Monday, January 21, 2013
What a weekend! I'm happy that my current full-time job honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by giving us this day as a holiday. I reflected on his legacy and also read through Little Olive's first-grade view on him and caught up on what she is learning in the classroom. I love that the kids get insight into all the holidays, big and small. She had a great little "book" she put together on him.
With regard to my resolutions, I did take a teensy step backward. I had to go up to Joann's Fabric to get brown strapping to complete two tote bags I started last summer. Of course, after a 45 minute drive, I had to look and see what else was available and on sale. I was also manned with three, 50% off coupons on non-sale items (namely, the strapping because it is never on sale). I came home with this:
I did get a quilt top completed. I used two charm packs of Tula Pink's fabric line "The Birds and the Bees", but that numbered only 60, six-inch squares. I could make a 10x6 top, but that is too long....8x7 is more-balanced, but then I'd have four squares leftover. I decided to use three squares of extra fabric in my stash that had birds on it so I would have enough for 63 squares for a 9x7 layout. It will be a great lap quilt size once Mother Olive finishes it up:
I did make 24 squares to make a "Rail Fence" quilt, but haven't figured how best to construct. I have another jelly-roll of the same fabric, so I may make another 24 squares and make three, 16-square tops, or one each of a 3x4, 4x4, and 5x4 tops. Decisions.....decisions.....
All the stuff was either TOSSED or PUT AWAY in its proper place. Most wound up in the trash.
Happy Monday Night!