Well -- I guess I don't have to go out and buy a new outfit!! The LGH Hospice society is having a benefit to raise money and they are having an evening of B.C estate wines and appetizers and Jann Arden. The tickets are $250.00 - but they had a raffle for us poor staff that can't afford $500.00 to take a spouse and spend the evening with Jann Arden. I bought two tickets and I really thought I was going to win --LOL!!! Maybe that was because I really, really love Jann Arden - and it is a small little theater - it would have been so great. But I would have had to buy a new outfit for the occasion. I guess I don't now.
But I did go shopping today - and I bought baby bath items!! Jessica still didn't have a little bath tub so I told her I would pop in to Walmart and pick up some bath things.
Reminds me of the Mastercard commercial -- Gas for the car to get to Walmart - $2.00; Baby bath items $81.43 -- A new grandchild - priceless!!!! Although I did think it was a bit expensive to bath a baby - LOL!! But I did buy a lot of things.
I also bought some flannel to make a few burp cloths with Finn's tutorial. Jessica says she has lots and lots of blue clothes so I have bought mostly yellow flannel. I thought it was pretty cute fabric for burp cloths.
And on the quilting front - I am putting the binding on the Sock Monkey quilt. We are driving to Calgary on April 11 th -- now that I am not going to see Jann Arden!! and I will have the quilts all ready to go for the trip. I hope the weather will be good for the drive. I was also thinking about using a charm pack of sock monkey flannel that I have to make a small quilt for the buggy that would be just the charm squares on one side and minky on the other. I have a day set aside to do that.
I thought I might give Bonnie's mystery quilt a go -- Orange Crush. I am not that great at mystery quilts because I have a terrible time trying to chose fabric for something I can't visualize. But I decided to stretch myself here. I also decided that I would buy the cheaper fabric at Fabricland and then if I hated it - I won't have wasted yards and yards of quality quilting fabric. Bonnie has the yardage requirements set out - and I don't have a lot of yardage - only a few pieces that are as big as two yards. So I bought fabric today for the quilt.
This is the start. I am going for a civil war era theme. Bonnie had suggested a few different colour ways. The top fabric is my two yards - it isn't as orange as it appears in the photo. The next fabric is greener than it appears in the photo and the last fabric is a double pink. I am going to add some blue from my stash - I just need 3/4 of a yard of that which I should have - plus it can be scrappy. I have lots of two inch strips all ready cut. I don't know how well I will keep up with the rest of the gang - but I did join the Yahoo message board. Anyone else doing this quilt? What do you think of my fabrics? I am worried they might be a bit too patterned - but if you see them in person they all look kind of civil war era in colour. They are also not as dark as Bonnie's fabrics. I hope they will be a good choice.