Oh dear. I went a bit overboard at the quilt shop this afternoon! It’s a relatively new shop–one I hadn’t been in before, and when I walked in my jaw dropped. It was that beautiful. Here are a few of the FQs that followed me home:
I’m seriously in love with the Elsie’s Kitchen line, and I can almost see new curtains or a tablecloth or even a toaster cozy done in this fabric in my kitchen. Almost. Unfortunately our countertop is a dark green granite and it would not go well at all with the olive colors in Elsie’s Kitchen. And I think my husband wants chili peppers in there anyway.
Also found this crow panel. I have no idea what I’ll do with it, other than stuff it into one my fabric cabinets but at least now I’ll have one in an emergency:
OK. Time to seriously get to work; I have a trunk show going out on Monday, and I need to finish 3 new models. Which is the whole reason I went to the quilt shop in the first place, you know, so I’d have fabric for my model pillows :)
OH! Speaking of pillows… I’d nearly forgotten to share my exciting news! I have 2 designs in the May issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine, which I think just hit the stands in the last day or so. The designs were finished as pillows, one that says “bliss” and another that says “crafty”.
Next week I really must begin getting ready to get ready to do the taxes. (For any major project, there’s always a “getting ready to get ready” stage, followed by a “getting ready” stage, followed by a “doing” stage) After I’m ready to do the taxes, I plan to squeeze in some quilty time before I actually do the taxes. I have a large box (like, really large) that’s full of my blue & yellow fabrics… I have been “collecting” blue and/or yellow fabrics for about 6 years now, thinking I’d someday do up a blue & yellow lap quilt. I think I have enough fabric saved up to make a quilt the size of New Jersey so I’ll start with that project first.