Here are some pretty things. I visited my second favorite quilt shop yesterday on my way to pick up our granddog, Chewie. (We are dog sitting while the kids and grands are in Disneyland.) There were so many things in the store I could have happily come home with. I was good, however, and did as planned. Charm squares and a new marking pencil are all that came home with me.
And yes - those ARE batiks you see! I've not had batiks in my stash since I gave away the few I had over 10 years ago. I, like so many others, have been drawn in by the fabulous quilts that combine batiks with reproductions, such as those by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. I'ms tarting small with these charms to see if I enjoy working with them.
Two other charm packs will look very out of place in my stash. Bright and modern, they are so out of my comfort zone. I will use them in a Schnibbles top on a day I feel like working on something entirely different from my usual projects.
(So what's with the tiny print on the last part of my post? I've tried 5 times to change it - even retyping it - but it isn't working so I guess it stays. Sorry, those of you whose eyes, like mine, no longer like tiny print.)