Thursday, August 07, 2008
Shopping Goodies From the Quilt Show
I had a fun time at the quilt show. I'm still working through the photos trying to decide which ones to show. I know, I know, I should show them all, but I took about 30 photos and that's quite a bit of photos. Most of the quilts were art quilts. I like art quilts, but I was disappointed there wasn't more traditional quilts. It was fun meeting a couple more on-line quilters. We walked and talked and shopped! What more could you want for an afternoon?
I will share my shopping goodies tonight. First up are my quilt goodies. I purchased a brown and turquise/blue quilt kit and pattern from Sweet Treat. The kit contains enough fabric for a complete top. The patterns they sell are so easy you can make one in a day. I'm running low on blenders and I found 10 blenders for $20. There's one stitchery pattern for the 12 Days of Christmas. The pattern is written for tea towels, but I'm thinking of making a banner with the stitcheries. At a hand-dyed booth they were selling scrap bags for $2.50. I couldn't resist. The colors will make a neat addition to my postage stamp collection.
There was a booth from We Got The Buttons. This was the first time I've seen a booth at quilt show that didn't sell fabric, thread or sewing equipment. But she had button, buttons and even more buttons. And jewelry. And watches. Every item in the booth was gorgeous. I am in love with dichroic glass. I've purchased several pieces in the last few months. When I saw this watch I knew I had to have one to go with my other new jewelry. It looks great on me if I do say so myself. She makes the watches a little long and then fits them to the customer. The customer gets a gold chain for the extra link(s). For me it was one link. You might think the watch is heavy because it's glass. It's not. It's so light that I forgot I had it on. It is the lightest watch I've ever worn.
Judy at Patchwork Times is having a quilt-a-thon this weekend. I'm joining in for once. DH is going out of town this weekend for a bachelor party and I'm home alone. I need to work on my Valori Wells challenge, my bag swap, plus I want to make the brown and turquoise quilt. I'm hoping to get in some hand stitching time too. Sounds energetic for me. I should be able to tackle everything. My plan is to cut the kits for my projects tomorrow night then sew on Saturday and Sunday. It's going to be in the 70s this weekend so it won't too hot in my sewing room. Hooray!
Come on and join the fun! You know you want to do it! Just do it!