It was a perfect weekend, with time for sewing, time for shopping, and time socializing with the family. I worked on the blocks for the quilt I am making out of the Patisserie jelly roll. I would have finished them I think, but I made a discovery that bummed me out, so I quit. Remember me saying that when I was cutting out the fabric it was after work and after half a glass of chardonnay? And how I cut all my 2 1/2 inch squares instead of leaving them in strips so I could strip piece them? I discovered that I also cut some of my green block surrounds a quarter inch too short. I had to order fat quarters of the three that I had ruined so I would have enough green in the quilt top. Honestly.
Remember in high school in Drivers Ed how they would show movies of people who had had just a teensy bit of alcohol and how it affected their driving? They would give these poor schmucks one beer and see how they did on an obstacle course. Even with a minimum of alcohol their coordination and judgment was impaired and they all knocked down the obstacle course cones. So you think you are just fine after a tiny bit of beer or wine? Hah.
It is the same with sewing friends, don't drink and drive your Bernina. Or even worse, don't drink and use your rotary cutter. That is a disaster waiting to happen. I didn't cut myself, but I sure did make a lot more mistakes that I normally do when I am cutting out fabric. Lesson learned.
I ordered a bit of something from Fatquartershop.com a week ago. I just couldn't resist these green batiks. They are the prettiest sagey color with darker brown contrast. No clue what to do with them, but they are getting a lot of petting while I mull it over.
Hope you will check in tomorrow for my third Tuesday Sale. I will post at 8:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time. There might be something there for you!