I'm still keeping my pennies close to the vest, like I'm sure everyone else is at the moment too...but I still find time to do a tiny bit of shopping here and there to do my part. Kathie mentioned something the other day about going through cycles of fabric desires...ie: liking or wanting to work with a new 'type" of fabric every so often. I go through that too. Mostly when I find a new blog and LOVE the look of everything they do, or I delve into my quilt books and see older reproduction quilts that call my name.
On that front I did a tiny bit of sale shopping. One of my favorite online stores... Glorious Color... had all their Jay McCarroll fabrics on sale and I could hold out no more. These are just too cute! I sooo loved him on Project Runway! Speaking of that show...does anyone else find it ODD that they wanted more exposure so they moved to ???Lifetime??? When did Lifetime, the sappy Joan Collins, Danielle Steels movie network become better and more popular that BRAVO??? Huh? Am I the only one scratching my head? Not to mention Bravo has their own show now, which I haven't watch yet...just seen the commercials. Seriously? Lifetime?
Okay back to fabrics. I've been eyeing some lovely Trip Around the World doll quilts and small quilts in my antique books, so I had to supplement my solids stash. I think all I have is a few reds, greens and blues, so these being on sale I thought I'd go for a nice smattering of colors. They look goofy together but they will look nicer when just the right colors are mixed together.
Lastly, I *finally* finished the Nine Orange Pumpkins block for the ABC sampler. I got so stuck and just laid it aside. It was sewing all those tiny letters and really not liking how they looked, but determined to use only cotton in this quilt. So I stopped. But I picked it up again 2 nights ago and got moving and finished. So I'm satisfied with them. Not 100% but they are small and there's 3 layers of fabric under those tiny letter legs that are barely 1/4" in width. I wanted to make them bigger but wasn't sure if the block could stand the size and now I think maybe it could have gone a tiny bit bigger. But hey...I'm about 95% happy and 95% ain't all bad!
Now on to the Rooster and Santa!! Happy Quilting weekend ladies!!