So I finished the dining room curtain panels yesterday. I made all 6 in one day. It was a triumph of spirit. I ironed them this morning and hung them. You can see from the picture I took about an hour ago that with the light coming through they fairly glow. One day I will find a paler yellow to make lots of curtains out of but until then these will have to do because I'm not going to waste the money I paid for this fabric.
Speaking of paying a lot of money for something, yesterday I mailed my Secret Santa Swap package to Western Australia. The person I sent this package to knows she will get a package but she doesn't know where it will come from or who will send it. It's a fun game, or at least it was a fun game until I found out the price of postage yesterday. To send a 12" x 12" x 10" box that weighs 6 lbs. 2.9 oz., from Florida to Western Australia cost me $72.30. Ouch! That's a lot money. I sure hope that box arrives safely because I can not afford to replace it. I did volunteer to send international this year but I didn't expect the shipping to cost over $50.00. If I had known shipping was going to cost that much I would have sent a smaller package with the required four fat quarters and a few smaller items.
I have my fabric cut to make my 4 tote bags and a couple of potholders. I was invited to have Thanksgiving dinner with some friends and I thought a couple of homemade potholders would make a nice hostess gift. So I'll be sewing up the tote bags and potholders over the rest of the week.