I’m going to attempt NaBloPoMo. I’ve never done it before, so I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing. Is there a thing I need to do to sign up, officially? Or do I just say, “Hey, guys! I’m doing this!”? I’m not much for formality, so:
Hey, guys! I’m doing this! We’ll see how long this lasts.
I can’t stop thinking about how easy the Christmas Countdown Chains would be to make, and how much fun it would be to give them as gifts, so I did a little fabric shopping. Okay, a LOT of fabric shopping. (And now I can’t seem to stop, but that’s a different story.)
For the first set, I went traditional Christmas. Reds and greens everywhere.
I think my favorite of this set is the top one. The little coins are so cute! For the second set, I went a little less traditional and a little more fancy.
I think my favorite of this set is the pink dots. I love that shade of pink. Finding good fabric around here can be kind of difficult, since the only places we have are Joann Fabrics, Walmart, and boutique (read: expensive) quilt shops. Sometimes I can’t find exaaaactly what I want and I have to remind myself to go with “good enough” or go without. I think I did pretty good this time around, though.
Funny story: when I was at Joann last night, the woman cutting my fabric asked what I was making. (I get the impression they’re required to ask as part of the “customer experience” or what have you.) So I briefly filled her in and showed her the photo I had taken. At which point she says, “Oh, that’s so cool! If I give you my number will you text that to me?”
Huh? You want me to…what? Am I alone in thinking that’s an odd thing to ask of a complete stranger? I found myself agreeing out of shock so she wrote her number down and gave it to me. I haven’t followed through. I don’t know if I will. But it totally reminded me of the SNL skit about Target with Kristin Wiig as the inappropriate checkout lady. I was waiting for her to cut a half yard for me then a half yard for herself out of each fabric.
I’m really hoping to drag out my sewing machine tomorrow (I have zero out-of-the-house plans!), so maybe I’ll have some finished products to show by the end of the weekend.
(BOOM! Day One in the bag, even though it’s already Day Two for most of you. IT COUNTS.)