Drowning My Sorrows in Ruffles

We have had a string of bad luck the last few weeks.
First the brakes in our SUV went out. Goodbye $980.
Then an ice dam in our gutter caused water to leak into the house.
No idea how much that is going to cost.
Now our dishwasher is broken.
It will be $250 to fix it, so we might as well just get a new one.
And we’ve only had it for about 4 years, danggit!

I needed a little cheering up. A diversion.
So I headed to my favorite little quilt shop to drool over the cute fabrics.
I wasn’t planning on spending any money.
But then I saw this:
I swear it practically jumped right off the display.
OK, maybe I’m just klutzy and I bumped into it.
Whatever. I knew it was meant to be mine.
And it was on sale.
Who am I to mess with destiny?

I brought it home, curled up in a chair, and looked at every single page.  Oh. My. Cuteness. 23 projects, every one of them adorable. And ruffle-y. I feel better already. And I didn’t even need to consume extra calories. 🙂


  1. What a cute book, I will have to check it out! My Microwave just broke today! I think I need to go visit the fabric store also! Wishing you brighter days!

    • Dang, sorry about your microwave. 🙁 You should definitely head to the fabric store. It’s a guaranteed picker upper.

  2. Kara, you make me smile:)

  3. Lisa~The SweetTalk Shop says:

    Don’t you just hate those kinds of weeks where is seems it is never going to stop!! Well I’m sure things will start looking up soon. Can’t wait to see the first project you tackle from your new ruffely book!!


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