12 Nov Happy Birthday to me!
Yesterday was my birthday. I spent most of the day at my paying job and we had a wonderful dinner at my Mom’s – roast lamb, roast potatoes, peas and custard pie for dessert. YUM!
One of our local quilt shops, Viking Sewing Center, gives a discount on your birthday. They give you 30% off on fabric cuts half a yard or larger. Out of the seven years I have been quilting, I think I have only made it there one other year. Some years I forgot – some years I didn’t have time. This year I made it!
Since I am such a good planner and have all the fabric for the next 56 quilts I have planned (well, maybe only the next five), I wasn’t sure how to focus my buying. I prefer not to just buy stuff I like as that can get out of control very quickly!
As I looked around the store, I zeroed in on the selection of black and white prints. I have joined an online bee that will start in January and have been thinking that, for my block, I might choose to use black and white prints with accents of color.
So here is what I bought (left to right):
- White geometric print from Timeless Treasures
- White on black and black on white linked dots from essentials by Studio E fabrics
- Black swirls on white and white lines on black from Mixmasters Scribbles by Patick Lose for Robert Kaufman.
The last print is the first Timeless Treasures again.
A very satisfying birthday present indeed!
GoneaussiequilterPosted at 23:16h, 21 November
I'm looking at your blog and wondering where you are from as I read about Viking Sewing Center. There can only be one, right? I live in Australia now, but A2 is where I'm from. Nice to read your blog.