I got snowed in yesterday. After my car got stuck in the driveway three times (despite shoveling a path for the tires) and then got stuck in the street once, I called in to work to admit my defeat.
When I was a kid, a snow day used to be the very definition of fun. Now that I have to spend my snow days shoveling the driveway, it's not quite the same.
Two good things came out of my unexpected day off, though. First, I got about a million yards of fabric ironed and folded and put away. My back and arms were so tired from shoveling that this was about all I had the strength to do.
The second thing was that I was there when the mailman dropped off my Folksy Flannel!
Can you believe how warm and cozy this looks? This flannel is so soft and the colors are fantastic! I got such a great deal thanks to Jen's hint about the sale at quilthome.com (sign up for their newsletter for secret deals!) After the 25% off and the free shipping, this flannel cost less per yard than regular quilting fabric. Now I don't feel bad for breaking my "no buying fabric for quilt backs" rule. It's like I'm saving money, right?
Tonight I'm going to Ian's house for a "pizza and The Office" date night and I'm super excited. I'm so sore from shoveling that I need a break from the temptations of the studio. That fabric, it calls to me! But my quilting muscles need a break. Plus, you know, I like to hang out with Ian...so it's a win/win!