My day started as it usually does on Sundays . . .
I'm up about 7 . . .
I take the dogs out . . .
make coffee . . .
go to church.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day.
Sunshine . . .
temperatures in the mid 70s . . .
I've spent the last two days catching up on the finally preparations for Vacation Bible School.
It's all done until I get to church Monday and spend the morning with first, second and third graders.
I haven't spent much time on anything else. I caught up the laundry on Saturday in between cutting out shapes. I should be good until about Tuesday.
After dinner and dishes, I did some preparations on a new project.
Yes, another one.
This one actually started in January. I saw a post on Facebook and fell in love.
These are called Calendar Girls and I have a monthly subscription from Stitches of Love.
I have been receiving some other "quilty mail".
I ran across this pattern and kit last year in an email advertisement. I thought about it for too long and it sold out. The vendor was wonderful and shared information with me so that I could still purchase it. I finally did. It was horrifically expensive in my opinion. First, the designer/vendor wanted a minimum purchase of of $20.00, the pattern was only $11.00.
So I decided to get the accessory kit - it was $20.00 !!!!
On top of that they charged me $10.00 plus for postage.
When the package arrived, the postage sticker said $3.21.
After going round and round with them and not having the difference refunded to me, I have decided not to purchase from them again.
In the meantime, I've gone through my stash and pulled my fabrics. I managed to gather everything I need to complete the project, except time at the moment. Hopefully it will get done before the holidays.
Have you heard of Fort Worth Fabric Studios?
Every Friday they have a new fabric bundle on sale for as little as $20.00.
This is my most recent acquisition :)
I have a design for the quilt top chosen.
Another favorite subscription is called Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop. Lots of fun and interesting items. There's always a fabric bundle (this one is from Crayola) and a pattern to use with it.
There were some tool items (a two inch square ruler and quilt labels) and some extras (ribbon and a pen).
I saw this fabric and fell in love with it. I don't know where I'm going to use it, but I had to have it.
Anyone that knows me, knows I am totally and completely in love with penguins. I found this free pattern and started searching for the fabric. I found 99.9% of it and made adjustments for the last piece, but it's still in the same range. I had to purchase the black from another company, but I got it and that's all that mattered.
It's flannel, not cotton. So it's going to be a fun little quilt to sew up for myself. I love all the quilts I make for my home, but this one is just fun and whimsical.
A few weeks ago, Honey Do repaired a little chair for me on Saturday.
I rummaged through my fabrics and found this pretty, embossed upholstery fabric that was gifted to me from my sister.
Total cost of the update: $ 0.00 :)
I'm planning it for my guest bedroom.
Thanks for stopping by,
Wishing you a day filled with countless blessings.