..... QUILTING FOREVER, HOUSEWORK WHENEVER .....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Been away again...

 We went to visit Mr & Mrs Farmer in Wisconsin Cheese Country! We had a wonderful visit, and once again DD1 surprized me with some quilty thrift store finds!!!

Fabrics! Measuring scrap size to 3/4yd...
 Patterns at 50% off last marked price...
 Books also at 50% off last marked price...
  Lucky me!

DD1 also took me to several quilt 
shops in the area... 8-)

Here are the 2 greens I bought at Brubaker Sewing & Furniture. They are to go with 
these other fabrics to make a baby boy quilt, 
in case our grandchild is a boy... 
blue, green, orange, yellow... 
 DD2 picked the full green to use in the quilt, and I may use the print for the applique...?

 At the "Sew'n Sew" Quilt Shop 
I bought this T-Shirt...
 These prints...
 These Fat Quarters...
 ...And the zipper pattern. The zippers and the long needles I got at a very "cheep, cheep" shop that DD1 showed me...
 I was amazed that the quilt shops were all found on the back roads around there, on private home properties! Love it! One place we stopped in sold quilts, no fabrics. It was an Amish Homestead. Beautiful quilts!!

DD1 also took me to one of her favorite thrift stores where we filled a paper bag full, and I do mean full, of gently used baby clothes for $5.00!!! WOW!

Can you believe I didn't take one photo during the whole time away!?!

Hope you have all been well!
Myra

11 comments:

Narelle said...

When your post appeared in my Reader list my first thought was baby news! :)
This comes a close second with all those gorgeous fabrics coming to live with you and lovely patterns and books ... just love the t-shirt!

corina said...

You did well! Love the turtle fabric and looking forward to seeing some zipper creations!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Only 8 more days until your grandchild is due...how exciting. Looks like you had a great visit and so much great loot!

Anonymous said...

Good for Leah taking you touring and showing you a few things, I am so happy for you. Sounds like a few gems Myra. No I can not believe you didn't take any pictures. Ah well, I like that you showed us your goodies you brought home though! You sure have a lot of projects to finish up! You will never be bored!

WK

Guðrún said...

I am green with envy, what a bargain, books, fabrics etc..

Annemiek said...

Hope you'll have the time to play with all of your purchases once the baby is born :) Sounds like you had a great day! Wishing you and the mother-to-be all the best and hope all goes well. Exciting!!!

Peg said...

Great buys - wonderful trip!

Ellen said...

Sounds like you had a great visit!

Brenda said...

I am glad you found your way back!!! Sounds like fun! And I found a baby quilt that I thought would work for both sexes, thought of you, and now I am working on remembering WHERE I saw it!!!
When it comes to me, and it had better..... I will let you know!!!

snowlady said...

Lucky you! Congrats on your new grandchild arriving soon.
Check out my blog I'm having a giveaway.

Kelli said...

Love the shirt! :) I am a new follower to your blog. Found it through Slow Poke Quilters. Love the turtle fabric. And the thrift store finds. My MIL found a whole bolt of quilting cotton for me in a thrift store for $5! I think I need to do more thrifting! Take Care! :)