This first quilt is one I saw early in the trip. Too expensive for my budget, but lovely nonetheless. You can't really see it here, but the quilter did a really nice job of the blocks and setting the blocks together so that all the points matched. And, the hand quilting was very tiny and neat even thought the batting was very thick.
This little Jones machine was over $200. There had been one on ebay for less than $100 including shipping, so no way I was going to bring this one home, even though the decals were delicious.
This quilt, I could have brought home. The marked price was $75, but it had been there so long that the ink on the price tag had all but disappeared. I believe I could have bargained on it. It was all homespun and very rough and very, very heavy. Love the blocks, tho. Now that the trip is over and I know how much we spent, I wish I had bought this.
But, not nearly as much as I wish I had bought this. This little signature machine was nothing special, but look at that cabinet! This would have been so cool. But, I already had one new cabinet in the truck to make space for at home and just couldn't see myself buying this one...even though it was only $35, machine and cabinet both. It was sturdy and in great shape...and I left it sit there.
Okay, so that bit of longing is going to have to do for today. My boss has decided to work me like a rented mule and I am more than just a bit resentful that he's upset a bunch of people around me, who are all coming to me to find out what he wants them to do. And, I don't know. And, I don't really care. I want to say "He's the one that yelled at you. Why are you bothering me? He didn't yell at me."
One day, I'm going to be so burned out I'm going to spontaneously combust.