That meant I also had to buy a different backing, because this rusty red looked pretty bad with the nice purple flannel that was already in my stash. The new flannel backing is a deep orange with small cheddar polka dots. Another surprising choice.
I've been spending the evenings watching t.v. with Jim and knitting on Helen's scarf. It's growing nicely. Now up to 72" on the way to 90". If you click on the picture to make it bigger, you can see the double point needle marking 90" on the tape.
That's a quilter's measuring tape, a full 120" to enable you to measure a large quilt all at once, no guessing if the tape moved, etc. Very handy! This one came in a neat little tin that looked as if it couldn't possibly hold such a long tape, and cost just a few dollars. A good investment for a quilter.