I went on a bit of a spending spree today but in the local garden centre and also the big orange warehouse place rather than in the LQS. This is what I came home with
On the quilting front I had a long session with the rotary cutter yesterday, starting to cut for my "Round and Round Nara Gardens" (working title) quilt and then discovered to my dismay that I have insufficient of the Nara Gardens fabric. Derrr! Better go to the LQS after all :) Does anyone else find that however carefully they do the fabric calculations there's always either something short or a lot leftover? Maybe I'm buying in metres and calculating in feet or something!
On the positive side I did use a new rotary blade and a new machine needle when I started piecing, bliss. This is my rather late new year resolution, to always use a new blade and needle for a new project, it was like the proverbial knife through butter. Oh, sadness, I've given up butter for Lent and now I've thought about it and could just eat a fat slice of hot buttered toast! Okay, time to stop rambling and draw a plan of where those lovely flowers are going to burst into life in my garden.