Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fat Quarter

If you are a seamstress or you just love buying fabric, you may be laughing hysterically at reading the sentiment on this card. I did. (if you aren't laughing scroll to the bottom of this post)

The story:
This is a set of Darcie's stamps that my dear friend Kathy bought me. Seriously, folks, this woman has gone to Houston from San Antonio about a million times this year to have surgery, get chemo, see the doctor, etc. to cure her of this thing called breast cancer, and I just drive her car there. She had a body part cut off, gets medicine pumped into her that leaves her tired & with an upset tummy, has lost her hair, has had 2 blood transfusions, has paid out of pocket up til now and I drive her car to Houston & back. Well, I drive HER there, too. I get free food, free lodging, a break from my house (I love being a homeschool mom, but it's a 24/7 job), and then, when Kathy got some money for her birthday, we found Archivers & she bought ME some stuff! She did buy herself some goodies, too, that we couldn't find here in San Antonio, but she also bought ME some fun goodies! Seriously, I'd take the FRIEND chair in the cancer battle any day, even without all the "bonuses," and I am doubly blessed by the cancer patients in my life. Kathy finished her chemo last week & our friend Linda is finishing her chemo treatment this week! They still have radiation ahead and Kathy has to get Herceptin every 3 weeks through June, but they are done with the yuckiest part.

Back to those stamps. When we found Archivers, we knew we'd be there for awhile, but 3 hours was longer than we planned. Oops! We saw these stamps & I thought they were too funny, but wondered, "Who will I send these to?" Most my friends stamp, but don't sew much (some have machines just to sew on cards). Kathy decided I NEEDED this set, so I just said, "Thank you" and let her buy them for me. tee-hee. Then we found this adorable paper by Cosmo Cricket & of course I HAD to have that, too. The background paper has a variety of stitches on it & of course the "ribbon" for this sketch is paper that looks like a measuring tape. Buttons were in a fall set I had here. The cardstock is from Hobby Lobby, but doesn't it match well?

Other stuff:
Spellbinders Nestabilities, ink is SU Ruby Red & a Spectrum in Cappuccino.

I used the sketch from Card Patterns this week (yes, loosely translated):
Wow, I got to make THREE cards last night! That was fun! I've missed getting inky!

Thanks for swinging by!

NOTE: For those who didn't "get" the humor in the sentiment, a fat quarter is a piece of fabric cut 18" long by 22" wide. It's not my mid-section. That would more like a fat half. LOL!


Kathy said...

VERY Cute!! I'm SO happy that you are enjoying your goodies! Love you muchly.... Kathy

Agata said...

Great cheery colors! Thanks for playing along with CP this week!