I finished all of my shopping with my special "allowance" and then the rest of the weekend is kind of a blur. I had a sew in with my online group "Quilted With Love" which was really nice. I ended up getting my cat purse done and straightening out my sewing room. ( Although, if you could see it you wouldn't think I had done anything in there.) One of the gals on the group had a contest that whomever bid the most blocks would get a wall hanging or table topper made for them. Well, since I don't ever have anything to do, yeah right, there I go making a huge bid, guess my Vegas vibes are still hanging around. I ended up winning the bid so I spend the rest of Saturday and Sunday picking out fabric from my stash to get these blocks done. Oh yeah, the number of blocks I had to make.............................75. Well since I was on a roll and I had a bunch of 4 1/2 inch squares left I just kept going, and going, and going. Well I finished them all today and I ended up making 100 blocks total. There are the Tams Patch, from www.quilterscache.com. I really liked these blocks, they were easy to go together and I had all of the pieces precut from my 2.5 inch bucket, and the precut 4.5 left overs from another project. I only needed to buy and cut the white on white. Boy was that fun. So they will hopefully go into the mail tomorrow and another good deed is done.
Yesterday, I had to run errands. My husband informed me he needed some more dress shirts and such for work. One big reason why I miss the military life, we never had to worry about what he was wearing to work. After hitting about 5 stores (because I am a cheap shopper) to find the things for him, I went shopping for me again. Hey now, I saved tons of money shopping so I had some to spare for quilty things.
I ended up going to the local ARC thrift store and found some shirts for my stash.
It was great because I only bought the ones with the 50% off tag color for that day. So each shirt only cost me about 2.00 a piece, not bad for some cool shirtings. This next one I had to take a picture of it close up. I think it is just the coolest for a shirt and will add some zip to whatever I end up putting it in. Don't you think?
Is that not cool or what? Who would of thought that would appear in a shirt.?
I now have one more have to get done small project then I am free and clear. I will cut some more scraps from my bin since I have been slacking on that this last week. I am aiming to get all of my Christmas stuff done by Oct. 1. So I better get a move on.