Sunday, March 2, 2008

Shop Hop Confessions




Ok. It was just too much for me. I was not able to resist the Atlanta Shop Hop. Thursday afternoon on my way home from school, I stopped at my local shop, Stitch 'N Quilt. I got my passport stamped and looked at the neutral fabrics. Sandy was working that day. It was a treat to visit with her. Friday after a super day at school, I decided to travel to Sweet Home Quilt Company in Conyers. It took me almost an hour and a half driving from work to the shop. I forget that my new school is "out there". The shop was worth every minute of the drive. Melisa, the shop owner, has THE best taste in fabric. I could have purchased lots and lots of yardage. I did purchase only those things on my list. I bought 4 different one  yard and a fourth cuts of flannel for Sarah's rag quilt. I had them cut FQ's of four neutral fabrics for the neutral quilt that I am making for Janice, my sister-in-law for Christmas. So that was 5 yards for flannel and 1 yard of neutrals. I was also able to pick up the Stitchery block-of-the month that I am participating in. I have never done stitchery. This BOM will be new learning for me. It will also give me a hand project. Saturday since we were so close to Little Quilts, we took a quick detour after the workshop. There were lots of temptation waiting for us there. I found some brown textured fabric for the stars on Janice's neutral quilt. I've been looking for the right fabric and felt fortunate to find this. I picked up two neutral FQ's and black DMC floss for the stitchery kit. That's a total of 2 yards from Little Quilts.

I did bust some stash this week. The first grade teachers asked for fabric and batting donations for a project. I brought 6 yards from my stash. Gone!

3 comments:

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

They say that confession is good for the soul...feel better now?

It was sooo good to see you Friday. I know what a huge effort it was for you to drive down to see us, and I really appreciate that! Thanks, too, for the compliments on the shop. You know I just buy what I like and hope someone else likes it enough to buy it!

Don't stay away so long next time!

--Melisa

Mary said...

I never did the Atlanta area shop hop but Tiny Stitches and Little Quilts were my local shops and I miss them!

Gretchen said...

Wow Becky! I am impressed with your willpower!!! Now you have to see Melisa every month to get your stitchery LOL! Hope to see you soon. Gretch