Although it seems really unimportant now, I thought I'd share a small purchase I made yesterday.
I needed to buy a thread for a customer quilt, and thought I'd browse the fabric section at Spotlight just in case there was anything that needed a good home. I found this interesting paisley print in the sale area, and it's from the same family of fabrics that I purchased a little while back.
It was reduced to $3.00 per metre, and though I didn't realise until I got to the checkout, it was further reduced by half again to $1.50 per metre. So, as is my custom when faced with that kind of saving, I purchased the remainder of the bolt, being 7.7 metres (or about 8.5 yards). It'll be great for backings, or I'm even thinking maybe for setting squares with my green and cream nine patches.
And this is what makes fabric buying seem just so completely unimportant ...
I want to thank people for the kind messages from people overseas asking if my family and I are okay. News reports overseas are indicating that Southern Australia is experiencing devastating firestorms. Luckily for me, I live in South Australia, not in the southern state of Victoria which is experiencing the horrors that have been reported.
Here are some of the news reports.
My heart goes out to so many families who have found themselves homeless, to those who have lost loved ones, and to the many, many victims that are in burns units and intensive care in hospital. Feeling terrible grief is not enough though, there is so much we can do to help. Right now, the Red Cross are calling for donations to help the victims. And if you feel that you can't help in that way, please donate blood - the burns victims will be needing it for a long time.