Friday, August 01, 2008

August First Is Here

Here it is the first of August. Summer is slowly drifting by. Here is the photo off my deck this morning. Not much different than the July photo. Perhaps in September I'll start to see the leaves turning. No, probably not. Maybe by October 1st.
Not much going on in the sewing room this week. I finished my siggie squares and sent them off. I have cut all the 3 1/2 inch strips from the Galoshes fabric into squares and now I can continue working on the 9-patches.

Last night I updated my Late Summer Challenges and Projects list. I have one deadline in the middle of the month - making something from Valori Wells Olive Rose fabric. I won a set of 8 FQs from the fabric line earlier this summer. Nancy is hosting the challenge. I have my project picked out now I just need to get started on it. The only other deadline I have is Linda's bag swap. I have my partner and I have an idea for the bag. Now I just need to get started.

I won't be much sewing over the weekend. We are painting our kitchen this weekend. It's going from a pale yellow to Kittery Point Green. It's the same green I painted my pantry.

Today I went into town to run some errands. I went into one of the antique/gift shops in town. I found a basket of FQs for $1 each. I couldn't resist - I'm so weak - I purchased six of them. The green and red on the left are the the same print. The green and blue on the bottom have polka dots. The red and white on top is a 30s repro. The last green one is simply pretty.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend. I'll be around, I hope!
Sweet P

6 comments:

Libby said...

What great finds at the antique shop *s*

Brenda said...

Have fun painting! What a fabulous find at the antique shop: they are so fun to walk through and imagine who owned what and what an item meant to them. Plus, we dream of someday buying items. Have a great weekend.

Teresa said...

Well, why would you want to resist FQ's at $1 each anyway? I like your prints and I am a sucker for FQ's too. My kitchen is currently yellow and I will be painting it green as well - but my color is called "painted turtle." I think that is the funniest name for paint.

Rhondee said...

You found some good looking fabrics. I went shopping to cause it's my BD.....I was very good to myself...hehehehehehe....take care!

Carole said...

Please.... don't rush autumn! lol Nice view! It will be sweet when the leaves start to change. Enjoy your weekend!

Greenmare said...

not weak, thrifty!~ fat quarters for a buck!!! you go girl!