I had plans, big plans to sew today but instead I spent hours running around trying to by a bag of fake plastic snow, sometimes called buffalo snow. How hard could it be to get a bag of this? Plastic snow at Christmas, a slam dunk easy errand - ummmmmm......no, no it wasn't.
Michaels - nope, went to 2 different locations and they were both packed
Walmart - nope,but retail sales look good here too
Hobby Lobby - nope, but I did use the restroom
Meijers (a kinda Midwestern Walmart) - nope, but I did see some cute Shiny
Brite ornaments I might go back and pick up
Target - nope but did buy some cute food ornaments for our "food" Christmas tree - I need to take some pictures
Lowe's Hardware - nope and can you just feel the desperation here?
Hallmark - FINALLY SUCCESS! this Hallmark store sells a lot of Dept. 56 Christmas village stuff and I was told they sell plastic snow year round!
OMG - I just counted these up and realized I went to EIGHT different stores for one 7 ounce bag of plastic snow. Insanity or determination? I'm picking tenacious. Now this took from like noon till 4pm. I drove all over the place and the Hallmark shop was actually the store closest to my house! Why didn't I think of them first? By the time I got the plastic snow I was too tired to start the project and I only had a short time before I had to go back out and pick up my son - sheesh!
Here's a pic of my design wall with the Christmas charm squares....
I'm loving the yellow sashing and red corner stones. I envision a wide yellow border.This is a little over half the top, its going be 11 blocks by 11 rows.
Isn't this flamingo fabric cute? Its a Nancy Wolff.
And this is another Nancy Wolff - a polka dot Christmas tree, I like.
I spoke with Heather who won the Christmas charm squares and she was so excited. She a young mother with 2 small kids and is just beginning to build a stash and wishes she had more time to quilt - remember those days? Don't we all wish we had more time to quilt? Anyway I could tell she will have fun with these fabrics. Hope tomorrow holds more stitching time for all of us!