So, I can't be hemmed in by rules!! Especially when it comes to new fabric lines that remind me of my childhood! My husband said he appreciated my new clever excuse. :)
When I saw the new Pooches and Pickups by Laurie Wisbrun I knew some of it would come to live in my house. My children and I must have a picnic quilt made out of this fabric for the summer!
I grew up in a tiny little town in southern Virginia, and the only thing to do in the summers was go to the pool. My father had an old red pickup truck exactly like the one in the fabric and he would drive us to the pool in it usually with our black lab in the back...see what I mean? This fabric was made for me! Of course, my father would find it hilarious that one of my favorite childhood memories is of that truck, I was always so embarrassed to ride in it!
So, I didn't reach my goal of not buying any fabric until the quilt show next weekend, but that's okay. I did go about three weeks with no purchases and that is pretty good for me!
And no, I still haven't finished my Super Nova quilt! I'm ashamed by how much I'm NOT getting accomplished lately!! I was making good progress earlier this week when disaster struck, and after that I lost steam. If anyone has any suggestions for removing crayon from a WIP please let me know! I was hoping to get some sewing time this weekend, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. We just have too much going on. Hopefully this week!
Used this week: 0 yards
Used YTD: 9 yards
Added this week: 6 yards
Added YTD: 82 yards
Net used for 2011: -73 yards.
To see how everyone else is doing go to Judy's.
Enjoy the rest of the long weekend to those of you in the states! I don't know about you, but I'm hoping to have some time to sew on Monday!