While pulling fabric for this piece, I found the coolest piece of fabric! It was a half yard of a gorgeous print - I don't even know where or when I got it, but I can't wait to use more of it.
An update on a previous project: I'm still appliqueing away on the vintage circle quilt, made from the hexagon blocks. I've finished 10 circles - only 40 something to go!
And I have something HUGE to celebrate today! I've officially been on this "green" journey for one month! And though I've been tempted a few times, so far so good. Last week I even had to go to Hancock's Fabric to buy some corkscrew upholstery pins to take to my daughter at Furman to pin a storage thingy under her mattress. I had to walk through the entire store to get to said pins. I took a deep breath, held my head high, and kept my eyes straight in front of me. I wouldn't let myself even glimpse at fabric. I paid my bill of $2.38 and got out of there successfully. Yay me!
Some friends think I'm absolutely batty for even attempting this - I can understand why. One of the best things about being a quilter is collecting fabric. And I know some think we shouldn't stop spending when the economy is in dire trouble. But I think we all need to think about our own finances first and foremost. The rest will hopefully fall into place. We hope!!
We woke up before 5 to sirens and lots of smoke this morning - I knew something big had happened nearby. When I was running some errands with my mom later in the morning, I saw what it was. A nearby apartment complex had a huge fire. Eight units were destroyed, leaving many homeless. Several minor injuries were reported, though luckily none serious. God bless those people!