|Bright yellows just because I like yellow|
|I'm pretty much a sucker for butterflies. All of these pinks are by Lake House Drygoods|
Up the road a piece is the Kaleidoscope Quilt Shop in Whitesboro, TX. I fell in love with the bright colors in Deb Strain's Fresh Flowers for Moda.
|I love these brights.|
Finally, I picked up a few more batiks for Kiddo's Jigsaw quilt.
|Blues, greens and purples is what she wanted. She suspended my fabric budget for these.|
These three shops are within 20 minutes of each other, along some typically scenic back country roads. However, the extreme drought in TX has turned the countryside brown. All three shops had friendly staff and were well air conditioned (very important this trip). If you are ever traveling to/from Texas via Oklahoma, any one of these shops is worth a stop.
That was the fun part, now for the painful part. The stash report.
Used the week: 0.18 yards
Added this week: 17 yards
Used year to date: 41.48 yards
Added year to date: 53.75 yards
Net stashed for 2011: 12.27
I'm leaving off the fabric budget report because it's pretty meaningless at this point. I'm going to need to rethink my strategy on that front. I'm not so far in the hole that I can't get out, but I'm going to need to stick to my 15 minutes a day of sewing to get there. My goal was to use more then I purchased and that's still doable (as long as I avoid fabric shops).
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