Yep that’s me. Usually when I plan a vacation and plan lots of sewing time, that’s what I do. Sit for hours on end and sew. But this time I’m easily distracted — maybe because there are too many things I want to do or maybe because I keep making stupid mistakes on the things I’m working on. Or maybe I clearly didn’t plan ahead well — had to order batting and wait for that to arrive; today it was a thread issue. So this afternoon’s distraction…. I decided to head to a little strip mall not far from me in search of the thread I wanted. I had something I needed to pick up to make the dinner too so thought I might check out the new Hyvee store that just opened near the little mall.
Well, first stop in the strip mall was Wisconsin Craft Market which redid their yarn department a while ago and for a not huge store, they have an extraordinarily nice selection of brands I usually order on line. I did find a color changing yarn that I like much better for the scarf I’m making Dad so will set aside (and probably rip out) the other one I was doing and use this. Lots of different colors in it and since I don’t know what color his winter coat is (or if he even has a winter coat anymore), I wanted something with colors that would go with anything. So, that must be about start number 5 or 6 on that scarf. LOL (yes apparently even yarn has been distracting too).
They also had Three Irish Girls yarn in the store which I truly love. Now the bad thing (really it’s a good thing) they only had one sock weight hank of that yarn and it was in a color I already had so I didn’t feel compelled to buy it. BUT they had DK weight and in a blend I hadn’t seen before — Wexford Merino Silk – 60% silk 40% merino wool. I can’t even tell you how wonderful that feels. Now the dilemma is do I keep it or make Mom’s birthday present out of it. I was going to make my Camp Loopy project for her but this yarn just happens to be her favorite color and a color she looks really good in. I will have to see what patterns I can find for this weight yarn and the yardage I’ve got and see what plan I can come up with. I’ll have to take a picture of it tomorrow.
Next stop Hancock Fabrics – I was searching for invisible thread and they apparently stopped carrying the brand that I liked – or at least that was what I was told. I was pointed towards some but a not so helpful clerk who, when I asked if that was the only brand they carried, told me yes. Hmmm… walked to the other side of the thread racks and found two other kinds — neither the ones I was looking for but I got some to try. Anyone have a good invisible thread they use? I’ll have to see if I can find the one I used to use on line. Then, Rocky’s pizza parlor is right there and the minute you walk into that mall you smell pizza. Well it was 1:30 and I hadn’t had breakfast or lunch so I went to visit Rocky. Never did make it to check out the new Hyvee — I wasn’t in the mood for wandering a large grocery store — so grabbed what I needed at Walgreens and then caught the bus home.
Meanwhile I realized the women’s golf outing that I always make quilts for is fast approaching and has really snuck up on me. I do have some smaller quilted wall hangings I can donate but I normally like to have a larger – at least large lap size quilt – added into the mix if not something larger. The Cobbled Path quilt will probably end up being used for this and I also previously bought this too cute pink ladybug fabric with the intention of using it for the golf outing since the pink is appropriate since it’s a fund raiser for the Komen Fund.
I love that ladybug print – I have just a fat quarter of the same print in different colors in the stash too. I started pulling some fabrics from the stash to go with it. I need to see what else I can find. Don’t know what sort of design I’ll use — something super simple I’m sure since I need to get it done in record time but I also don’t want to really cut up the lady bugs much. It may just be a simple snowball block alternating with 9 patches but I’ll think on that some more tomorrow. Time to shut down the sewing room and go knit for a while.
Love that ladybug fabric! The other colors you surrounded it with seem perfect.
I have a great easy pattern I’ve used for a number of years which would showcase your focus fabric. It’s called ‘Just Can’t Cut It’. I don’t remember the designer but it would work perfectly with the fabrics you’re showing. Love that ladybug fabric.
The ladybug fabric is really cute and such happy colors.
I can relate to your difficulty in focusing during your vacation. I have a few days coming up too, and keep thinking of things I want to work on. Can’t decide what to start on first, and I’m sure I’ll get distracted quickly by other options. Guess that is half the fun though – having the freedom to switch projects as I please. Enjoy your time off!
I’m finally on a roll today – much getting accomplished.
I use YLI invisible thread. It’s excellent. I order on line.
No matter what you do with that group of fabrics.
It will turn out gorgeous! Perfect!