Only a few more weeks of school left and I will have more time for blogging and sewing! YAY!
I think I may have finally recovered from all the fabric fun this past weekend. Tong and Sylvia came down from the Great White North to join Lisa and I on our trip to the Quilt Show in Cincinnati. We had a lot of fun! I bought a little too much fabric…maybe…
Okay, so I didn’t buy it all at the quilt show. Friday night the girls and I went on a local shop hop and I picked some up at Guildcrafters. Then on the way down on Saturday we stopped at the Fabric Shack and I could have spent at least $1000 on all the fabrics I wanted. I got a lot of great prints there at amazing prices. It was so packed! Bus tours were stopping there on the way to the show. Then when we got into Cinci we stopped in to see Sewn Studio. It was a really cute little shop and ALL modern fabrics!
Then we got to the hotel! I was already at my fabric budget! LOL. I made this little tote for the show with some Essex linen.
I really wanted something with longer straps to carry easily. I hate purses in my arm pit. It was great practice for the Goodie Bag swap coming up! This little bag was jammed full after the show! And we didn’t even hit all the shops there. I found some really great deals. We also got to meet Heather from the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild who introduced us to the lovely Pat Sloan! Seeing all the impressive quilts reminded me that I am a novice! LOL
We had a great meal after the show and I was able to meet up with a few of my old friend while I was there. Whew! What a trip!
Then I get home and find out that Jo Ann’s is now going to carry a new line by Denyse Schmidt! Of course I had to check it out. My Jo Ann’s had all the prints when I got there. I bought just as many as I had coupons for and decided to come back the next day. Yesterday, they were almost gone! YIKES! So, I was able to get all but 3 prints!
The lady who cut my fabric thought I was crazy. She said the prints are ugly and she can’t believe that some lady came in and bought $700 of it. To each her own I suppose. I think they are great. But, I love that vintagy look. Sigh, too bad that crazy lady bought so much! Now I must be on the look out for the other 3 prints!
On the fabric note, I picked up a bolt that was on back order for my shop:
I love this newspaper print! It would make a really fun pouch!
Now, I’m off to finish my last item for my Make Mine Modern swap partner!