Saturday, April 08, 2006
This week I sent off nine yards of fabric from the stash for backing and borders for a group quilt. So a little stash enhancement was okay, right? Jane and I saw a string quilt at a cute shop near here, Stars & Scraps, a few weeks ago. I've been thinking about making one but was kinda chicken. Last weekend while walking around the Fabric Patch, I found a bolt of this floral and remembered I had a couple of yards of it at home. In fact, just a week before that I asked Jane why in the world I had bought it! So the idea formed to use that fabric for focus, and pull oranges, yellows and pinks for a bright string quilt. I pulled a few brights out of my stash this week and there weren't many there. So today at the FP I had more fun pulling tons of bolts and getting 1/4 yard cuts. Jane told me to write this date down - only $43! That must be a record for me! LOL! So, yes, some enhancement, but just a tiny bit!
Today was so beautiful. I did a little shopping. Bought a new ironing board - mine collapsed on me this week! Had fun roaming around Target and Bed Bath & Beyond for a while. I've been working on the retreat quilt this afternoon. Maybe can get the top finished by tomorrow. Maybe.
Today I had to deal with a person who just won't leave well enough alone. I responded today although I held back, as usual, from what I really wanted to say. If we were alone I would have said those things. In front of others, it's never appropriate. But then the occasion only arises in front of others. I think this will end it. I hope so. Her persistance serves no purpose except to make others very uncomfortable. I really have trouble understanding that sort of mentality. I am not the first to have weathered this kind of treatment from her, and I'm sure I won't be the last. If she knew how little it really bothers me deep down, I'm sure that would take the 'fun' out of it for her. C'est la vie.
A sister of a very dear friend passed away today. I don't know details, but my heart is hurting for my friend.
My gratitude today is the feeling of spring in the air - new beginnings.