It's a Star-Struck Day today!
I'm up early....you know how it is the first night in a hotel..the window unit is noisy, and even if yours is off you can hear the hum of your neighbors next to you or the floor above you.
The bed is comfy, and I must have fallen asleep around 11...waking up at 6!
Shallotte NC is about as far away from Wallburg as you can get! I'm actually about 30 miles north of Myrtle Beach, NC, just across the SC/NC state line. It took me almost 5 hours to drive here yesterday afternoon, including potty stops. :c)
I got set up for sewing last night, only to find out that I didn't have my rotary cutter! The only place that MIGHT have had one is the local walmart, but they don't carry the kind I like...the blue dritz with the rubber handle? I like the weight of that one, and I like that I don't have to remember to shut a blade cover. I think I left it at the In-Town retreat!! I know there was nothing left, but maybe someone got it packed up in their stuff? Ms Bee Haven Gals? If you find a spare blue dritz cutter...it could be mine!
So...back to walmart, and they have this icky kind with a skinny handle that doesn't look comfortable to use at all.And it was 11 bucks! I asked if there was a Hobby Lobby or Joanns or a Michaels around here, but nope! Closest place like that would be Wilmington or Myrtle Beach. (I have a Hobby Lobby coupon in my purse so I was hoping for that!) By this time it was almost 9pm and I decided to give it up, wait and just do some hand work while watching HOUSE on USA.
But this morning...sewing is begging to commense! I don't have to leave for about an hour and a half....but I have no rotary cutter! I think this means I'm going to work on some string blocks that I can square up later.
Here is a pic of the second little starchy applqiue....Some of you might recognize your crumb blocks in the border! I trimmed blocks into 4.5" widths and added them side by side by side to get a border that was long enough. These were the crazy crumb blocks that were sent to me via Tonya's suggestion! It is always so much fun to incorporate someone else's fabrics into my quilts, and I thank you all again for these little gifties!
Perhaps this afternoon, after the workshop....the ladies will be able to guide me to the best place to replace that missing cutter and I can start putting the blocks from retreat TOGETHER! I brought a piece of red fabric that has little gold stars on it..very old looking, and I want to use that as the setting fabric.
Which makes me wonder....how many of these gals are going to WANT to double sew their bonus triangles, or would they be up to donating them to my cause?? *LOL*
Time for wandering out to the "contintental" bar to see what the Microtel offers for breakfast. The only other alternative close to me is a Huddle House, much akin to the Waffle House if you are familiar with either of them. I think I'm safer with a yogurt and a piece of fruit!