Life has taken the front seat these past days and it has not been much sewing, blogging or blog reading.
Now I think I am on track again.
I feel better and the root canal is performed today.
I can only say I am glad I am on Low Buy, as in Norway we do not have dental insurance. Root canal and crown is US$ 1400.
I am doing a happy dance for being done with the root canal, but not for the cost.
One good thing came from the root canal though :-)
I have made a deal with a local hobby shop that I can ask for old and outdated fabric for backings for my care quilts. The cost will be reasonable and probably a good deal for both.
Without the root canal I never would have gone in there asking.
They are next to the dentist's.
Fabrics are also very expensive in Norway - 25-30 US dollars a meter (1 yard = 0,9 meter)
I got a nice fabric for backing for 8 US dollars a meter.
I do not shop much fabrics and when I do I often buy online these days. It depends - sometimes I am in a hurry and sometimes it is very nice to touch the fabrics before buying too.
We also have costum limitations for importing fabrics that are real low before we have to pay fees and VAT. We have 25 (or is it 24) % VAT on fabrics. The limit is approx 28 US dollars.
Plague or cholera choice sometimes.
I have been comforting and enjoying myself with some DJ blocks these past days.
I am swapping blocks with a friend, one set to send and one to keep.
I must admit I am behind, as the plan was to send 2 every month.
These are the June blocks, sent last week,
and the 2 below is the July blocks sent yesterday.
I made these as a double set too, but by the time I could take a photo, the 2 were in the mail.
The blocks are not trimmed to the exact size, if you wonder why they are a bit uneven at the edge or come in different size. It is good to do the final trimming oneself. We all have our own way.
We do not have strict deadlines, so delays are ok - a no stress deal :-)
Quilting is for fun, right ? ;-)
My good friend Val in Canada dyes and sells these wonderful marbled fabric - like the purple, the orange and the pink. She does orders too. See some of her fabrics here.
She can be reached by mail if you have questions.
I am currently working on a gift, but I can not show you yet, as the recipient is reading my blog. One of these days though........... :-)