Sunday, April 17, 2011

Damage report

As I mentioned yesterday, my sister and I went shopping - in just about the nastiest, wet weather I have ever encountered.  It was a good day to be a duck and that is just about it!  We went to Joann's, a couple of thrift stores and my favorite quilt shop.  I couldn't find any white ironstone at the thrift stores and I am being very selective about what I drag into the house so that was a bust.  We did, however, score big at Joann's and were there for hours.  Everything I purchased was at least 50% off so the "hunt" was fun and the sales transaction didn't make me clutch my chest.

See the pattern on the far right?  I am going to make my great-nieces dresses for their birthdays in May.  I found lots of clearance items for Hazelnut Deux and found some colored needles which will, I hope, mean I don't loose them as easily.

I picked up a few pieces that I needed at Burkholder's.  It always seems that I don't have the fabric I need in my stash.  (That is my story and I am sticking to it!)  The two pieces on top are to finish the Mother's Day gift I started for my mom.  The back piece is a beautiful piece of Moda that is sort of eggplant/dark plum.  I have no idea when or where I am going to use it but it was on clearance and it called my name.

Today I am pulling together more scraps and old pieces of fabric to make more pillow covers for my living room.  I decided to raw edge appliqué one of them so as soon as I have it all stitched together I will share photos.  This may take a while because I am appliqué challenged!


  1. Gorgeous haul and even better that most of it was on sale. I've found with op shopping it's either feast or famine.

    Love the Moda and dot fabrics!

    There's nothing like getting sewing bargains is there?

  2. looks like the rainy day trip really paid off! Great haul :)

  3. Wow I wish we had sales like that here, what a fabulous haul you have there.

  4. Sounds like you had a good time to me!


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