and had a comfortable place to watch the quilt show. He told me he was sitting by "the pond" and I couldn't figure out what he meant. I didn't see a pond.
Then I walked around the corner of the booth I was in and there it was.....
I asked the shop owner, from Taylor Sewing Centre in Brockville, if she had a kit. They were sold out, but they had the fabric. I bought it all.........
The bull rush fabric actually has the dragonflies at the top so the other fabric is a bonus!!!
We bought patterns too from The Running Stitch. I love landscapes so these three will definitely get done when I find just the right fabrics. I did find one in my stash so I'll have to tuck it into the envelope so I don't loose it.
Last but not least we have a new addition to our family. Her name is Poppet
and she needs a quilt. Jan found the pattern and I selected the fabrics.....red for "Poppy" which is her name shortened up cause she is just a wee little girl.
Our family now has three grey cats. Shadow who belongs to our son and of course Misty. Seems to be the colour of choice right for our family.
Okay, here's an added tidbit for all the quilters I know. I just finished reading Between Heaven and Texas and it was one of the best reads I've had in a while. Loved it! Marie Bostwick, who also wrote the Cobbled Court series, is the writer. I bought it last Thursday for long week-end reading and I have to tell you to make it last that long was a struggle. I was knitting and reading at the same time! I closed the book on Monday night just before I fell asleep. I left 4 pages to read as I usually do all my reading before I shut my eyes and hunker down underneath the covers.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
that was Jan and I. Karl and Reg took us over to The Running Stitch in Kanata which is just outside Ottawa.
I wanted to make sure that Jan got to the store before the show. Sometimes stores are pretty empty when they take part in quilt shows. Did we have selection!!!! Did we get customer service!!!!!
The store has been recommended to me a few times by a few different people and if I'm ever back in Ottawa, I will go in again.
So this is what we bought........well, I bought. I didn't take photos of Jan's purchases.
This is my inner border and cornerstones for my "jungle" quilt I'm putting together with my stripe border fabric. I have plenty so I'll do fancy back on the quilt too.
I thought I had left the jacket pattern at home, but I had it with me. I bought those buttons in PEI last summer and now I have two fabrics and the lining for my "new" jacket I'll be making one day. I want something that will go with everything and black and white will certainly do that! The yellow in the fabric is a perfect match for those buttons.
This is the border for the charm pack quilt I'm making up. Charm packs are fine, but never enough to make something with. You always have to buy more!!! Oh darn!
I had these fat quarters selected for a wall hanging but needed a border. My local QS didn't have what I wanted but The
Running Stitch did!! Yeah, I can get going on this one now. It will have appliqué so best I get started on it soon.
Okay, that was page 1 of our purchases......page 2 tomorrow cause yes, we did do damage!