I decided a couple of weeks ago that my cutting mat was really worn out and that I needed a new one. That old one didn't owe me a thing since I've been using it for about 15 years.
So today after work I stopped in at The Pin Cushion and treated myself to a new mat. This one - from Martelli - is even reversible. So when this one gets worn out - or when I get tired of purple - I can flip it over and use the yellow side.
Of course the mat wasn't the only thing I bought. I picked up some batiks to use in some swap blocks I'm working on. And I picked up an idea for a piece of fabric I already own. And when I got home tonight I tested out my swap block and made a cute tablerunner. It was a productive sewing night since my husband was not home. No distractions! More on those projects another day!