I'm home today sick. I woke up with a very puffy and red eye. It had been a little irritated for a couple of days but this morning I couldn't ignore it any longer. I went to the walk-in clinic and discovered that I do indeed have an eye infection and got a prescription for eye drops.
Last week I had contacted a lady in town who as far as I can tell used to be a seamstress and used to have some sort of store and is now selling off her fabric. Every now and then she pops up on one of the free online classifieds advertising her fabric sale. I went a while ago and bought a really nice big (6 yards or so?) piece of denim. I'm slowly using it up and when I saw her ad appear again I called to see if she had any more. She said she did so we made arrangements to meet.
Denim does NOT count as cheating on my stash busting!!! My rules. I see the denim as a way to assist in using up smaller bits of fabric.
I met the fabric lady as planned. I picked out some more denim and she showed me a cutter quilt. Does she know me or what????? I saw it and in the back of my mind I'm thinking "NO NO NO NO". It is quite damaged but it would be easy to cut it into blocks and avoid the damage. I weakened, asked her the price and she said "two dollars". Sold.
I wanted to take a picture of the quilt, but since I got home I've changed into jammies and had a nap. I do NOT want to get dressed in real clothes so I looked down the street and didn't see anyone, ran outside with my quilt and camera and as soon as I got out there I see a man walking my way. I feel dumb carrying a ripped up quilt and camera in my polka dot jammie bottoms so I quickly pretend to be shaking it out (hiding my camera) and run back inside. I have no idea what he was thinking but it probably included the words "crazy lady".
So.....here are a few pictures of the quilt. Not in it's entirety because I was not going back outside, but I think they give you an idea of what I'm dealing with.
I don't think there is any sewing in my future today. I feel pretty crappy still and my eye is still quite sore. Tomorrow night is what seems to quickly becoming our regular Tuesday night ice cream and geocaching night with some of our friends.
I will sew again someday, I hope!!!