Then, I tallied my UFO's. I decided that in order to finish the pink and brown log cabin I started last year, I would add two more rounds to make bigger blocks rather than make more blocks. That requires a bit more dark pink to keep it looking scrappy. Plus Hancock's had cutting tools on 1/2 price and I needed blades....and the circle cutter as I can't make the small circles on my thingamabob cutter that I can't remember the name of. I've already bought 2 useless rotary cutters in order to use this thing...one wouldn't allow me to cut the arc without gouging the plastic of the thingamabob and the other made too shallow of a cut and the blade didn't reach the fabric. (In defense of the circle cutter purchase, I am beginning to be more selective in the use of my wrists. I've had arthritis since I was 16 and my weakest spot is my wrists. It is hard for me to cut too much with scissors. I'm trying to find another method of cutting yo-yos.)
Then, I ran out of my Aurafil thread. I love this thread. It has lasts and lasts. Well, the shipping was the same whether I ordered one spool or a couple. I am planning on making machine appliqued table runners and wall hangings while at retreat and the 28 wt. is supposed to look very nice on a machine blanket stitch.
Didjya see my total? In one week????!!! I only hope DH doesn't read my blog! I really haven't spent much on quilting in the last 6 months of 2007 but in one week! After making a resolution!?!?! I still need a few more pinks but may just make due.... oh WHO am I kidding!? (the only thing that may save me and keep me from buying more fabric is our rinky dink town and the fact that there is nowhere to buy the tones I'm looking for. The one shop that does sell the right tone is taboo.)
On the UFO side....I finished three things that have been in my drawer for over 2 yrs. They aren't much but they are done. I actually made all 4 of the coasters but was using one when I took the picture. The pouches only required the zippers and side seams finished.
All in all I suppose that I didn't really buy anything extravagant or outrageous except the circle cutter but I can make a real case for something that saves my wrist. I did finish 3 UFO's, quilted two quilts, started and finished a fleece blanket, and finished clue one on the Quiltville mystery... all in one week. I just am glad I've decided to work this summer because this not buying fabric and not spending money is very expensive!!!!!!!