Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Shop #3 on quilty day

The third shop that we went to on quilty day was in Bemidji.  Here's a quick look at the outside...
Ok, so it's a picture of the sign...I didn't get a picture of the building!  This shop doesn't look that  big from the outside, but inside, it goes on and on.  New things in each room, and in the basement!

 Love the Crazy Eight quilt hanging in the center
 Isn't this corner inviting?
This quilt is hanging in the open stairway to the basement - very striking!

I guess I got sidetracked and didn't take pictures of the other rooms.  There was one that just had wool, wool samples, patterns, etc.  On the porch there were lots of 1930's prints.  Flannels and soft things were downstairs.  There was also a holiday room - sure wish I would have taken more pictures!

Of course there were plenty of things here that I couldn't live without...(as always...forgive the poor picture quality - aside from being a rotten photographer, I took them in poor light in the loft at Aunt Nancy's house.

 I did not NEED any of these!  The Crazy Eight Strip Teaser was so unique that I thought I had to have it.  The finished size is 44" x 44".  I did show restraint by only purchasing the pattern and not the kit!  Mexican Stars is another pattern that is very unique, although now that I look at the pattern, one of the requirements is a seam ripper.  I'm thinking that is a very bad sign!  This quilt is 34" square and would make a nice table topper or a wall hanging.  Again I showed restraint - the kit was really nice!  The only kit I bought was for the little wool pin cushion - they were so cute - Linda (my SIL) and I each bought one.  Now we need to get together and make them.  I just made 30 pin cushions to take to Galena - do you really think I NEEDED this kit to make another one???
 Also picked up these pieces of wool.
 And for some reason I had yet another weak moment and bought more 30's prints.  I certainly don't NEED them either!  I don't like pastels, but I do like to make baby quilts using 30's - so these will be added to that stash.  And, I did break down and made a batch of jewelry using 30's prints - there are a few on the website.
I loved these little prints - the blue is kind of a teal color that is hard to find, but I like to use it with brown in my jewelry.

After we left Ann's - we found the local Goodwill.  Linda and Johnna love to shop GW and find a lot of treasures there.  Ever since I decided that I NEED to add wool to my stash, I thought GW and thrift shops would be a great place to find cheap wool - in men's suit jackets.  I was not disappointed!  Wool jackpot!!  I bought 6 suit jackets for a total of $24!  I thought that was a pretty good deal.  Of course I will have to find the time to tear them all apart, but that is on the to-do list.  If nothing else, these will make good backs for pin cushions.  Johnna found a couple of cute shirts while we were there.  Linda was busy helping me!

After GW, it was time to head back to Hackensack for a quick bite to eat and to get to the guild meeting!

More on that later...

Have a great day!!


  1. Oh, you were very good.... I think I would have done some serious damage to my checking acct in that shop!

  2. You sure did get around Julie!! This shop really looked fun - looks like bunches of quilts done up in the darker, muddy, colors I so love. That crazy eights pattern is very different - I've never seen that before....Can't wait to see yours! Nice score on the wool suit jackets!! Hope you're having a great day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. I love going to quilt shops, just went to one in Golden CO - I live in Omaha, NE. I have your 30's print.

  4. I wanted the Crazy Eight pattern too! Thought it would be a great tree skirt. Sounds like you are having a blast!

  5. I think I could have been very happy to spend a day in that shop!

  6. I love that crazy eight pattern. How cool!!!

  7. OMG - you really hit shop "karma", Julie! I've made the Crazy Eight - you won't believe how EASY it is and fun! Made it in one day!