Even though Rhett was skeptical, I went ahead on the assumption that I wasn't being spammed--I mean the shop is in St. George, UT, and being the trusting soul I am, I went shopping! I had so much fun browsing through all her choices online, then I went over to check out the blog--AMAZING!! She makes machine quilting look like child's play. I love the trapunto look she achieves by combining small motifs with larger ones.
I finally settled on a new jelly roll from Jenn Ski and Moda fabrics called Ten Little Things. It's a really cute collection with a little boy feel. I wasn't sure what I'd do with it since my boy is just about twelve, but I fell in love. I couldn't resist--and the best part--it was almost free. So I ordered and waited, stalked (I mean tracked) it online every day and opened it right up when I got it on Monday.
In the meantime--over last weekend--I found out why inspiration had struck in such an odd way for me. A few weeks ago, my nephew's friend fell out of a second-story window and was very seriously injured. I've been following my sister's updates and my heart pours out to this family. Well, last Saturday, my sister posted that she's hosting a benefit for the family to help defray medical costs. I now know why I have that darling little boy fabric. Here's a quick sneak peek at what I'm working on--hopefully it will bring in a nice bid for the family at the silent auction.