Okay, I didn't know what to come up with as a blog post title today because it's a little bit of a mixed bag - well, really only a couple things, but like, what do I title it?
I've been good on my projects for the 15 Day Challenge - well, specifically good on one project - poor ole Ann Medd. This poor ole girl is going to be the death of me. I want her finished - I want her on the wall. But she's a big ole girl and obviously this isn't going to happen overnight.
When I started back on her, she looked like this (obviously there was something on my camera lens when I took this picture a couple weeks ago:
Part of the reason for my lackluster stitching accomplishments this week or so was because I finally got hit hard with the bug the kids had. Even though I didn't feel good at all and slept most of three days, I figured I'd try to take advantage of having no steam in my body and sit and stitch. Problem was, every time I'd sit, I'd doze off, so no stellar accomplishments this week. It also resulted me in being way behind in blog reading this week - my eyes always seems too tired to stay on the computer too long.
Nothing really exciting going on around here besides the Ann accomplishments (or lack there of). I finally escaped for a day to myself yesterday. I started feeling like myself and even though we got about four inches of snow, I didn't let that stop me and I went for a drive. Not a good thing as my car ended up taking me to some new quilt stores. And because you all know how I need more stash (yeah, right), I came out with this stuff - had to take advantage of the end of the month 20% off sale:
Yummy, yummy red and white fabrics!!! Actually this is a kit made up for the Yellow Brick Road pattern, but when I saw it hanging in the store, I swooned. I had to have it. And luck was with me - they had just one left!!! Rotary cutter - here I come.
I met a wonderful woman in this shop - Lake St. Mercantile - who does a lot of Marsha McCloskey quilts and it just so happened that I brought one of my Marsha patterns in with me to look for fabrics. When she saw it in my hand, she started pulling out fabrics like a crazy woman and this is what I ended up with - some more red fabrics:
To add insult to injury, I went by a couple antique places, so I thought I'd stop in. Not a good thing. Actually didn't find too much but a couple things - another flower frog. Actually this was a real deal. They had one with the top and bottom for $19.00, but I found the base for $4 and the top for $5 so saved myself $10 - had to save somewhere after that card burning in the quilt stores.
I'm getting quite a collection of these. I thought that she was very sweet.
So that's it for me. I understand that we're in for a heck of a snow storm here on Tuesday into Wednesday. Late report - double digit snowfall. Means a day where I won't venture out of the house and maybe can have some quilty love. The kids will be home too I'm sure, but they're teenagers and want to sleep until noon - and guess what? I'm going to let them!!!
Thank you again for all your wonderful comments especially on my UGLY block last time. I think that at this point I'm going to keep it in the quilt. Not all blocks are beautiful, and it will probably look fine. If not, it will be destined to be a pincushion. I would never throw it away.
Have a wonderful week!!