I managed to get thru the last of the stash pile that contained many scraps. Here are the herringbone pieces I was able to get
This is the pile of scraps left from cutting all the blue herringbone pieces. I will cut rectangles for zig zag blocks and squares for 4 or 9 patch blocks out of these scraps. I still need to go thru my scrap bins and look for more blues.
Here is the stack of fabric I have for bindings and backings. I did order some fabric from Hancock's of Paducah for backs. They had a 20% off coupon for everything and I hit the clearance fabrics hard. I found some great stuff for $3.99 a yard. Take 20% off that and I got free shipping - what a deal! I think they lost money on me! I haven't received the fabric yet, but I am looking forward to that bright yellow package showing up at my front door.
Yesterday I had to stop by the grocery store to pick up a few things and I went into the New Balance store that is in the same plaza just to check out athletic shoes. The ones I bought last year from Second Sole are just killing my feet and I hadn't liked them all that much since I bought them. The saleslady had me try one about six different styles and I found the perfect ones. I went to pay for them and they were marked down to $39.00 from $119.00! What a deal! So far I love them and my sore heel that I have had for a long time with my other shoes seems to be going away.
I am going to be taking time off over the holidays so I may not be posting much. I have to use four days of vacation or I will lose it. At work we only get Christmas day off so I will be taking the four days between Christmas and New Years off. The custodial staff is off January 2nd so I can't get into the school where my office is located. That means I will have 11 days off in a row! I plan on working on the house - there is a lot to do to get it back together after the floor refinishing - and of course doing some sewing.
Have a great holiday season!