Me & My Stitches

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I had a really great time at Market - found some great deals at Sample Spree, and got to see lots of old friends and met some "online friends" as well - lots of fun!

Here are most of the goodies that I brought home.  Some of them were things handed out at Schoolhouse classes, and most of the fabric I bought at Sample Spree.  I really wanted a bundle of Miniature Gatherings - the new line by Lisa Bongean, and I was lucky enough to get that and also purchased her 2 new rulers.  I added a nice bundle of Kansas Troubles fabric to my purchases - and I have a plan for those that I will tell you about at a later date!  See that bundle on the right...the fabric by Lynette Anderson?  I won that at her Schoolhouse class!  Lynette has been a customer of mine for a few years now, but we had never met in person.  I didn't want to bother her before class, and had intended to introduce myself afterwards.  But...she drew MY name for the giveaway!  It was really funny, because she had no idea that I was in the room.  When she drew my card, she started laughing, then introduced me to the room.  I had the opportunity to speak to Lynette and her husband, Vince, several times while I was at Market - they are the nicest people.  So glad to finally be able to meet them in person!  I bought the bee pattern - it is so cute.  It's by Wooden Spool Designs, and I can't wait to work on it.
 Here is a picture of Lynette and I in her booth...
 That was one of the few pictures that I took while I was there (I know some of you are not surprised by that!).

I couldn't wait to cut into those Miniature Gatherings fabrics, and evidently Ozzie couldn't wait to share his fur with them!  I wasn't even done cutting, and he was already laying on them!
 And it seems that Ozzie also loves Lynette's fabrics, as he took a little nap on them!  Callie was not nearly as interested in my new stuff- so no pictures of her this time.
 I got my newest quilt design back from my quilter a few days before we left, so I took it along, and Aunt Nancy sewed the binding down for me.  Now all I have to do is get a good picture (UGH...that is the hardest part!) and the pattern will be published.  The 9 patches finish at 1 1/2".

And now I have to get back to work - we are getting ready for the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival - can't believe it's only a few weeks away - EEK!!!!!

Have a great holiday weekend!!


  1. From the looks of things, you had too much fun!
    Gorgeous quilt, Julie! Love the little 9-patches, but don't know if I could ever make that many of them. : )

  2. What fun...and what a great buying (& winning) spree.
    I'm buying Lisa's rulers later this year when we get to her shop....but I want them now! (do I sound like Veruca Salt!!!!)

  3. *gg* Cats know what is really good for you! The quilt looks great! I'm just sewing an Irish Shane, too, but with Lipari Oakshots.
    Greetings, Rike

  4. Looks like you had a great time at the spring market! Ozzie is such a love.
    great nine patch quilt!

  5. Looks like you scored some great finds at Sample Spree. Wasn't that crazy? I'm always tired out from navigating my way through the crowd. Despite that, I found some great stuff, too. Sweet pic of Ozzie. So nice to come home to our kitties, isn't it? Love the new quilt design. What a beauty!

  6. You lucky girl~a bundle winner & fun finds to bring home~anxious to see those new rulers. Your quilt is beautiful! Your Aunt Nancy is a gem to sew down the binding for you! Sweet picture of Ozzie! Hope you are getting lots of product sewn & stocked up for your booth in Kansas City!

  7. Fun fabric from market! It sounds like a great time,