If I had thought to bring the cord for my camera I could share a photo of the lovely roses my sweetie bought for me. He knows I'm not a big fan of red ones, much prefering the other shades. So he sent a dozen long stemmed in an assortment of yellow, white, pink, and coral. Just beautiful. Thank you, David. :-)
Ya'll will be happy to know that I've already come up with a plan for the lovely fabrics that followed me home last week. I pulled a purple from my stash to go with them (see at least I'm busting a LITTLE stash. LOL!) and I'll be using them to make a card-tricks quilt. I've wanted to do one for a long time just never quite got around to it. The pink print will be the background and sashing (so the "cards" will float.) The lt red and the purple will be on opposite sides with the green and blue on the other sides. Now I have to see if I can find something in my stash for the borders. If not I'll think of something. I have a few other things I'm working to get finished up on during the upcoming 3 day weekend and then I can start on my cards.
A few of you commented on my self-imposed 30yd penalty. This is a deal I've made with myself. If I buy fabric that I do not have an immediate need for then for every 1 yd I buy I must give away or immediately (within a month) use 3 yds. So 10 yds in = 30 yds. must go out. Gotta reduce the stash somehow this year. LOL! With that in mind I've boxed up some UFOs to send to LindaJ along with some stuff that is suitable for backings for kids quilts and a few other odds/ends I thought she might be able to use for WTIL. Ironically several of the pieces were purchased with WTIL in mind way back in 1999-2000 when I was a member of their Yahoo group.
Our local Hancocks fabrics is closing. :-( I hate that as I always liked them better than JoAnns. I had to pick up some cream for the center of my siggie blocks (bought white last week. Didn't read the instructions!) so I went to check them out. They've just started the close-out sale so are at 20-40% off on their fabric. Mostly 20%. I bought the remainder of a bolt (8-1/2 yds) of Kona Ivory. On sale for 20% off, plus another 10% for puchasing the last of the bolt. I figured since I didn't have a nice cream in my stash I could justify the purchase. I'm thinking I should probably go back and get a bolt of muslin for Heartstings foundations before they get picked over. Ya'll would be proud of me. As tempting as it was I didn't even look thru the other fabric. Just picked up my cream and a few asst. quilt books (at 20% off). And since I have a Hancocks's credit card that paid rewards until last month and I had a stack of the $10 coupons I'd not used that have to be used this month. My purchases were almost free. AND I have a few more coupons left that I still need to redeem that I had left at home. I'll use those to get the bolt of muslin. So that will be free too. Doesn't count toward fabric purchased if it's free does it?????