Anyway - it was their Christmas in July event. There are three quilt stores in Moose Jaw - I know - how they all survive is beyond me. Although one of them is closing - Heather's Quilting Palette will be closed soon. I loved that store as she was into weird things - Heather is a fabulous fibre artist and you never knew what goodies you would find in the shop. Of course - I had to make a pit stop there.
Then over to Quilter's Haven who is doing the Christmas in July event in conjunction with The Quilt Patch. I did not buy much - I am very conscious of the size of my suitcase which is NOT big and I hit FIVE quilt stores while I was here. I was very good at all of them until....................
The Quilt Patch. Jeanne and Shelley just have too many goodies in that store and the longer I stayed and the more wine I had - well everything just looked too yummy and my suitcase just got bigger and bigger (in my mind!)
I did help out a bit in the store which was fun, but I had asked Shelley at one point if there was any sewing I could do. Well as a matter of fact - YES. So I spent the afternoon doing machine applique. On a BERNINA no less. I have never sewn on a Bernina and while it was no problem and worked like a charm when I got the stitch going - it is NOT my favourite machine.
|Appliqueing my little heart out - I was in quilting heaven|
There are twelve blocks - each block has one tree (with a stump and the tree) and three stars. I got everything done but the stars. So I'm going back this morning to finish the stars. I know - a real sucker for punishment. But I like doing it. We must now watch as Shelley has to pay this favour forward and I will be watching to see what she does!!!!!
And let's not forget the boucle quilts that we are going to make. I know - you have to see this to believe it. They ended up with TWO bolts of this gorgeous boucle. I am not about to make clothes from it and was only going to get enough to trim a project. Oh let's get enough to make a quilt. It will be very pretty when done.
|Lovely boucle. This picture is so washed out. It is a gorgeous shade of green and brown.|
|I had to pick a beautiful brown flannel to go with it. Can you see the edge of my suitcase above - the fabric is that shade. It is going to be fun and all about texture!!!!!|
The weather here is pretty crazy - got really windy the other day and stormy. Some tree branches even came down. The temperature must have dropped like 10 degrees in a matter of a half an hour. Pretty scary.
One of the things I love is that everyone lives so close to each other. You go out for dinner - you just walk around the corner. It is great!!!! I could live here if I could find a house with a fabulous porch. And the house prices - CHEAP!!!!!!
I am NOT the only crazy person out there with the Row by Row. Here is the latest update. Thanks again to all those other crazy ladies out there. I appreciate you picking these up for me.
Sew Crafty - Rideau Ferry,
Wilton Creek Fabrics - Harrowsmith,
The Quilting Trunk - Dryden
Fabric Fusion - Dryden
Flair With Fabrics - Chesterville,
Fun With Stitches - Belleville,
On that note - I better get myself going for the day.
Have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!