while denise and i were shop-hopping, i found this pretty hoffman print that will be used to back the batik and plum flimsy. i agree, it is too pretty to use as a backing but it was the end of bolt, nearly 3 yards at a whopping $3, and even with my fuzzy math, that's one dollar per yard so the price is definitely right. i am hoping there will be some scraps leftover as it is such a pretty print. back when i was first starting quilting, hoffman prints were the rolls royce of quilting fabrics and for me they still are. **** all is calm and bright here after the storm with a sliver of orange on the horizon heralding the coming sunrise. still very cold but clear is good. **** today's task is to tidy the sewing space and get in some sewing time before the week starts again. and i've got to hang my february wallhanging, finally!