Wow! Thanks for all of the feedback about my announcement! As you could probably tell, I'm a bit excited about it.
Want to see what I've gotten accomplished this week?
I got these design boards done. That's it! I'm beginning to get a little panicked again! There isn't so much as a sprig of holly out here yet, either. In fact, don't tell anyone, but I still have pumpkins out on the steps! Pumpkins are completely passé right now.
The boards got done because I took them to my bee yesterday. I had them cut, and covered with batting, but still needed to add the "binding" with the glue gun. As I was getting ready to go, I realized I only had 2 glue sticks. There happens to be a craft store across the street from my neighborhood, so I decided to pick some up on the way to bee. I did a quick check online for a coupon, and hit pay dirt! There was one for 55% off one item! I used it to splurge for a new glue gun. I had a little one that requires the user to push the glue stick to dispense. Today I got one that not only has a trigger, but is cordless as well! If only they would come up with one that would keep those glue stringy-things from getting everywhere.
I did get a pattern cut out for one of my last two Christmas projects. While doing so, I was listening to an audiobook. It is called "The Art of Mending" by Elizabeth Berg. I like the author--I've read or listened to a few of her books. I didn't know it looking at the description, but the main character is an art quilter. I haven't heard enough to judge the whole book, but I'm liking it so far. Anyway, the author must know something about quilters because the main character went to a fabric shop and bought a piece of fabric for a border. Then she goes to the car and takes the fabric out of the bag and puts it in her lap so she can sneak peeks of it on the way home!! Here I thought I was the only one who did things like that. Do any of you do that? Or do you sneak your hand in the bag for a feel? I'd love to hear if you share this proclivity!
Have a great day!