Yesterday Mike and I took a day drive – we drove over towards North East Arkansas to a town called Batesville which has Marshall’s Dry Goods. I posted about this store a couple years ago here. I hadn’t been back to that area since then it is about 2 1/2 hours from us. I have been running low on white and white prints and I was hoping to find some more really good deals on that type of fabric – but no luck – they had very little in white on white prints – darn – couldn’t let it be a wasted trip though so I bought some other things instead – 16 1/2 yards of fabric for $52!! and 3 yards of that is a Riley Blake at 3.99 a yard – how sweet – it is the polka dot fabric in the stack below. I know I said I wasn’t going to be shopping for fabric much this year but I meant full price stuff – not sale stuff my stash today – the top is a 2 yard piece of white that is 120 inches wide – they had pieces prepackaged I will be able to use it for the back of something. The next from the top is a “moda marble” type of fabric with a pale yellow 3 yards I think. The polka dot is Riley Blake 3 yards, the a 1 1/2 yard piece of white on white from the dollar table, then a 3 yard piece of a RJR? fabric and the red/white batik is 4 yards. I do not know where all they get fabric from – some of it is good and some isn’t all that great – you have to feel it to know if you like it – I think anyhow as some will have a bit of a stiff feel to it – these that I picked out I liked. I don’t always like to buy yardage with no plan in mind but I should be able to use these for something even if it is backs.
So that took up a big part of yesterday then last night I put Netflix on – I am watching 3 series on it right now, last night I watched 2 shows “Nikita” I am on the first season and I finished one more of the Patchwork of the Crosses blocks.
And I got started on another one -
Friday I made more of the diamond hexies – here are all of them up on the wall that I have done - and thank you all so much for your opinions on the background fabric – right now I am leaning towards white – with the brown as a second choice. I well decide on that much later. I think I still need about 200 of these!!
On Friday I also got more quilting done on the Bow Tie Medallion – which I have not been doing a lot of work on – still having a little arthritis problem in my right thumb so I have not been able to get a lot of quilting done (at the quilting frame I tend to use my thumb a lot) – it doesn’t seem to bother me when hand piecing though as I do not use my thumb so much. So I think this catches me up on what I have been doing the last couple of days – a little yard work was thrown in also – I was going to go to the fitness center on Friday afternoon but then changed my mind and worked in the yard for about 45 minutes instead two times. I really need to start doing more of that.
So how is your weekend going – everyone out east digging out from the storm? hope you all have your power back on if you lost it – sure is too cold to be without it!
Ok I just proof read all this and I’m tired! I think I have done enough – I might have to rest today!!! LOL (I doubt it – I don’t know how to sit and do nothing)