Thank you all for your words of support and encouragement, both as to Hubby's current lack of gainful employment and my own quilt pattern and teaching endeavors. Times are tough for so many people that we know we aren't alone. Your kind comments mean a lot to us.
Today I headed back to the quilt shop--which is also a place full of people offering support and encouragement! I can't help but feel a little guilty buying fabric now, but ultimately what I "invest" in quilting--as long as I have a plan and don't make purely impulsive purchases--is designed to earn money in the future through classes and pattern sales, I hope! I found four fabrics I thought would make good backgrounds for the bunny/tulip quilt, and knowing how limited my stash is in non-Thimbleberries neutrals, I brought home a yard and a half of each:
I decided to use the white with yellow flowers on the left for the class sample. I'm also making this one using a variety of colors for the tulips.
I've cut and sewn all of the component block "parts" today and put them up on the design wall, making notes for writing the pattern as I went along. Tomorrow I'll work on actually drafting out the pattern instructions and illustrations. I can't remember if I mentioned it in yesterday's post, but I wasn't sure whether I had saved the applique designs I'd drawn for the original quilt, but I found them last night, so that puts me another step closer to getting this one written!
On another note, Yvonne wondered whether I might do another Day of Beauty post because it's been a long time since the last one. Well, having been gently reminded and knowing that winter will be ending soon, I figured I probably didn't really need that thick layer of leg hair to keep me warm any longer, so I got out my razor today and blew off the dust. I WAS a bit concerned that we may need to call RotoRooter to unclog the pipes afterward and that's certainly NOT an added expense we need right now, but everything seems to have gone alright. And since I'm on a roll with the whole beauty thing, I just might work up to plucking my eyebrows and chin hairs sometime in the next couple of days. After all, even in these difficult economic times, it's still important to look one's best!
Thanks for stopping in to visit!