Remember how I mentioned HERE that I had to order more light fabric for my blue pineapple quilt that I was kitting up for retreat next month … I was pretty surprised that I was so very short on that fabric … I was sure that there should have been enough. But I bought that fabric May, 2013 in Paducah on our way to Florida, so I really couldn’t remember how much I bought … just thought sure I’d purchased about as much light as I had dark. Well … as I was organizing the sewing room for some sewing time yesterday, I came across more of the light fabric … a LOT more! I somehow managed to include that uncut fabric in my stack of cut fabrics on my marathon kitting day (I’m tellin’ ya, there was a whole lot of fabric to be kitted up!). I’m not sure if I’ll just use the fabric I have (so the lights will all be the same fabric … I have a mix of the dark blues) or if I’ll mix in a few other lights for a less controlled scrappy look. Either way, I’m going to be adding a nice chunk of fabric to my stash.
Speaking of time in the sewing room, I spent most of the morning and a good chunk of the afternoon sewing HST blocks into rows for DD’s chevron quilt … and am excited to say that I have my 16 rows all finished! I’m hoping to get back into the sewing room today and start sewing those rows together … and in a few days, I’m hoping to have enough rows together to be able to share a picture or two with you all.
Speaking of picture, after I finished the 16th row, I decided to call it a day … and DH and I ran to the camera shop in the nearby small city. I knew what I wanted, but I didn’t know what camera would fill the bill. Thankfully after sharing all my requirements, the clerk helped us narrow our selections down to one … and while it doesn’t have the view finder I wanted (we would have had to pay double the price and it was questionable whether the camera would be small enough to fit into my pocket or my purse), it does have the option to increase the display brightness so I should be able to see in sunny conditions. Hopefully I will no longer have to apologize for the poor quality of photos I post here.
After we finished up at the camera shop, we ran over to the small town where the grands swim … their team was having a fundraiser at the pizza joint. The kids worked for tips, delivering food … and the restaurant gave the team a small percentage of the proceeds. There was a good sized crowd, so it should have been profitable for the restaurant and the team.
There’s another swim meet tonight … hopefully the rains will stay away until after the meet is over. And speaking of the swim team, imagine my surprise when T#1 was chosen as an athlete of the week in the swim team town newspaper (lower right hand corner).
On the way to pizza joint last night, I got a phone call that my new glasses are in … I’ll be heading off to get them as soon as I wrap this up (their offices open at 10:00). I’m so excited … I’m getting rather tired of having to take my glasses off in order to be able to read anything on my iPhone. <sigh>
Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!