I've been thinking about Banana-fana. (You can catch up with the saga in the post on Fabric Bleeding Update.) You know I decided to do leaves, right?
Last weekend at the Blue Light Special Car Show, there was a Rubber Stamp and Scrapbooking Expo being held at the same time. These are both held at The Ranch, our local fairgrounds. Quite a large complex actually. Anyway. Since I was already out there on Friday for the car show, I thought I'd pop into the Expo and see if I could find some life sized rubber stamps. So I trotted over to the building and waltzed in and was immediately surrounded by 3 or 4 people asking if they could help me and telling me that the Expo wasn't open until 5:00pm. Since I didn't have a Stupid sign hanging around my neck and I didn't want to tell them that I was being stupid I said I had to use the bathroom. It really wasn't a lie, really. I used the bathroom and left the way I came in.
So I'm hanging out at the car show and then it's 5:00pm. I go back into the Expo. Once again I'm surrounded by people saying that I have to use the other door, pay and have a 'bracelet' put on my wrist. OK, I'm fine with that. But would they escort me through the building to the other door. O noooo. I had to go outside and around the building. Now that is easier said than done because they had all the gates closed. And locked. To get to the other door I would have to go all the way around the entire left side of the First National Bank building on foot to the other side in 97 degree F heat. I don't think so.
I blew off the idea of rubber stamps and went back to my leaf printing idea.
Then I was in Joann's and there was a sale on 'silk' (polyester really) flowers and foliage. I found some beautiful oak and maple leaf bunches. I bought them with the full intention of appliqueing them onto my quilt.
Yesterday Keepsake Quilting's Fall catalog arrived. Looky what is inside. Die cut leaves.
On closer inspection, I think I'm going to stay with my fake leaves because the die cut ones are too simplified.