I took two large shopping bags to my friend’s; some was ‘show n tell’; some was supplies for crafting.
The green at the bottom was the most expensive (it’s silk!), so I paid for that and the large bundle (wool) at the top and the two cotton pieces were Gratis!! What a deal!!
I completely forgot that I have a rather large fabric stash already . . . after all, none of it is emerald silk! ;-P
Then I remembered that I needed more orange thread, ’cause I’ve been doing all that handsewing on the brown, blue and orange quilt pieces . . . so I bought:
Did I say I needed ‘orange’ thread? Yes I did! and I DO!! “and the others??” I hear you asking . . . well, it was the colours! My favourite thing ever!! Guess I have a lot more sewing ahead . . . at least I already have fabrics in those colours . . . 😉
So . . . we took her grandbabies to the pet store as a treat; they were SO patient while I was being seduced by sale and sight! They weren’t feeling so well, though. A quick trip to admire fish, reptiles, chinchilla, birdies (cockatiels, too! Reminded me of my friends in kinder climes); then off home. By that time both were flushed and warm; my friend and I never got to craft at all; we sat around like this (me):
being ‘Nana-pillows’, as my friend says, for the rest of the day. Good thing I’m an old hand at eating with a child draped on me! So a fun day for me and by the time I went home, both wee ones were feeling better and tucked up for the night.
In case you are wondering about my plans for the ‘sheep’ buttons, I found this NFO (Nearly Finished Object) the other day:
I made this sweater a few years ago and didn’t have buttons for it. That’s not why I didn’t finish it, though . . . this sweater is an object lesson: “Don’t use variegated yarn when knitting a pattern with intricate detail!” the yarn colours, while attractive, obscure the pattern that took me hours to knit! But it’s acrylic yarn, so good for a ‘wash n wear’ play cardi anyway. I plan to make another out of washable wool; next time, the yarn will be a single colour! I slso found that the acrylic is hard to block and the lower edges tend to curl a bit; I hope a wash or two fixes that, but I’m not holding my breath.