Friday, February 27, 2009

I had a great day!

Today Debbie and I took the ferry to VT. After a short Doctors visit we went shopping. It was very windy and rained most of the day. In the back of my mind I kept thinking about that 10 or12 minute ferry ride back to NY. I didn't let it stop me though. Our first stop was to Jo-Anns where I made my first and very expensive purchase of one DMC floss. Price .35 cents. I was most excited to find this floss. The town I live in is not very big. Our Jo-Anns closed a few years ago. We have a Michaels store. (they have been out of this floss for quite awhile). This floss has been holding up a project, now I have no excuse.


Next we went to Yankee Pride Quilt Shop. This shop is lovely. It has new owners and they have a wonderful selection of all types of fabrics. I really didn't need anything special. As I looked around I heard some fabric calling me. I turned and there was Charisma by Chez Moi for Moda. This is what I bought for I don't know what. I guess for my stash. I love it!

I also purchased some background fabrics and another piece of fabric for My Journey of a Quilter quilt by Leanne Beasley that I want to make this year.


After shopping we had lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. Then it was home because of the weather. The ride home was very smooth.
I have been looking for buttons for a stitchery project that I am doing . Debbie found them for me in her button jar. Now I can finish that project.


When I returned home my mail had arrived. In the mail was a piece of fabric from Primitive Gatherings. With the following not enclosed. Thanks goodness some people do these BOM's. I am so far behind on mine. The fabric will be discontinued before I get to it.




In another package was an over dyed floss to do another project. I love to cross stitch. I have only done a small amount of it since I started quilting. This is a project that I would like to start in the near future. I find that cross stitch is much harder on my eyes that it used to be. Maybe I should see the eye doctor. Yes, that it probably a good idea.




Also in the mail today was the second BOM of Autumn House by Anne Sutton from The Fat Quarter Shop. Now I haven't started the first block yet but....... I know ...





This little Easter kit also arrived today. It is stitched on perforated paper. I shouldn't have too many problems with this project other that getting it started and finished before Easter. No problem?!



Now you see why I had a great day. How was yours? I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I will chat again soon.
Pat






21 comments:

Lorraine said...

sounds like a great day! Love the Anne Sutton BOM.....will I go over to the FQS and sign up....???? damn this internet...LOL...I have so many BOMs sitting there in their little packets waiting for me to get to....if there are pieces of fabric missing/short I will be able to look for it under "vintage" in my LPS!

Vickie E said...

oooh I can't wait to see these projects sewn up!

Screen Door said...

SOunds like a perfect day to me...great purchases. Sinces I've started a little embroidery here and there again---when probably the last time prior to this was 1990--- I realized that I failed to appreciate the luxury of having DMC floss close at hand :(. Now-- no one in town carries it. I should have appreciated it more.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh, it so fun planning...isn't it? Sometimes I find myself sleepless at night thinking about what project I am going to work on next. Looks like you had fun!

Angie said...

Hey Pat! Long time, no read! :)

I remember going craft shopping in P'burgh when I was there. You've got some great projects in the works.

I'm headed to Joann's today to get some floss myself!

Have a great day -- stay warm!!

Karen said...

I would love to see a photo of the ferry sometime!
Oh, your mail has been so exciting. I have complained every day this week to my husband that our mail has been so boring. Not a quilt magazine, fabric, or anything interesting. I am waiting on two packages of fabric to come.
I have enjoyed seeing all your future projects!

Kaaren said...

Your day sounds as great as mine was...SHOPPING! I love the Yankee Pride shop. I was there last year when I went to the Vermont Quilt Festival for the first time. I didn't know the shop had changed hands.

Thanks also for the kinds comments on my purse. They mean a lot.

Looks like you're going to be one busy lady with all the projects you're working on. never a dull moment, huh?

Angie said...

I just blogged about going to Joann's today. (you inspired me!)

I was telling Mark that if we wind up coming back up to Plattsburgh in the near future (Grammy is not doing well) I want to spend a little time at the Yankee Pride Shop. It sounds like my kinda place! :)

Stina said...

What a trip you two had!!! And yes please show photos from the ferry ride some day!!! You have a lot of fun to start on ...new BOM...cross stitch...and the little Easter kit... LOVELY!!! :o)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW you had a great day with all kinds of goodies!! Cant beat that.

Christine said...

What a nice little day you had Pat.

Too bad I'm way on the other side of North America cause I'd love to hang out with you and shop.

I have a pile of Chez Moi waiting for me. I'm just finishing up a Yuletide Blessing quilt top. I have a pile of Bunny Hill patterns calling me. I am slowly working on my Journey of a Quilter and I think of you often now that I am back into my Scrumptious quilt. Are you working on yours?

I think our stash piles must look very similar :-)

Have a great day.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Pat what a great day you had...good purchases and lots of inspiration in the post..

Darlene said...

WOW, you did have a wonderful day. So many wonderful goodies and treasures and a day with a friend. Quite blissful in my opinion. :-)

Jacquelynne said...

What wonderful goodies- no wonder you had a great day! I am excited for you! I guess you will be very busy working on all of those projects- I am sure they will each be fabulous!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Pat,
I'm sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you. The bunny that I painted brown I had bought, he seems like he would be easy to make though:) Have a great day!
Rondell

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks like some great retail therapy! Gotta ask though..what did you buy for 0.02! What could a shop sell for so little! :o)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! It looks like you had some pretty darn awesome retail therapy! I'm seeing more and more cross-stitch pop up on the blogs -- it must be staging a comeback LOL!

Carole said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! I didn't know Yankee Pride changed owners! Wow, Judy was the one that gave me the bug to quilt! I've known her since she was at the Mill in Winouski! Keep well!

Cheryl said...

Sounds like the perfect day to me!!! Shopping with a friend and wonderful mail waiting for you!
You have some great projects in your future!!

Solstitches said...

Now that is my kind of day and it must have been all the better for spending it with Debbie.
Wow, so many projects lined up.
You are going to be sooooooo busy!

clare said...

No wonder you had such a good day getting mail like that .Lovely fabric .
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