Two full days at Road to CA, and I've been so darn good that I'm feeling plumb righteous!!
I did buy a wonderful Country Threads kit using the American Pinwheel #587 pattern, with gorgeous patriotics and tea-dyed colored neutrals. I want the quilt bigger, so I'm going to pull from my stash to make it so. This kit contained 6.25 yards of fabric. This quilt will be my snuggle quilt in the living room.
But then I pulled out a whole pile of marbled FQs for my friends to go through and take. They are all gone! That's 28 yards of fabric out of here!
I can even do the math on this one! 6.25 yards in and 28 yards out! Busted 21.75 yards this week!! Okay, okay, there's no quilt to show for that busted yardage but I'll be sewing again come next weekend!
The show has been wonderful. I picked up maybe three pattens, a book on embroidery, a few packs of wool roving, applique needles, the new Bigger Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley, General chalk pencils, etc., etc. Oh, and some white kitchen towels for embroidery. I also picked up a case for my Pendant Lamp, and a light to hook on the side of my sewing machine. It's called Bendable Bright Light and you can see it at http://www.bendablebrightlight.com/. It was a little pricey but will be perfect for these old eyes.
I am so proud of myself. I was able to satisfy my need to shop without enhancing the stash too much. Everything that followed me home will be put to very good use, and I've rid myself of a whole big bag of fabric! A very good weekend!!
Judy will be going to the quilt show today. I'll drop her off this morning, and then go back at about 3:00 to meet up with her. We have to pick up our quilts between 4:30 and 5:30. My niece will finally get her quilt! LOL
I met some wonderful ladies who stopped by to visit Judy at the book signing. Carol W, hello!! It's so funny to meet someone for the first time who knows your dog's name! LOL
STASH BUSTING TALLY YEAR-TO-DATE -- 20.5 YARDS!!
Incoming - 8.25 yards
Busted - 28.75 yards