Unexpected Finds

I recently returned from a trip to Chicago to help my daughter and family settle into a new area. The nature of the trip wasn’t going to allow for any quilt shop visits so I went prepared with my own projects.

I brought this bag of goodies for me to work on during down times: Specifics here:DSCN3995 (800x600)Let’s just say there were no down times. I did try to sketch on the trip back, but I couldn’t draw a straight line to save my life in the truck. Imagine that!

I did spend a little time working on this:

P1190385 (800x600)I have carpel tunnel so I can only do hand work for a short period of time. I do use both hands when I embroidery and I should have switched to just using my left hand at the start so I could have worked longer.

On the way home Greg suggested I look up quilt shops in the areas we would be traveling through so we could stop. I wasn’t going to ask, we were very tired, had a long ways to go and he had to go to work in the morning. Since he offered…..

I found Sew Much More in Normal, Illinois. It wasn’t very large but I found several things I liked, some of which I left on the shelf. 🙁 When will I learn to not second guess my purchases. Now I wished a fat quarter bundle had also come home with me.

I am in love with this fabric and I plan to make a tote for work with it:

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As we were headed back to the highway, we stopped for lunch just down the street and wouldn’t you know it, there was another quilt/fabric shop. So what is a quilter to do?

So in the Sewing Studio, I discovered these finds:P1190400 (800x600)

The yardage was on sale for 1/2 price and the brown and pink will be a perfect backing for this quilt:

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Now to get working on my May projects before I head back to work on Monday.

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • Sandi Colwell

    What a nice hubby! Glad you got to stop…twice! Enjoy your purchases.