I know it's Friday and time for my IDC update. But after running around all day and half of the evening, having a late dinner and a glass of wine, I'm not up for that- so I'll do my update tomorrow. But, some of my running around this late afternoon/evening was fabric acquisition for baby quilt.
I was originally going to steal Mama Pea's idea of using the coordinating receiving blankets to make the quilt, so, J17 and I made a trip to Target (the first of several stops) where we discovered that, of course, they were OUT of the safari themed blankets. Really??? On to plan B....
So, we stopped at the music store (the next lesson book for K11, new strings and rosin for J17) on the way to the fabric store where we shopped.
Fortunately, everything we selected was on sale- some at 50%! Here's the selection:
And, with the sale prices, I ended up spending probably what I would have spent on a gift from the registry anyway, so, except for my labor, it evens out. And I'm not counting batting- I've got plenty in stock- even the nice cotton batting that I like to use for baby quilts.
I've never been one for pastel baby quilts. They don't really see pastel colors well and I always love the bright colors and bold patterns for babies- especially for boys (which this one is supposed to be)- call me weird if you want. I was pleased with my fabric choices and J17 and I probably made quite the sight as we debated choices "No, definitely the leopard and not the tiger- the color temperature is wrong". I really had hoped for a blue but we couldn't find the 'right' blue in the entire store.. Oh, well, the green works just as well.
Now, since it's Friday night, I think I may just have another glass of wine.....