Hi everybody! I've missed you so much....my new bloggy schedule isn't working out. I'll have to do something different, but I'll get there.
Today was a winner of a day. High of 82F and very humid - I think 40 degrees warmer than yesterday. My friend didn't realize it was so warm, and went to church with her winter coat on! Tomorrow will be cooler, then we'll bottom out again. I spent the day [last few days] helping my friend Cathy move - today we got her quilt frame up, woohoo! So I was able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.
I've been wanting to show you what Cyndi did. You know she sent me that gorgeous purse - which I get compliments on every time I take anywhere - well, she also sent me a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop for my birthday. The girl has a heart as big as the universe. They had a sale on Kona Solids, so boy did I get some, along with my favorite at the moment print!
Seriously, how cute is that print?
I added a bit to the gift certificate, as hubby forgot to get me anything for my birthday. *G* I'm trying really hard to stick with solids, I want to make some things from the Liberated Quiltmaking II book that I got, and I have so many novelty fabrics that I'm not sure what to make with.
As I said, I've been helping Cathy move, and last Thursday on the way over we saw that our local church was having a rummage sale. I dropped her off at home to pack [shame on me] and went to the sale. It was a LOT smaller than it usually is, so I was in and out rather quickly - which was good because I was feeling guilty. I did pick up a few things, all together less than $3.
A very large oilcloth tablecloth:
A brand-new bear towel for my mum, for Christmas [she loves bears]:
A card-table sized tablecloth:
And a vintage apron that I forgot to take a pic of. Not bad.
Before I forget, I uploaded a bunch of vintage embroidery designs to my flickr, here's a few.
Now don't download from here, go to the flickr set so they all come out the same size. You'll find the full sets there of these designs. If you're not familiar with flickr, let me know, and I will walk you through how to download them. It's easy, once you know how.
As I said at the beginning, I'm giving up on scheduling my blogging. By Wednesday, I had 192 posts in my Reader. And I got no sewing done this week. Looking back, I'm not sure what I DID do! I know Thursday and Friday I helped Cathy move, but before that it's a blur. I think I'll just try to get past the mindset that I need a big chunk of time to get sewing done, and work on utilizing those small moments that I tend to blow off. And maybe get a different computer chair - this one is far too comfortable. I sit here way too long!