Thursday, August 13, 2009

Some stitching, shopping.....

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I had a busy day doing housework. It was a very hot, humid day again. I just hate the humidity. I don't do very well when it's so hot. I can't wait until fall is here. I did do a bit of shopping, after all the work I did. I thought I deserved it. So, my daughter and I went to a few quilt shops.

I bought some patterns that I just love. I had seen the Cider Mill Road pattern book on Jaybird Quilts, she had been working on some of the projects in the book and I just loved them. I remembered seeing this book at one of the local quilt shops, so I went and picked it up. It was there last copy and it was on sale. I was very happy. I also loved the little pincushion patterns "Schnibbles". These are so cute, and a good way to use up small scraps.
I then bought some Kansas Troubles to add to my collection. I plan to make a quilt with these in the near future. I also bought a bundle of fabrics that I want to use for my mini quilt swap. I had bought different fabric for it...but just couldn't get inspired to use it. So I bought something different. I also needed a few pale greens, so I got 2 fat quarters of that.
The night before last, my husband and I went to Chapters to look around and I bought an Australian Country Threads magazine "Stitchery edition" and a book called "Quilting for the first time". I just love the projects in this issue of Australian Country Threads. The quilting book has some cute projects in it, and a lot of really good tips. Even though I've done a lot of quilting, I've never taken any sewing or quilting classes. So, I still need tips to help me get through some issues.I've also been working on the second block of the Shabby Roses BOM. I'm almost done. Hopefully I will be done tomorrow. I'd like to get caught up on these blocks. I have block 3 ready to be stitched. I love these and can't wait to have them all done.Well, as you can see I've spent a lot of money and didn't finish any projects. Oh well!! I worked hard. So there....I hope you all have a great night. I have to work in the morning, so that's all for now.


Happy Stitching!!

Ariane :o)

8 comments:

Jeannette said...

I love your blog Ariane, what a lovely shopping trip

Barb said...

What great buys...the fabric is wonderful

Quilter Kathy said...

That is quite successful shopping trip!
Love your "shabby" blocks!

a good yarn said...

Great buys, Ariane. Plenty to keep you busy. Your Shabby Roses BOMs are delightful. Ann :)

Michelle said...

Looks like you have been having lots of fun. It will be great to see the Shabby Roses block and the other things you make with your new fabric.

Annette said...

Beautiful fabrics. I love how your Shappy Roses block is coming. Gorgeous!

jaybird said...

glad you got the book.. its a great one!

Valerie said...

I have to ask - where is your local quilt store? I'm also in Eastern Ontario, and if I have to spend one more minute at Fabricland I'm going to cry... ;)