Monday, January 3, 2011

A busy month

Quilters for Comfort (QFC) has started up again for 2011.  We're off to a good start.  One of our members actually completed 17 tops and has sent me 6 of them to quilt.  So, I have those 6 to quilt and 3 more to make.  For those who have been following me, you know that I'm making quilts for a raffle that will benefit Honor Flight.  I have one of those tops almost completed and will be ready for quilting by tomorrow afternoon.  Then I have another one to make for that same cause and I have some ideas rolling around in my head.  I also have my DGD's first B-day quilt to make.  The designs are stitched out and all the fabric is together.  I just need to decide on a design.  I know once I get started it will go together quickly.
Today was fabric shopping day.  I didn't go to a fabric store.  I went to Savers, a thrift store.  I love going in there and looking for their 50% off items.  I always go through the sheets.  I usually find cotton sheets that haven't been used or very lightly used.  I've found several 100% cotton duvet covers.  There is so much fabric in those!!! I found several men's shirts that are 100% cotton that I couldn't pass up - and the buttons are just a plus!  I think I came home with 8 sheets, 1 duvet cover and 4 men's shirts and I spent about $40.  I may be set for a few months - but I know I'll visit my favorite thrift store at least once a month and if I find some bargains - I'll have to add to my 'stash' :-)


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