you can tell the weather by how your body feels! Yesterday I started with a low backache. I had not done anything out of the ordinary so I knew it wasn’t a back strain. Then my toes started aching. I knew what that meant…BIG rain on the horizon. This morning it is absolutely pouring here. Goodness knows we can use the rain so I am not complaining. I just wish my back wasn’t!
I made a quick trip up the road to a quilt shop yesterday looking for some lining fabric for a purse. I found exactly what I was looking for on the flat fold table. I love the flat folds at Martin’s ($2.98 a yard). There is some junky fabric there so you have to dig a little but they always have Kona Bay, P&B Textiles and Marcus Brothers. I found something I had never seen on the table – MODA!! Whoo hoo!!
It’s from an old line, Country Paths, and I think it will be gorgeous in a quilt or in a large tote bag. (I am so ready for fall.)
I sent out my blocks for the 9-patch swap priority mail so that they would get to Sammamish, Washington by Tuesday or Wednesday. I can’t wait to see what I get back in the mail. I sashed all the blocks that I have so far and I think the quilt is going to be really pretty. Any kind of scrap quilt is a little scary for me but I am learning to adapt. I love reading other quilter’s blogs and seeing what they are doing with scraps and scrap quilts. I always thought they looked great when someone else did them but had no confidence on my own. I think that is why I love doing fabric exchanges on retreat with S4. It makes me a little uneasy when we start but I am always so happy with the results!
After my sister gets back from “late church” this morning we are going to run out to Joann’s and take advantage of some of the Founder’s Day specials. BOGO on fusible interfacing? I am there!!