Monday, April 26, 2010

Fabric Shopping & Fun Mail

My sister and I went fabric shopping this morning. I have been wanting to go down to Intercourse to Zook's for awhile now, so we finally got time to go this morning. I will just say that that place is heaven on earth when it is not quilt show weekend. My sister and I pretty much had the store to ourselves except for like 3 or so other people. Absolutely wonderful. I went looking for some fabrics for my online quilting bee I am apart of: New Kids on the Block Quilting Bee My month to be the host is May, so I need to have my fabric out in the mail by May 1st.
We managed to go to an Amish stand to buy some flowers on the way to the next fabric store. Our mom told us about this one fabric store called Obies that it is wall to wall, floor to ceiling full of fabric with hardly any room to walk in the actual store. So we decided today would be a good day to check that out. We weren't that impressed. It wasn't even enjoyable to walk around in there and the prices were about as good as anywhere else, so to me (and it's just my opinion) it wasn't worth the fuss. Anyway...after we were there we headed to Sauder's. I found some cute fabric to make the girls something for their adoption party this Sunday (ambitious...I think so, but I really want to make them something for the party). I think I am going to make a pillowcase dress for the little one and a twirly skirt for T.
When we got home my husband got the mail, and to my surprise my mini coin quilt from my swap partner from the Mini QT Swap had come today. I was sooo excited! I think it is just darling! My partner is Wendy from England. What a treat it was to open the little bundle today. She went on the what I had told her about my kitchen-that it is maroon/goldish yellow/siege green. Not only did she send the cutest mini quilt, but she sent a pack of sunflower seeds, sunflower napkins and chocolate that I am going to save for one of those days I just need a little pick-me-up. What a good day I have had today!!!


  1. Beautiful fabrics! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with them. Any suggestions of what I could make with my daughters favorite dress that now has a hole in it...t-shirt type fabric. I hate to throw it away as it's peach with butterflies and she just loves it!

  2. I love the fabrics in the first two pictures, especially the one with all green tear-shaped pattern thing in the second one. very fun! very modern!