As I mentioned yesterday, my sister and I went shopping - in just about the nastiest, wet weather I have ever encountered. It was a good day to be a duck and that is just about it! We went to Joann's, a couple of thrift stores and my favorite quilt shop. I couldn't find any white ironstone at the thrift stores and I am being very selective about what I drag into the house so that was a bust. We did, however, score big at Joann's and were there for hours. Everything I purchased was at least 50% off so the "hunt" was fun and the sales transaction didn't make me clutch my chest.
See the pattern on the far right? I am going to make my great-nieces dresses for their birthdays in May. I found lots of clearance items for Hazelnut Deux and found some colored needles which will, I hope, mean I don't loose them as easily.
I picked up a few pieces that I needed at Burkholder's. It always seems that I don't have the fabric I need in my stash. (That is my story and I am sticking to it!) The two pieces on top are to finish the Mother's Day gift I started for my mom. The back piece is a beautiful piece of Moda that is sort of eggplant/dark plum. I have no idea when or where I am going to use it but it was on clearance and it called my name.
Today I am pulling together more scraps and old pieces of fabric to make more pillow covers for my living room. I decided to raw edge appliqué one of them so as soon as I have it all stitched together I will share photos. This may take a while because I am appliqué challenged!