Mary Claire went to my mom's to play today (tea parties and fun!), and we had the boys. I've been cleaning (it all went by the wayside while we sorted out the end-of-the-school-year!), and had to catch up on my smell-good laundry. Loads and loads-I should be thankful for enough undies and linens to make it, and a washer and dryer. And laundry detergent, and electricity and water. (I am!)
Anyway, we ran a couple errands with the boys-we checked out fabric at my favorite fabric store! (yes, boys stayed in the car) and we filled prescriptions (one is now available in generic-woohoo!), and toured Target (love that place) to get glasses wipes, and Sam's for frozen Coke, new Popcornopolis popcorn (yum! the zebra was the best, but we just couldn't bring it home-we got two parmesan and a cheddar) and Clay spent his good grade money on a DSi game (he gets $5 per A on his report card)-I think it's Pac-something. He just loves old Pac-Man games! They wear me out with the joystick. He should've been an Eighties kid-he loves the music, games, trivia (we actually have an 80's Trivial Pursuit!), and I have plenty of stories to tell him! : )
Ok, so back to the good stuff! I'm soo ready for a change as far as fabric goes! : ) My living room is all lime green with a little pink and yellow. I want calm (and lime doesn't scream Relax!), and I have the busiest rug ever made. I used to love it, but now it's too much! I have a pale yellow/golden sofa, a yellow striped chair, and a pair of lime/white chairs. I'm trying to decide just how much to change. The fabrics I found were all pale bluish, khaki, and silver. One was a gray and pale yellow ikat that I could make work in the living room. I'll just have to recover or slipcover my swirly, limey chairs. I did make a fitted slipcover for a big chair once.. I'm sure I could make it work. : ) I can't follow a pattern very well, but I can just eyeball it, and I do okay. ; )
I wish I'd taken pictures of all the amazing fabrics! Even as I was leaving, I was wishing I'd taken pictures of the entire fabric, since they all have big patterns. Here are pictures of three samples:
|Pictures can indeed be deceiving-this is a gorgeous ikat-the top design/color is a kinda silver color-shiny! : )|
|gray/yellow-the yellow is pineapple-ish! : ) (Pineapples are Welcoming!)|
|And here is a sample of the colored swirly circles-they'd blend my yellow/green with aqua/cocoa!|
|In the middle on the right! (and don't those fruity creamy concoctions on the left look amazing?)|
The second is also cold-a Zoku Quick Pop Maker! They make in as little as seven minutes (well..three at a time, so you can only invite patient friends!) to the Popsicle Party. But it makes in the machine, then you refreeze the machine-so cool! Check out the Character Tool Kit! I'd have to have it too) It helps you make shapes and face parts and it holds them in position while the pop freezes!
|You could use these for any season! (well..any warm season)|
BUT! I do have some extra WS white kitchen towels from my shopping trip back in January. Tomorrow I'll give you more details about the next contest-I'll go check on my applique designs, and get you some pictures of stuff I've made. We'll start a new drawing, so check back in tomorrow to register!