Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quilt Shop Grand Opening!

This morning I went to the grand opening of a Mennonite owned quilt shop about 30 minutes away. Previously, the shop was part of their home, but now they have moved Country Fabrics to a new location and into a huge barn. I took a picture from up in the "Bargain Loft" looking down below and it is breath taking! It is so spacious and the lighting is great. From what I understand, the family dismantled the barn from another location and recycled it here! Let's hear it for recycling!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stash Report - Week 17

Well, weeks like this have been a little too infrequent! I didn't set foot in a quilt shop all week, but I did spend a lot of time working on The Raspberry Jam Quilt that I spoke of in last weeks report, participated in an online postage stamp swap completely from stash and another stash project from Judy L's site which I didn't even account for (I'll add that in next week when I have the time to figure out the yardage from my stash)!

Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added Year to Date: 50.75 yards

Fabric used this week: 4.25 yards
Fabric used Year to Date: 64 yards

Net Used to Date: 13.25 yards

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stash Report - Week 16 + Quiltathon

Well, I have put this off all morning . . . I've been bad once again, but the good news is, I used almost all of what I purchased!

Fabric added this week: 7.5 yards
Fabric added Year to Date: 50.75 yards

Fabric used this week: 6.25 yards
Fabric used Year to Date: 59.75 yards

Net Used to Date: 9 yards

I have been busy sewing for Judy's Quiltathon, and this is what I've been working on:
  • Got the block done for the new BOM at the LQS
  • Started a quilt for me (Raspberry Jam) from Heather Mulder Peterson's book On a Roll. I just love everything that Heather makes. I have been sitting on this Sanctuary Jelly Roll for I don't know how long, and when I saw this pattern, I decided that it was time to use it. And the best thing is I'm making it for myself because I love it so much!
  • Worked on 24 blocks for an online block swap that's not due until June 21st! How's that for NOT procrastinating?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm back + why is it so cold here?

OK, so I spent a little over a week on Hilton Head where the weather was gorgeous, only to return to Ohio where it is so much colder! I saw alligators and turtles in the pond behind my parents home. If you look closely at the picture, through the windows, you can see the pond. It was a really relaxing vacation. Even the drive there and back was a breeze!
Of course, I found a quilt shop: Cross Stitch Junction on Hilton Head Island I bought 2 kits to make 1 quilt as the kits were on the small size for what I have in mind ... It was a really nice shop and there were lots of samples and kits, which is great for visitors like me who want to purchase something to remember their trip. I could have spent much more time in there, but I didn't want to torture my family anymore than I did!

Stash Report - Weeks 14 + 15

Since I have been on Hilton Head for a little over a week visiting my parents, my Stash Report is kind of lame! Of course I found a quilt shop on the island and had to purchase two kits to remember my trip as if I could ever forget a trip to visit my parents I may burn in hell for that last strike out, but I am pretty confident that my parents will not beat me or write me out of their will as they don't own a computer! Next weeks report will be inspiring though, I promise!

Fabric added the past 2 weeks: 10.75 yards
Fabric added Year to Date: 43.25 yards

Fabric used the past 2 weeks: 1 yard
Fabric used Year to Date: 53.5 yards

Net Used to Date: 10.25 yards

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm leaving soon . . .

I will be leaving Saturday morning for Hilton Head, South Carolina to visit with my parents. I will be driving with one of my sisters and her 3 children. I'm wondering what kind of trouble we can get into on the way down - film at 11 ...

I am not sure if I will be able to update my blog while I'm away, but if my sister brings her laptop, then it shouldn't be a problem.

I have been running for the past two days trying to get everything organized before I leave, finished the Baby Looney Tunes quilt that was on the frame and even managed to bind it, got my hairs cut, picked up the dry cleaning, finished a couple of online swaps and got them in the mail, etc. Now I am busy trying to figure out what projects to take with me as I will not have access to a sewing machine - this is going to be torture! I'm afraid I am going to suffer from withdrawal.