Sunday, March 25, 2012

Winter is Over

I know the calendar says spring, but here in the Pacific NW it has been anything but.  I've scraped my car windows this past week, slipped and fell down the front stairs off a frozen step and I've had to mow my lawn. I've even been quilting winter quilts!
I love this block.

The whole quilt is just too darn cute, but alas, it must get boxed up and shipped back to its rightful owner. ;-(

Shop Hop was fun, we had great weather and I stuck to my plan. I bought some batiks to make a few gifts. I haven't worked with batiks much and always say I don't even have them in my sewing room. Here are my purchases for the day.

I like to make sure I spend some money in every store that I visit. Funny how that only relates to quilt shops! Seriously, the shop owners and staff go to great lengths to welcome us to their home away from home. By the time they get everything together for the shop hop, they must be exhausted! And then they open their doors and hundreds, if not thousands, show up to see what's new and exciting in all the shops in their area.
Since I was on a mission with a purpose, I came home and washed all my goodies. Then I pressed them, and then I looked to see if I had any other batiks that would work, as I knew there were a couple of pieces in my stash  resource room. Yeah, I had a piece or two.
Some of these pieces are 2 - 3 yards. I wonder who tucked those away in my sewing room?

I woke up Saturday with a horrible cold, I couldn't swallow and then my nose has not stopped dripping. I'm achy and tired and am going to hit the couch, so I can finish Block #25 for my BTCT. 


Lori said...

I'm glad you weren't sick before the shop hop!! Get well soon!!

Exuberant Color said...

It sounds like you had a great time. I think you will like working with batiks. the seams press so beautifully.

Louise said...

Sounds like you had a grand time. Like you I appreciate quiltshop owners and what they go through to provide a good shop hop. Looks like quite a few bolts fell off the shelves and I am so glad you were there to catch them!
Get well soon! The "dowry quilt" just had the last stitch put in the binding and tomorrow will get a label....big smile here.

Janet O. said...

Such a cute snowman quilt!
I used to wonder what all the fuss was about in regards to batiks. Now I love them!
Love the ones you have chosen--and those are some pretty nice pieces the elves have added to your stash, when you weren't looking!

Nancy said...

This quilt looks a lot like the T shirt quilt I made for my HD - Really cute.
Glad you were able to make Shop Hop and hope you feel better soon.

Mimi said...

Those batiks look like the kind I would buy. Good choices. Have fun stitching and feel better.

Sharon said...

Sounds like you had fun on the Shop Hop. I agree with you - I try to spend a little something at every shop too, for the same reasons.

Ooooo, could you give the "batik elves" my address too? Great stash, uh, resource! I think you'll like the batiks. I like that most of them are pretty much 2-sided. You've got some great colors there.

Hope you're feeling better by now. I'm not looking forward to allergy weather (Spring) which, in spite of the cold, is already starting. Anyway, I hope you're better!