Solid Score and Stealing from a Quilt Shop
I don't usually go to Tuesday Morning to shop, mostly because I'm not a shopper, but also because I haven't had good luck there. My quilty friend Mary Lane Brown (whom I affectionately refer to as MLB) loves her some Tuesday Morning. She's had great luck there with quilting tools, like a Dresden Plate ruler for like $2. So after running into Lowe's yesterday to pick up paint for the powder room (Valspar Lyndhurst Rich Brown in eggshell, in case you were wondering) I popped into the Tuesday Morning across the street before I headed home to see if I could channel MLB's luck.
SCORE! I found this pack of 100% cotton dinner napkins - 12 of them for less than $20. They measure a generous 20"x20" and the colors are fantastic. They're not a super-heavy weight, but they feel nice and are grouped in a pre-coordinated bundle for a project. I snatched it up and am now plotting an art project I've had in mind, inspired my my guild friend Sue. Actually, if you kind of squint at the picture, wouldn't that be an amazing quilt design?! Recording in sketch book now...
And this morning I ran over to Lavender Street to pick out fabrics and notions to make samples for some classes we have scheduled. What a crazy experience it is to walk into a shop, pick out patterns, fabric and all the notions I need for two projects and walk out without paying for them. I know this isn't a new concept for those who make samples for classes, but I kinda felt like I was stealing from them! I'm sure that feeling will wear off after I've made a dozen samples for classes, but for now, I feel like I'm breakin' the law and the po-po's comin' after me.
I'll post pics of the finished samples along with details for the classes in case any of you Greater Cincinnatians want to partake. Stay tuned!