someone had so nicely gifted me with some circus-theme fabrics....lovely clowns, animals etc....well, fussy cut the animals from their background and left the clowns and another animal piece intact. so how to use them? find a background and make a cheery circus kid-size quilt of course ....went to marden's, partly to ogle and fondle, and look what was there! the popcorn fabric....light background with circus popcorn boxes and popped corn all over....how serendipitous is that? my other purchase was some nice quilter's flannel at $2 per yard, just enough for cozy lounging pants wherever i may be this fall/winter. *** a bit under the weather past few days but hoping i will be hale and hearty for the farmer's wife sew-along, now that my book has been spiral bound. next up is choose fabrics, which will be civil war i guess, since not enough of anything else available right now and not going to buy more. *** aaaahh a beautiful early autumn day....70, breezy, sunny, crisp.....the perfect season in my opinion!