I'm on a mission to drive my friend, Ginger, nuts.
She wants me to post about one thing. Just one. Last week, she said I was doing great until I stuck in the bit about the shark video. She's known me for fifteen years and she keeps thinking I'm going to suddenly become a linear-thinker, that I won't abruptly segue into some random, completely off-the-beaten-path topics. She even talks to my Mom about it, asking if I've always been this way.
I probably should warn her ~ and you ~ that I have a little laundry list of things to tell you about today. So Ginger... just stop now. Save yourself.
As for everybody else... A belated Happy National Quilting Day!
I forgot all about it until a friend mentioned it on Sunday. Oops. The good news is that I celebrated just the same. Well, sort of. I celebrated Happy Highly Localized Schnibbling Day.
I cut, trimmed, sewed, pressed, fretted, adjusted and sewed some more. I had this to show for it at the end of the day.
That was the by-product of this.
When I went to bed at 2:07 am, this is what I had to show for my day. Fabric -- Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air. The colors and prints are terrific. The background is my favorite pin-dot by Sandy Klop ~ American Jane.
This morning, I started prepping and cutting this.
Farmer's Market by Brannock & Patek. I had everything laid out so that I could add a few random/scrap squares to the mix since I was leaving out the solids. (I'll tell you more about that later this week.)
Thank you. I didn't get to thank you last week for the kind and supportive comments responding to my decision regarding doing fabric. I appreciate it more than I can say. As much as I enjoyed it, not doing it anymore will leave me more time to indulge in my second favorite past-time... re-designing everybody else's fabric collection! Admit it! You do it too! The background should have been this print, not that one. And lighter. And that green should have been darker... more yellow.
By the way, the Farmer's Market collection... I really wanted the stripe print in pink. And where were the red polka dots on yellow?
My sewing basket. I only met Barb twice, and I bought my basket the last time I was in Kansas City for Market in 2005. Coincidentally ~ ironically? ~ I met her through Ginger. While Ginger didn't know how to get in touch with her, she had a good idea on who would. So I'm working on it and I promise to let you know if I find her, and if she's still making baskets.
Brighton Tins. For those of you that didn't know what I meant, Brighton Jewelry "used" to put your purchase in a pretty little decorative metal tin. It occurred to me the other day that I don't think they still do that, that now purchases are put in a small colored gauze bag.
Earrings and bracelets went into the small hearts ~ about 4" across ~ and necklaces or multiple items went into the large hearts ~ about 7" across or so. And yes, I used to get picky about which tins they were giving me. They're wonderful for pins and even small sewing kits.
Scissors. In what has to be just a bit ironic, I seem to have lost a pair of scissors. One of my favorite pairs too ~ I bought them years ago, they're a bit bigger than the pair by my sewing machine, but not full-size shears. Sort of like half-size shears. Brushed metal. (Can you tell I'm really missing them?) I remember using them a couple of weeks ago... and then nothing. I'm try to put them back in the basket when I'm done using them but they aren't there, and they aren't anywhere else. Don't you know they'll turn up eventually in the weirdest place imaginable.
I just hope Ginger doesn't have them... she might be tempted to use them for an "un-official" purpose.
Chocolate Caramels. So? A couple of you said you were going to order them... what do you think? Do you like them?
That's everything on my list for today. This list anyway. I have a couple of errands to run, including finding some Dove Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs for my Mom. I bought her some last year and she loved them ~ better than Reese's. Which reminds me, I should probably get some peanut butter biscuits for Rosie too.
See... that's pretty linear thinking. I can do it when I want to.
But don't tell Ginger.