I had an easy time finding what I was looking for at the fabric store, yesterday. I don't know why that is, but when I decide to make a soldier quilt, things fall into place very easily. No dithering on whether this is the right shade or if I have enough contrast, too feminine, too masculine, too stupid... nope. It all just works out very smoothly.
I am supposed to be working on a secret project- and you should see the distress I am in over a stupid little three-color combination! Now, true, it is for someone else that I don't know all that well. Then it has to suit her and not me... and trying to think like someone else... well, it can be a trial, that's all. And I get all overwhelmed at the LQS and pick something out that might not even work at all. See? It's a problem. My friend Sandy says you should just do what you like and hope they're not picky... I suppose I see her point. I'm trying for the middle ground- something I like but think she will, too. Maybe it's all too much thinking!
The soldier's quilt is going along smoothly. I bought all my fabric, yesterday morning. I found three out of the five I needed at Hobby Lobby and bought the last fabric and the backing at Joann's. So there shouldn't be anything to keep me from finishing it, except pure orneriness. And that should be sufficiently squelched as it's all for a good cause.
The three youngest children decided they wouldn't mind hanging out with me and I enjoyed their company. Makes me feel very young when I have my youngest children out with me! I took them for a quick lunch before heading home. There was a baby in a carseat who was jabbering really loudly- you know how 6 month olds are- they are just discovering their vocal chords. Abe couldn't see the baby, but he could hear her. Next thing I know, he is hollering as loudly as he can, "Is that baby alright?!!!!" We all busted out laughing! I guess he was worried. He got an invitation to check on her, himself. Then he settled down to eating his taco.
I had the quilt cut out in 15 minutes- I love my quick-cut ruler! And I had all my blocks sewn up in about 2 hours and now all I have to do is join them together! woohoo! A very easy pattern. Better get to it. I have a day wide-open, as violin lessons were postponed until tomorrow. Jacob had some help slamming his finger in the van door- hoping another day of resting it will help with the soreness. Have a great day!