- Since I have a daughter getting married soon, I've been watching Say Yes to the Dress and some of the other wedding shows. The prices some brides are willing to pay are gasp-worthy to this thrifty gal (I wore a white suit with embroidery and cutouts on the front edges of the jacket in my wedding). Coincidentally, I'm going wedding dress shopping with DD Elaine this weekend. It will be a first! I hope picture taking is allowed
- Saturday I found out a somewhat local quilt shop is closing so I drove up to check out the goods. I learned it is hard to find a specific fabric on sales racks. I kept going around and around, looking over the same bolts for an hour. Finally I did come away with just a few cuts for the wedding quilt.
- I boxed up my Brown Bag Quilt Contest quilt for Quilts for Japan after putting a label on it. Unfortunately my timing was off--the post office closed 15 minutes before I was ready to leave the house. Fortunately I checked the Saturday hours online first!
- Traffic rant: Speeders who think they can zoom up beside you and try to squeeze between cars at the last second to pass you. I like it when that doesn't work out so well for them and they have to slam on their brakes. Suckers!
- Distraction is a great creative incentive sometimes. On Stephanie's blog she posted here about an antique quilt she saw. I loved the hourglass cornerstones and felt they were perfect for my broken dishes project.
I didn't even feel bad about wasting the excess to cut 2" blocks from 3.5" leftover HSTs made into hourglass units.
Trying out sashing options also resulted in an effect I liked. First I tried a white on white. Very blah. Then a brighter red with white dot. Too blendy. I settled on this darker red dotted fabric and like the octagonal effect very much in the finished runner.
Aren't the little hourglasses cute?