This is some of the fabric I got yesterday at Joanne's. We have a pretty terrible Joanne's here in Downers Grove, but I think this fabric is pretty cream of the crop stuff as far as pattern and texture, so I am quite happy with it. I am going to try to use it in my Alphabetica journal, glue it on cardstock and use it as backgrounds for cards, and for the upcoming Lesley Riley class. As I walked around Joanne's I remembered when I was little, and my Mom and her friend, Charlene would drag my friend Jill and I to the fabric store. We would just about faint from the boredom. It was truly a painful experience. Yesterday, though, I could see why people like looking around in a fabric store. Imagine if I could sew, boy I could have really done some damage in there!
My friend Jane returned from the great stamp store experience in St. Louis today! She brought me back some great stamps, paper, and new ideas for techniques. I want to try them STAT, but am too pooped at 8 p.m. to start a new project, plus tonight 24 is on and nothing supercedes that in this househould. My Mom returned yesterday from her Civil War battlefield trip. She is the president of the Chicago chapter of the Civil War Round Table, and I am very proud of her.
Well, it was a routine day around here, but those are the kind I like! Also, on the reading front...I am almost finished with the Anne Tyler book. It is so excellent!!! Run, don't walk, and get a copy!!!