Well, I am still stuffed! Last night we went to a really nice restaurant in DC for Restaurant Week. (Do they have that any where else?) Some of the nicest, most expensive/exclusive places in town have a fixed price menu $30 for appetizer, main dish, & dessert (some even have a special menu, but others allow you to choose anything from their menu) - generally at least 1/2 the price of what it would have been ordinarily. I had a salad, a nice piece of tuna & a bread pudding - none of which were onthe wedding diet..... & I am feeling it today.... Too bad it is rainy, because I need to walk. (Maybe I'll walk anyway - inside.)
On a quilty note, last night I got some novelty charms that I swapped for! There was only 1 duplicate of what I already had & Some brand new kitties :o) So I sorted them into quilt baggies
Aside: I keep everything separate and straight by using ZIPLOC bags! I have a multitude of sizes even the JUMBO ones that are big enough to hold a queen size quilt including the batting! But I don't store batting.
and I trimmed them where necessary: the all over horseshoes got cut in half for the Morning Star quilt and the two new cats got trimmed to 3.5 inch square for a new charm quilt!
I also cut some background for the "Not Americana, Americana quilt." - working title. BTW This is the background that I bought on Saturday: Land of Progress it is actually darker in real life. I got 6 yards = twin size quilt, so I am planning to do a 7x9 layout - leaving room for borders & the long armer....
My favorite way to do quilt shopping arrived yesterday - catalogs! I like them , becasue I can make a list - but I rearely go beyond makeing the list and checking it a few times - makeing revisions, etc. - No dollars (or wasted quit store staff time) are spent in the process!