tuesday. Betsy was the high bidder for the quilt that I donated. (This is the third quilt she's won. I am flattered.)
We have the luncheon at Lambs Farm , a vocational agency for developmentally disabled adults. The thrift shop next door to the restaurant is always worth a visit.
My $14 purchase: never-used souvenirs. Two batik runners, a batik tablecloth and twelve napkins [card table size so why twelve?], all with the Balinese product labels still affixed. A set of Scandinavian table linens (real linen) --placemats and three runners.
I have acquired a number of batik tablecloths, placemats, and napkins. I've used precisely one as a quilt back.
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This month's guild meeting was the annual Raffle Mania fundraiser. Members bring no-longer-loved quilting items including fabric, notions, and patterns. We get free tickets for the number of meetings we attended this year (11 for me) and could buy more (I spent $20 for 30). It's a bucket or put-and-take raffle -- put tickets in the bags next to each item for those you want.I contributed 200 yards of fabric from my stash, culled without anxiety (really!) and bagged by color (plus Christmas). I also bagged 80 patterns from Dorothy's destash.
At the guild rummage sale a few months ago there was a books-for-sale table. More people brought books than bought them. Three or four of those leftover books were placed under each raffle mania item. The winner had to take the books as well as the item.
The fabric weighed 27-1/2 lbs, so 110 yards (remember, I contributed 200 yards). There were five packages of ink-jet printer fabric sheets. Some of the take-these-home-or-else books are new to me.
And, SQUEE! I got the fabric I really, really wanted. Australian aboriginal prints -- 27 FQs and 32 F8ths!
They were all packaged together. Wonder what happened to the 28th FQ.
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Last evening (Thursday) I began playing with the African prints. Here's the work-in-progress.
Linking up with Finished or Not Friday