Today I am showing my “design ironing board.” Before we left for Biloxi I pulled fabric for Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice mystery that starts 11/29/13. I had pulled blues and bright greens but all of a sudden I decided that I really wanted to do something with purple so I made a change in the green, too. I think I am going to use the dotted fabric as the neutrals even though I originally pulled black on white prints.
Then we were off to see Kenny G. He was every bit as good as he is on my albums. I think I grinned all through the 2 hour program.
Both on the way to Biloxi and back home we visited some antique malls. The first thing I bought was this set of shelves. I love that they have sides and that they rotate up and down. I also got a copper coffee pot, made in Turkey. I love copper and have started collecting items for my kitchen. I hope one day to cover my kitchen island with copper…..someday. Also on the shelves is a sailor hat. I looked for one last April when I bought a Navy Middy Blouse for Fred, but I couldn’t find one. Yesterday I found this one in a mall. It was $25 but when we got to the register it seems it was 65% off. Boy, Fred is going to look really good when he gets dressed up to celebrate my father’s birthday month in April.
We also visited two really nice quilt shops on the MS Gulf Coast. This fabric is from a Northcutt line called Stone Chips (I think). It was really difficult to choose which fabrics to buy, they were all so luscious.
The stripe fabric is not from the same line but goes well with it. However who knows how any of this will get used.
Just when I was ready to move the shelves into the studio, there was Stubby, making herself at home. I didn’t move her, I just started “walking” the shelves and she decided she didn’t need the aggravation.
And this is how the shelves are really being used. I have put the three BOMs I am working on on the shelves. When I go to make a new block I like to see all of the others up on the design wall so I can make sure the colors are different or a different mixture. With them on these shelves I don’t have to thumb through other BOMs or blocks to find the one’s I want. Also they are out in the open where I can see them and, hopefully, keep up.
Not too bad as a beginning of Birthday Month, huh? There was one other highlight:
I got this on our way to Biloxi. It was so good that DH bought me two more slices on our way home: there is still one in the refrigerator. Breakfast?
That’s all folks. Hope everyone has a great week. GARI