Joan...you are so smart for thinking to think like a man! His thought was "radioactive". I also told him Rene's guess of "Quilting can be hazardous to your health"...but I said this very, very, very quietly, 'cause I don't want him getting any ideas and thinking I shouldn't. LOL
So Joan, baby doll! Middlest and I are off on a quest tomorrow to the quilt store for some scrumptious Jennifer Paganelli. If you email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will make sure some of whatever confectionary, delicious delight we find from her finds it way to your house!
Thanks to all for playing along...I love it when spontanaity strikes and doesn't get me into too much trouble (like it usually does!).
A taste of what yesterday's adventure led me to do. I went beyond the pattern (hmmm...I do that a lot, don't I?) and added a twist to the hexagons with another strip of fabric that extends out over edge of the bottom of the adjacent triangle. Then I'm joining them them with a Y-seam. The pattern had you do half hexes joined in rows. The extra strip doesn't allow this, so I was off to Googleland for a tutorial on joining seams this way. Still a bit glitchy and not quite there yet, but I love learning new things!
I like the blends. Some Heather Bailey, Kaffe Fassett, Wal Mart (lol) and Flea Market Fancy all mixed together. I sure hope the designer stuff doesn't mind slumming with the Wally World fabric, and I for sure hope the Wally World fabric doesn't get uppity for being in such prestigious company!
In other news, Bean and I were sidelined by something sinister today. He woke with a low grade temp, cough, and headache. Me, I had the headache. I love cold and flu season! Not! LOL
A few doses of mommy's healthful elixer for what ails you (aka Motrin and Robitussin) and he was good as new. No temp the rest of the day and enough energy for me to threaten to send him to his room. Yikes! So, it's off to school for him in the morning and a road trip for homeschool! I'm going to look at it as educationally edifying in that Mom won't go insane because she hasn't had a trip for a long time!
KT...I'm headed to the phone right now to see if you and the posse want to go too!
Thanks guys. You're the best!