I ran to a quilt shop yesterday and stopped at JoAnn's tonight and put in an order with Fat Quarter Shop to be as prepared as I can be for my week of sewing...
Some snaps for a wallet for myself. (This will be a new adventure - I've never done snaps before, but I have the hammer the picture-directions tell me I need!)
One zipper and some vinyl (hiding in there) to try out a keychain wallet as a possible niece Christmas present. (I think this will replace the hats and mittens.)
Another zipper to try the Itty Bitty Bag. If it goes well, it will be paired with the keychain wallet.
I'm scared of those zippers, though. Never done those before either.
Some extra needles for my sewing machine because, as a blogger I've long lost track of by now said, you don't want to be halfway through a project with a broken needle! Same goes for the thread and BOGO (free) is hard to pass up.
Some Origins fabric and some solids to go with the charm pack I won. To make the Crossing Paths quilt. I'm going to modify the pattern just a touch to work with charm pack, but since I had only one, Fat Quarter Shop got my business this time around - I expect it early next week! (I know it's shipped already!)
Another cut of off-white solid to work on my version of the Basket Case quilt using the jelly roll my mom got me for my birthday.
(Some of those fabrics got kinda buried, but trust me, they're boring and you'll see them soon enough cut up and sewn into projects!)
And all this took just about an hour at JoAnn's (minus the Origins, of course). I took a number - 99 - and they were on 86! Good thing I checked early because I roamed around a while finding zippers, snaps and vinyl instead of just standing there, dazed! The checkout wasn't much better. Crazy!
I still plan to work on the hubby's quilt (while he's out of town - I don't think I'll be joining him this time).
I plan to have the doggies appliqued by Monday so I can be in the drawing for the fantastic fabric from Amy. And I plan to work on getting that top together, too.
And last but not least is the Birdies on a Wire quilt that keeps getting pushed further down the line. I need deadlines if the projects aren't new and exciting...
Some of you may remember the handprint quilt I talked about making a while ago. Well. I bought the fabric and planned it all out and got all excited and then things fell apart. I don't have all the hand tracings I need and it's for the hubby's family so I've asked him for help and, well, sometimes men have different priorities. :) I would still like to make it.
So I came home, washed dishes, washed laundry, made cookies (no-bakes for the last football game!) and should have vaccuumed, but I'll get to it. I'm almost ready to sew, but the kitties seem to want to snuggle and Netflix sent The Blind Side today, so I suppose that's where I'm headed.