That's what you all are - a bunch of enablers! LOL. Thank you for helping me find excuses for my fall from grace! My friend, Mar, called me yesterday. When I answered the phone, she said, "Just exactly how many FQs did you buy?" And an email from my :) :) :) friend wondering the same thing! Geez ........ I don't get no respect! I guess I now have to extend my no-buy for two more weeks just to keep them happy!
But here's the best excuse of all for buying those FQs! I got the UGLY quilt done! I finished it yesterday, pieced the backing, made the binding, and delivered it all to Ginger at the quilt shop. She was laughing when I pulled it out and told her I thought it was ugly. Then another employee walked up and said how much she liked it. Go figure! Oh, well, it's done! I'm going start sewing on the blasted giterdun in about 15 minutes. Yep! Very soon I hope to rename that quilt the "gotitdun"! After doing the ducks and all those geese, the Irish chain suddenly doesn't seem so bad!
I just love the Nancy Halvorsen books and fabrics. I've been buying the books for years but have never made a single thing from them. The four FQs pictured just below the book are from her last line. I love it when fabric designers coordinate things so we can use our leftovers from one project in another. I guess it would be boring if they all did that, but every once in a while would be great! You could do that with a lot of the old Robyn Pandolph Moda lines. There are a couple of small projects in this book that I want to attempt. They involve fusibles and blanket stitching. I can do it! It'll be fun to try something new! In her Christmas book last year, there was a reindeer quilt that's adorable. Another one on my to-do list!
Happy Mother's Day to everyone. I think Jane and I are getting together a little later today. That's always fun! Daisy loves Jane, and totally ignores me when Jane's around! That little snooker! Thinking of Mom a lot today. I just might do the hokey-pokey for her!
~ A peaceful, productive weekend
~ A trip to the market last night for under 100 bucks!
~ "Mary Ellen's Best Press, the Clear Starch Alternative"
~ Finishing the Applique Club proposal~ Smelling the wonderful jasmine in bloom!