|Me and "Folk Art in the Vineyard"|
|Jo, Judy and me|
I had the opportunity to meet Sharon (currently no blog), a cyber quilting friend, in person and take pictures in front of our quilts! We have so much in common (born in the south, re-planted in the Midwest, love hand applique...). She brought me this beautiful little bag of goodies that she had made (I was so overwhelmed!).
I am still discovering little details like the homemade attached rose and the little eyeglasses zipper pull...too cute!
And look at all the fun stuff inside! (including a matching little tissue holder...)
Jill, of Berry Wood Lane, and I were hoping to meet at the show, but we ended up going on different days...this is her beautiful "Sunshine Sherbet," made with cheerful, sunny 30's fabrics, (picture posted with her permission).
I did my part for the economy, but found that I didn't need to report my credit card as "stolen," LOL. I was a GOOD girl! I did get a couple of patterns from Lori's booth...I love EVERYTHING she does.
I also stopped by the Primitive Gatherings booth...danger, danger!! I bought a wool applique kit to make as a Christmas gift. Can you believe that I have never worked with wool?!? I don't own any, so I had to buy a kit. Their sample was just irresistible...I guess that is why they make them...
Look at all the beautiful colors of wool! It will be fun not to worry about turning the edges under for a change...
Of course, my kwazy kat had to "staple" all the pattern and kit bags that I brought home (he was a stapler in a previous life).
I also got a cone of Aurefil thread for piecing and these cute little "minders" for balls of pearl cotton embroidery thread. Don't they look just like the little goodie containers holding prizes that came out of those machines you put 25 cents into (next to the bubble gum machine, in the arcade)? I bought them because they are practical and because I was feeling a little nostalgic.
And look what I found for a certain someone recovering from a knee procedure...I think I really shocked my show companion when I stopped at THIS booth (this is all they were selling in that particular booth, and they were making a KILLING!).
Yes, I am afraid it IS what you think it is..."bow-chicka-bow-bow..."
OK...now time to pose a question...
What is the funniest/weirdest way you have sneaked quilt show or quilt shop purchases into your house/stash? I've heard stories of disguises and secret compartments, spare tire storage areas of car trunks filled with bags of fabric (but no tire...). Time to fess up (WE won't tell...).