On a cheerier note - I shopped for fabrics yesterday. I was looking for tone-on-tone fabrics for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that I want to start.
What a pretty rainbow of colors!
As my regular readers know - I have a rather cushy job - I work a 10 hour day - just one day a week (got downsized from two days a week), and in those 10 hours there is about 2 hours of work, but someone has to be in the office to answer the ocassional phone call and take a payment now and then for the whole 10 hours. When there is nothing going on in the office then I can do what I please - read, play solitaire or even do handwork - so I always like to have a handwork project with me.
Last year I made this Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt - English Paper Piecing - almost queen size - and it was the perfect project to take along - so I've decided to make another.
The fabrics were on special for 2.00 and 2.50 a yard - so I also got some pretty reds, for another project I have in mind.
And some blacks and whites - the bottom piece in this stack is for a blouse for me. Don't you love that rick-racky flower?
When Don came upon me with my huge load of bolts of fabrics the look on his face was priceless. I don't usually buy large amounts of fabric - so he was shocked. But when he heard the price he helped me look for more tone-on-tone colors. He's such a good sport. Most of the pieces are 1/2 yard or 1 yard cuts - since I don't need a lot of each color for the GFG quilt.
The red fabrics are in the washer now - the tone-on-tones are in the dryer - this is going to be such a fun project.