You may recall that, yesterday, I had not spent up and not touched the secret stash of money that I took to the NEC. Well, of course, there are plenty of ways to use up these funds but .........
Let's start at the beginning! Wendy and I are just starting out on a mystery block of the month (BOM and yes, I do know that I haven't got time for another commitment but !) - It's a Lynnette Anderson design and every month a pattern and a hand painted button arrives and we applique and embroider - all with no idea how it will turn out. Yesterday saw us pouring over the fat quarters trying to match "2 strips of blue coordinating fabric" with the choice. We felt okay about our choices but the fabrics were not Lynette Anderson fabrics - would we be spoiling the final quilt "for a hapoth of tar?" I.e. before we start we needed to be sure that we were 100% keen on using our fat quarters - otherwise all the efforts in the world would not end up with a quilt that we were happy with. Reading this you will not, therefore, be surprised that we have succumbed, contacted Patchwork Chicks (who supply the BOM) and have ordered a fabric kit. Let's just say that there would still have been cash left in my purse - but not much!
Today's activity has been focussed on the arrival of Mum and Dad - tidying, sorting tea, etc - as well as the weekly craft club. Whilst there I worked a little more on the mystery projects and started to quilt The Splendid Sampler blocks.
Finally I walked the dogs in the most amazingly sunny weather - it pays to tire them out BEFORE the visitors arrive! Makes life soooo much easier in the long run!