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!!

7 comments:

  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. : )

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  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!!!!)

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  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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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