I forgot to show you a picture of the fabric that I bought on our little road trip last week. These are from Connie's Quilt Shop in Marion and from Inspirations in Hills.
Another thing I forgot to tell you is what my wonderful mail lady brought me while I was gone last weekend! I love my mail lady (Marty) and what makes it even better is that she is a quilter! I should give her permission to open my packages so she can fondle fabric on her route.
I Have a Notion. This is Kelly Jackson's blog - she also has a website called I Have A Notion. If you ever want to know about a notion, her blog and website are the place to go! I asked her about the Perfect Scissors and what might work for me to cut through all those layers. In no time at all she had made herself a little sample to cut through and had tried all kinds of different scissors and cutters for me! She quickly reported back to me on her findings and had a few other suggestions as well. Be sure to visit her blog and website - lots of great info and products!
Ok, I got way off track there - let me get back to yesterday. After visiting Keith, we went to a nice quilt shop in Macomb, IL called Piece to Peace Treasures. She carries a nice variety of fabric and patterns. I keep seeing the Spicy Spiral Table Runner all over the internet - she had a couple of those made up - very cool! She also now carries my jewelry, so we know she has good taste - lol. I had to hold myself back there, but I did purchase a few things...
Now I have to go backwards again - wouldn't it be nice if my mind went in chronological order? A couple of months ago I bought the Primitive Gatherings Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheels pattern.
I have really, really been wanting to make it, but just didn't have time. While Aunt Nancy and I were at Inspirations, she bought the Primitive Pinwheels pattern - same concept, only not as itty bitty. She left the pattern at my house while she is staying with Mom and Dad. I decided that was my opportunity to make that one! It is so cute...
It was really fun and easy to make. I screwed up - I had planned to do a black border, like the pattern, but I wasn't thinking when I sewed all of the squares together and I put a black square on the outer edge, thus the blue border. I still want to make the itty bitty one, but at least I had the opportunity to make this one, and got it out of my system a little bit. Oh, and did I mention that Primitive Gatherings also carries my jewelry? There I go, humoring myself again.
Ok, I have to quit yammering on and get some jewelry made, or there will not be anyone carrying it!
Have a great day!!