I know it’s only been a couple of days…but I got stuff to share!!
Things remain quiet here. Dad and I have found our rhythm. I’ve got one more day and the chaos returns. LOL Several of you mentioned that I needed to recharge. You were right. I am feeling calmer than I have in almost a year. Thank you for understanding what I didn’t.
I had planned on going to the quilt show for several months, and when DH said he was going camping that weekend, I went ahead and got a caregiver for Dad for a few hours. Had a wonderful time and then lunch with a special friend. She lost her husband six months ago and we just haven’t had a chance to visit. She is a sewer, but not a quilter. I think she enjoyed seeing the works of art and touching the beautiful fabric as much as I did!!
Of course, you cannot visit a quilt show without picking up a few
small pieces of fabric. LOL I stayed in budget, but still found some
really cool things.
I stopped by a booth where the vendor was doing something called a “toothbrush” rug. I had seen rugs made by crocheting, but since I am crocheting challenged, I never tried. This seemed a little easier and picked up a pattern and toothbrush needle. I am always on the lookout for cheap backing fabric for my quilts, and in this case, as long as it is 100% cotton, I can make it into strips and use it for this. The foundation strip is never seen when the rug is done, and as sad as this is, there is some not-so-beautiful fabric that longs to be used. I will give it that chance. LOL
Oh. My. Goodness. It called to me. By name. Really. Really, really. Then, when we stopped by the batik table, found the perfect dots to go with those chicks. I have absolutely NO idea what I will use this for, but I had to get it. LOL
My last stop of the day was a batting booth. I will admit I use plain, 100% cotton batting in my quilts. I usually wait until Joanne’s has a sale with free shipping and pick up three or four bags. They are quilts to be used and loved, definitely not heirloom. But it is nice to fondle the 100% wool batting. LOL In the front of the booth, a vendor was showcasing a product called Heat Press Batting Together. I always try use up the bigger leftover pieces by sewing them together. It takes a really long time. After watching her, I couldn’t wait to pick up a roll! It was not really expensive, so I figured if I couldn’t get it to work, I wouldn’t feel bad. This morning, I checked Amazon, this stuff has five stars. Yea…good choice!
And so I leave you with the final pictures of my gladiolas. The lavender was not what I expected, but so beautiful! The fuchsia stalk broke off yesterday in the wind, but I caught it in time and am enjoying it in a vase.
Be kind to one another.