Several hours after I wrote my last post about taking it easy this holiday season, I came down with an awful cold. Just a cold - but the headache, runny nose, and coughing put a grinding halt on all making around here. On Friday morning I had to drive to the city for my husband - to an office conveniently located just one block from JoAnn's fabrics and crafts. I stopped in just to buy the two fabrics you see at the top of the stack for a gift I plan to make for Abigail, but ended up buying all those plaids and jersey fabrics because they were 50% off.
I admit that I have a problem but... all these fabrics were $3.49/yd.... and I live an hour from JoAnn's so I don't get to go very often... and my judgment was adversely affected by the cold medicine I had taken... and those ladies cut fabric so slowly that I figured that if I bought more then I could justify standing in line for twenty minutes... I have no idea what these will become, but when I do come up with something you'll be the first to know.
On the holiday shopping front, I purchased some gorgeous hand dyed fabric (which will be transformed into a holiday gift) and camera strap (which is a holiday gift for me) from Malka Dubrawsky of A Stitch in Dye. I am super excited because Malka's work is fabulous and she's an award winning quilt artist whose work I've been following for many years through Quilt National and various art quilt books - way before I discovered blogs.
Then on Sunday the five of us went to see Alegria. The show was spectacular, we had great seats, and I managed to take enough medicine to enjoy it without blowing my nose every two minutes. The best part is that all three kiddos loved it.
Last night I was exhausted, but not sleepy so I cast on for the Thorpe hat which I made great progress on this morning while waiting for the dealership to replace the faulty tire on my car. Thank goodness for knitting because there is only so much ESPN a girl can endure.
Hope your week is off to a great start. And that you find the time to enjoy some cinnamon hot chocolate with the ones you love.