Monday, August 21, 2006
Just a little fabric shopping
Sticking to my LIST of fabrics that I need, here is a photo of my latest fabric purchases... first and foremost - red novelty flannel for a 2nd pair of PJ's for Little Boy (as promised - I DID tell him he could pick out more fabric but not until I finished the 1st pair), and of course, his little snippet of a novelty of his choice (trains this time around). He is getting a nice collection of novelties!
Let's see... purple flower-y fabric for a border and the green and blue will go in the same quilt. Orange for an inner border for my hexigon flowers. And - a few fat quarters for stash variety - I think I am using 1 light blue as a sky background and then I bought 2 browns to audition for an applique squirrel for a wall hanging.
I must say - I was very pleased with my self-restraint at the fabric store! The plan for today is to at least get the 2nd pair of PJ's cut out... we will see!
About that LIST - I keep a little notebook in my bag and always write down what I want to make, yardage needed, yardage I already have, etc. I also make a big show of getting the list out, referring to it and checking things off as we find it in the store - for Little Boy's benefit. Before we go shopping for anything he helps me make a list. He now really understands that if we are going grocery shopping we only buy what is on the list! No more melt-downs over not getting some sugar cereal or whatever. And - at the bottom of every grocery list - only for Good Little Boy's - M&M's (to share with Momma), or bubbles, or some other little treat. Because everyone deserves a treat every now and again (or does that count as bribery?). In anycase - the list is a real life saver when it comes to avoiding temper tantrums! Oh - and it keeps me organized too - double bonus!