Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on the last post. Here's a picture of the completed top I put together. It's a little different than the original layout:
Today I made some quick pillowcases for a new grad:
About a month ago I won two $25 gift cards to Quilter's Way for my entries into a completed UFO challenge at the Chelmsford Guild. I couldn't believe that I won twice - it totally cheered me up. I am pretty sure that was the day that my son plowed into an old lady when he was riding his bike at the park. I was going to wait until there was a fabric that I "really" needed to use the gift cards but when I saw that there whole store was 20% off today I decided to not wait.
I also had an awesome fabric score recently in finally finding this Tula Pink Birds and Bees bundle on Delrayfabrics. I thought it was a typo or some sort of mistake when I saw Pam had this for a really great price so long after it was released. I have been obsessing about this line for a while - debating if I should just go for a few half yards here and there and thinking about Superbuzzy having a bundle for nearly $100 (!). Pam even partially refunded me some shipping by stuffing it all into a flat rate envelope.
So I am going to start doing a "Fabric Friday" post on this blog - just to talk about fabric whether it be a recent stash addition or an old favorite. It will be a lot like the "Sunday Stash" posts of the blogosphere. I hope you understand that I am not trying to brag or flaunt my fabric stash or purchases. I stick to a certain budget and enjoy getting deals and swapping sometimes too. We all have our guilty pleasures.
As a blog reader- I love it when people post pictures of their fabrics because I simply find it interesting to see what other people are excited about. I also find it helpful to see actual photographs instead of the screen shots provided by the manufacturer. And as my blog header says, "Sometimes I distract myself from buying fabric by sewing with it." I am trying not to take myself or this blog too seriously. Actually, this blog used to be constant pictures of fabric and my family and friends would tease me that I didn't write a sewing blog - it was just a "fabric blog." SO- WIPs and finished projects will continue to dominate this space with a little break for eye candy on Fridays. I hope you will join me!