Firstly,thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in seeing my Sister's Choice blocks. I love all the scrap patterns that Bonnie Hunter puts together, and this one is no exception. I'm making a table runner for Martin's Aunt, and I've made 10 blocks. I chose this particular block, because the 2.5" strips container is bulging full. It amazes me that making these 10 blocks has not even made a visual dent in the strips! It's truly amazing how much I should be able to make with my stash! For these blocks, I kept the colours fairly delicate and not quite as scrappy as they could be. I really like them!
Next, we get to the result of my shopping trip yesterday. I had only planned to go to the store to find the navy fabric, but I knew there may be some other temptations there. I had planned as part of the Xmas presents this year to knit a scarf for my MIL and put it inside a quilted bag. So at left, you can see the result of my quick look in the wool dept. The store had a huge bin filled to the brim with run out balls of wool. They were throwing them out for 99c per ball! I was chattering to another lady there as we helped each other find the balls we were looking for, and she told me that last week she had purchased the same yarn for $7.00! The yarn in front I will use to make a scarf for Grandpa's wife, and the one in the back a scarf for my MIL. They are both colours that will suit perfectly!
Lastly, here are my other purchases. At the back are some bright fq's I picked up, I have a hole in my stash where brights are concerned, they were reduced by 30%. The navy fabric is in the middle there, it's not perfect, but I'm happy enough with it.
Our wonderful fellow blogger Kathie was so sweet, and mailed me a copy of the bag pattern she has been using, and the fabric in front is one I will use to make up some bags, and the white tape looking item at the back is some kind of 'bag handles for dummies' stuff. Apparently you can simply press it on the fabric, the perforations are where you fold in the seams, and then you fold it in half and sew! It even has a little bit of belting in it to firm the handles up a bit! So, of course I had to get some (6 metres!) ... Seriously, they've thought of everything!