15 October, 2010

Rear Air Bags

I stopped at the fabric store to buy batting for our Quilt Ministry yesterday. It was on sale, by the yard, so I bought a whole roll. It seemed like good stewardship, at the time. After the clerk retrieved it from the stock room and I realized it was a 60 yard roll (I expected it to be half this big) I began to seriously wonder if I could fit it into my car. The bad news (for large purchases) is that I have a small car; the good news is that it's a convertible! I was able to wrestle it in... and get the top back up.This exercise was pure entertainment for a little old man parked nearby who gave me a thumbs-up and a big smile after I was done, glad he enjoyed the show. Luckily, it's short drive from there to church; (and that there are side mirrors) it was a bit tough to see out the back window.

Life is Good!
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12 comments:

OhQuilter said...

I've never know you to back down from a challenge! I bet it was entertaining!

Ancestor Collector said...

This post made me laugh out loud! I can just imagine little tiny you struggling with this 60 yards of batting!! Good job! :-D

Domestic Designer said...

So funny! I can just imagine the looks you got. Aren't you glad you bought that convertible? Have a great weekend.
DD

paula, the quilter said...

Way to go, Mrs. G! You made my Friday.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Too funny!!

Remember that big roll I gave you? That's exactly how I felt trying to cram it into my van! At least I didn't have an audience. :)

Looks like you're well stocked for lots of creative fun!

Nane said...

Thats Great

Salem Stitcher said...

I bet that WAS highly entertaining to watch! Just the photo makes me laugh!

Gina said...

Sooo funny!

AnnieO said...

Funny! I remember once buying a whole lotta baby items like a stroller, bouncer chair, etc and then getting them outside in their huge boxes to our mid size sedan and just laughing. We had to take everything out of the boxes and leave the boxes in the parking lot!

Trudi said...

LOL Oh Mrs G! I have soooooooo been there! Imagine the look on the Customs Officers faces as I drive from the UK to the Netherlands with a 60yd roll in the back of my little hatchback! And on sale, well, that really does make life good!

Quilt Hollow said...

Too funny....reminds me of our poor mail lady delivering a roll to me awhile back. What kind of batting is this one?

Tanya said...

Great pictures!!! My friend bought a roll like that (had it delivered to her house) and the only place it could fit was in the upstairs hallway. Her family couldn't use their upstairs bathroom for months!