Sunday, July 18, 2010
Fun at Mary Jo's
We had an easy trip to Gastonia. As soon as we got to the exit for Mary Jo's, a black cloud appeared above, along with thunder, lightning, and rain. I was given an hour to whirl through the store, and when I came out, the rain was just ending. I was looking for red and gold fabrics for a project I am contemplating. I got some yardage and some fat quarters ($1.39/yard) and other large scraps ($.25).
Then I broswed through the scrap bags of laces and trims. One 99-cent bag had 27 pieces of lace about eight inches long- perfect for post cards and small art quilts.
I chose another because it contained various widths of white and beige twill tape. Ruth-Ellen showed us how to print on twill tape with an inkjet printer at one of our Anything Art bee meetings. Now I have some twill tape to experiment with.
I picked up some colored rickrack
and two nice pieces of white silk ready for painting
and some other stuff, and I am happy!
The pool party was lots of fun. There was a little rain, but most of the thunderstorms went around us, and we spent all Saturday afternoon enjoying Richard's pool. When we got home, I cut the grass, Charlie washed the car, and then the thunderstorms began here. Perfect timing!