A busy day…

Ran an errand – boy is it really windy outside!  I’ve had to prop my tomato pot up since it keeps dumping over from the wind gusts.  Did a bit of cleaning and just finished off the Dog Pound Pals Block Collection so I can get it emailed off to EQ Boutique.  Here’s the whole pound!

So

so the better part of the afternoon has been spent getting these all finished but I also, as a gift for myself, bought Spring Stash 2012 to add into EQ so I’ve been going through looking at all the lovely new fabrics now loaded.    They had it on sale along with a hugely reduced price on Fall 2011 Stash if you bought it at the same time – practically less than my morning latte costs.  So I got Fall 2011 Stash also to use as a giveaway – so one of these days will be having a give away for EQ users of Fall Stash (over 6,000 fabrics on it!) so stay tuned.

Spring Stash has some really lovely fabrics – I generally never really color in quilts with the fabrics I intend to use (mostly since I’ve never updated the Stash files) but look more for a style or texture I like since it’s had for me to color things in with just solid colors – I love texture –  and when shopping look for something similar to the look I got rather than a specfic fabric.  But the old fabrics in EQ were getting a bit boring so now I’ll have thousands of new ones to play with!  Which could be a very bad thing since there were quite a few I thought would really look nice added to my real live fabric stash! 😉

Vacation!!!

Yep – I’m on vacation now until next week Wednesday.  Time to play in my sewing room, knit, or just sit out on the patio (and sew or knit) sipping my coffee.   Then there’s those things like pulling out the warmer weather clothes which I  haven’t done yet.  I’ve got a pattern or two to finalize for EQ Boutique, and block patterns to write up for Christmas Town Sampler – a Collaboration Among Friends  and I may work on getting more of the blocks stitched up for that project (do you have your fabrics ready to join in on CTS?)  So lots of things to keep me busy.

Today’s agenda – I haven’t really decided yet.  I need to run an errand so I may just get that out of the way.  I was digging through yarn  the other night looking for something and have that spread all over so may fill those under the bed storage containers with the yarn and get it organized and there’s my May UFO project layered and ready to quilt.

Speaking of yarn…. 🙂  there was a yarn I have been watching on a website that I just loved but didn’t want to pay the full price for.  It’s been there for ages and I look at it every time I go to that website and perserverence finally paid off –  on sale since it is being discontinued.

Aren’t the colors gorgeous in this. I just love them.  It’s 50% silk and 50% Merino and it feels so absolutely incredibly soft.  There’s 675 yards on that hank so I think it will be used for a cowl / mobius — it will feel so soft and warm around my neck.  Now I just have to figure out what pattern to use.  Any suggestions?