Friday, February 27, 2009

LQS...

Ok, so my local quilt shop is Quilters' Quarters. I went there yesterday to see what was new. Nancy the shop owner gets new stuff in every week. I picked up 1/2 yd. of white snowflakes on white for a snowman stitchery, 2 yds. of a Kathy Schmitz crackle for the Ring in the New pattern, 1 yard of a brushed woven and a bottle of Best Press Citrus Grove. I have to say it was hard not to go wild and buy more. Sometimes I think I am more of a fabric, pattern, book and notion collector than a piecer/quilter. I used to say it was cheaper than therapy, now I say it is cheaper than booze, cigarettes and therapy. ;-)

Do you use starch or sizing? I love the feel it gives the fabric while cutting and piecing. Of course it can be pricey. Sometimes I use Magic Sizing instead.

Well, today is Friday and my little guy is very happy. He was sing songing that fact on his way outside to get on the school bus. Speed Racer The Next Generation is on tonight and we have a standing date to watch it together. He likes to sit on the floor and play with his cars from the vintage series as well as the current movie. My big Bro and I used to watch Speed Racer everyday after school. I so wanted to be Trixie!

I hope you have as nice an evening as we have planned.

Happy Stitches,


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Catching up...

I managed to buy a few things on the way to my ski Weekend. Me and my Quilty Friend Ann had our own personal shop hop. We stopped at Countryside Quilts and Gifts in Knox, PA.

The owners are wonderful. I always feel welcome and at home in that shop. Not to mention they are packed with wonderful things to purchase.

We also stopped at Sew Elegant in Clarion, PA. Where I found the cute purse handles and some fabric. Our last stop was at Heirloom Quilting and Antiques in Brookville, PA. The owner Durfee is sweetheart. She carries thousands of bolts, patterns and more notions than most other shops. I bought five yards of wide cream 100% cotton ric rac among other things.

I had a wonderful weekend with the girls. I even managed to complete two stitcheries. Our mystery dinner was hilarious.

I spent most of my time sitting with my foot propped up.

I did some reading too. Not to mention all the good food, yum.

I forgot to mention we stopped for lunch at Vito & Connies for a bite in between shops. Can you say yummy?
A good time was had by all.
Hugs & Stitches,