I don't know what happened this week. I didn't poke any buttons except for a pattern, but three packages landed. I forgot I had an order last week on one item, another was an automatic shipment from the Fat Quarter Shop, and the third was from a blogger friend. All total = 28.25 yards!
The first box contained this quarter's Scrap Basket Surprises Club quilt and backing. (Well, the link shows the September quilt, not the Summer Breeze quilt out of Fig Tree's Fresh Cotton.) The kit is already residing with its Fig Tree cousins, but it's the one with the darker polka dots there on the botton shelf. Don't say it. I know I have enough of Joanna's fabric to open my own Fig Tree shop! Love that stuff.
The second box was what I forgot I ordered last week -- a bolt of Aster Manor by 3 Sisters. I figure this 15 yards can be backgrounds and/or backings for two quilts. It goes with the Fig Tree lines, too, so no harm/no foul. I absolutely adore floral tone-on-tones. Perfect applique backgrounds. When I get time to applique, that is.
The third package was a gift from Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts - some shirtings. She recently had a contest on her blog for some shirtings, and although I didn't win, she was kind enough to send some along to me, too! These will all be used on my little basket blocks! BTW, I am working on those again. I made seven or eight last week, and plan to prep a bunch more this weekend. The next couple of weeks are going to be stressful at work, so it will be nice to have them ready to stitch on and relax when I get home each night. Thank you, Kathie! You make the most beautiful appliqued quilts, and are such an inspiration to me!!!
Penny had a rough day yesterday. We went to the vet early in the day to get her annual shots. Well, she had an adverse reaction to one of them, or maybe the combination. I don't know. Almost immediately she began projectile vomiting. Poor baby. They kept her there a couple of hours and gave her a steriod shot, Benadryl shot, and some hydration. We were toast when we got home. She mostly slept the rest of the day. They told me to keep a close eye on her, so I took them literally and basically just sat and watched her all afternoon. She's okay today, thank goodness. That was scary and awful.
I'm heading into my sewing room to start sewing on the Civil War Tribute BOM that I'm so far behind on. Each month is a bit labor intensive, but I love these blocks and love making them!
That's it for me. I'm deeper in the hole and I was trying SO hard to be good!
Year to Date:
Busted: 232.625 yards
Purchased: 307.955 yards
Net YTD: (75.53) yards busted :(
A bit of history: This week in 2009 I was 304.25 yards in the hole. In 2008 I was 267.75 yards down. I guess I'm not doing so badly after all!
Oh oh, one more IMPORTANT thing! Kimberly is having a sale on gift certificates until July 9th! What a deal! Now would be a great time to get those birthday gift certificates for your quilting buddies! Or for yourself, which is what I did!!