First I was almost a victim of cycling today. I decided it was such a nice day that I HAD to get out on my bike. I was excited to get out - it really was a glorious day. OK - so I went to the Village Square Quilt Shop in Burlington. It is such a nice route to get there - about 70 KM and they are open on Sunday. PLUS - they have loads of great stuff.
This is one of the new lines of fabric that they have in store. Let's just say that it was a GOOD thing that I was on my bike. And GOOD thing that I missed Maureen by mere minutes or I could have been in trouble. Maureen picked up my purchases last time that I couldn't carry home on the bike. This time - everything fit in the jersey pockets. I wore a loose jersey with bigger pockets just in case.
|Fabric in the left most pocket and patterns in the center. Love those jersey pockets!!!!|
|Trees are just gorgeous!|
Anyway - that new line is cotton but is also coming out in FLANNELS. If you want to make a MAN quilt - check out that link. If you haven't been to this shop - you should go.
So I am on my way back - coming up Winston Churchill which is a busy street - but I don't mind. I am cruising along at 30 KM and coming up to a GREEN light. I see three cars in the left turn lane ahead - so they would be turning in front of me. The first two turned - no problem - I wasn't that close to the intersection, but the third IDIOT - turned in front of me. I slammed on the brakes, my bike skidded, I could not get unclipped (happened too quick to think about unclipping) and I could NOT yell at him which I wish I could have since his window was open. Fortunately no one was injured - I didn't even fall off the bike, no time to get scared! It also happened earlier in the day - some idiot trying to make a left hand turn and they just can't wait - or they misjudge how fast the bike is coming. What would it hurt these people to slow down - and WAIT!!!!!!! But all is good - no fabric was lost and that is the most important thing.
I have a MAJOR problem these days. My brain is RACING. I was working on the striped workshop, and the ideas are still flowing from that. Now I am working on TWO more projects for workshops or guilds and I can't stop!!!!!!!!!!! I NEVER do this- but I walked into the stash room to get something and came out with fabric to make a quilt - just on a whim. I was typing up my handout and raced upstairs to grab a bundle of 1 1/2" strips. That laundry basket is exploding. I won't be able to sleep - I CAN'T sleep because I have a ton of stuff to sew!!!!!! ACK!!!!!!!! While I am very excited that this is happening - I really don't have time to deal with it. I am going to have to document everything and work it in when I can. ACK ACK ACK!!!!!!! I have rifled through lots of those fabric baskets - pulling out stuff that will work in my scrappy quilts. Oh yes - this place is looking like a mess, but I am happy happy happy!!!!!
|This was the bundle I ran upstairs to get - but decided that it was too jumbly for what I want|
|Nope - this is way better and those fabrics literally jumped off the shelf!!!!|
Speaking of stripes - look at what is coming from Northcott. I'll just take a full bolt of each with the solids to match please!
When I got home from the bike ride - I needed a nap. I pushed it - the entire ride, but it was so worth it. My legs were strong - the hills were NOTHING and it was just an awesome ride.
I am madly cutting because I have ONE more project that absolutely needs to be cut for the retreat. I have most of it cut, but there is a LOT of cutting. Lots of log cabins - all those itty bitty strips!!!!
On that note - I am out of here to get something done. I did not go to spin class today - I figure I could take the day off after my ride yesterday.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!