There were lots of wonderful submissions.
|This one was being raffled off. I would be ecstatic to own this one!
When I see other's creations, I know I am getting closer to competition level quilting.
I was able to purchase this UFO from a mystery quilter at the show. It is partially completed with 7 blocks and part of the quilt. At $15, it was well worth the material and I liked the colorway. I could always resell it if I am feeling creatively overwhelmed.
For $2.50 at thrift, I picked up this calendar from 2002 and some very pretty fabric bits and remnants.
Thought this was the best explanation for UFOs and WIPs:
When you purchase material, it is a FUFO (future UFO). When you cut the material and start work on it, it is a WIP (work in progress). After a few weeks when you have stopped working on your project, it is a UFO (unfinished object).
Another quilter posted on the American Patchwork and & Quilting's UFO Challenge, that her precuts were "a sad box full of good intentions."
I was able to pop into Eco Thrift in Sacramento. I hadn't been there in years, it is quite a drive from my workplace and way too far from home. It is almost TOO much stuff. It is the same reaction I get from the Goodwill bin stores - it makes me anxious. That is not the reaction I hope to have when I thrift. The pricing there varies wildly. They pull all of the collectibles and put them behind a counter and then jack up the price.
I did buy this undeniably pretty needlepoint (unopened NIP) for $3.98 just as a clerk hung it on the rack. I am gathering up these types of projects, esp. needlepoints, because I want to work on them after I retire.
Lots of fall activities going on in the area, I love this time of year!