Last night I didn't end up going to Gisborne Quilters. My left underarm is really sore. I have no idea why! The anaesthetist did mention something about arm block anaesthetics having temporary or permanent complications. Maybe it's to do with that but after 3 weeks? Anyway I'll give it a few days. It's just annoying more than anything.
Then this morning I got an email from Hawthorne Threads saying the fabric I thought I just managed to get enough of is VERY short. I had to change my order a little but no big deal. I got a few extra pieces just to be SURE I can get the fabrics to all play together nicely ;-P
I highly recommend Hawthorne Threads. Wonderful friendly service and great prices too compared to other online stores. I can't wait til my fabics arrive!!
I have also decided to participate in Bonnie Hunter's newest Mystery Quilt! Her mysteries lend themselves to stashbusting and scrappiness which I need if I'm going to avoid buying more fabric.
It needs 4 colours and a neutral/background. I've picked the background which is white with some basic daisy print in various colours. I'll pick the 4 colours from this print and use it to tie them all together. I'll work out to be semi-scrappy in that the background will be the same but the rest scrappy.
She will post fabric requirements and yardages on 1 November so my only concern is that I have enough of my background fabric. There is a good chance I wont and it will mean I have to change my fabric choices.
Meanwhile I really should start my DaChintzy Mystery. I haven't been peeking at the clues posted on About.com so I should get up-to-date in no time. I haven't been brave enough to try machine piecing with my plaster yet but tomorrow is FNSI and I plan to try then! :-O