(1) getting it done
(2) The Andy Griffith show re-runs
(3) novelty lunch boxes
A lady can change her mind, right? Yep!
I kept looking at the fabrics I pulled for the quilt we'll make on the Alaska cruise, and the more I looked at them the less I liked the "look." They're all pretty fabrics, but somehow they didn't have enough texture or whatever it takes to make a really scrappy quilt. It would have been all very calm pinks and greens... I want to make sure I can shake it up a little!
So yesterday I was up to my elbows in my fabric stash and I went back to the original colors Bonnie made the sample quilt from - greens and blues and neutrals. I think I'm going to like it because there's a lot more going on in these prints than there was in the batiks...
See how much different these are from the batiks? I'm using scraps and it's so great when you can shop your stash for a quilt - I didn't have to buy a single piece! I pulled a lot more fabrics than I need, so for maximum variety I'll limit each fabric to just one strip; if a piece is only 8" or 10" long, that's fine with me!
So the next few days will be spent pressing and cutting the fabric; I'm limiting the amount to just enough for one or two blocks of the quilt, I can finish it at home!
I've been having tiny shooting pains in my head so today I go for an MRI, a totally new experience for me that I'm not looking forward to.... I'm looking forward to getting it over and done with! I already know I need to keep my eyes closed, I think I might be a bit claustrophobic and I don't want to freak out on the nice people. While visiting Mexico in '82 we toured a pyramid in the Mayan desert... I was looking forward to seeing the inside of a pyramid, but as we were going in, through this little opening that was about maybe 24-30" wide, there was a lady coming out, sweating bullets and very red in the face - it was very hot inside there! There was a line of us going in and we had to all back up to let this poor lady out. After that, you couldn't get me inside there! I didn't want to be inside something that I couldn't simply turn around and walk past someone to get out of, no way! From that experience I suspect I may be a bit claustrophobic.
So, for the MRI I know I need to close my eyes before I go in that thing and hopefully keep them closed for the 45 minutes or so that it takes. I'll have my iPod and if I'm lucky I'll fall asleep. Nuff said.
So everybody have a great Wednesday, think happy thoughts for me, sew forth and sew on til later!