Saturday, March 07, 2009

Wow what a day!

My friend Lynn and I had a fun day. We have been so busy that we haven't had time to really do much this past year. Today we went out for lunch at this "dive" in Wisconsin and had the most awesome catfish lunch! Then she took us to a sewing store that has been around for ages, but we thought it was a sewing machine store - we never knew it had quilting stuff. One of the ladies had done a program at our guild Wednesday night (I didn't go as I was just starting to feel better) and Lynn said the talk was on this really fun ruler called "The X Block Ruler". They ran out of rulers for sale at guild so we drove up there for Lynn to get one. Well baby, did we hit a jackpot! It was big - and had such a great selection of fabrics. A little of everything. Needless to say my no spending thought became only a thought! I found these 2 awesome black fabrics and a zipper with a ball pull for my sewing kit I'm working on. I am always on the lookout for great black fabrics.

And we found this really fun coffee fabric for a project we had talked about on the way up, and low and behold the shop had the pattern. So we HAD to buy fabric and the pattern. I won't show you what the pattern is - we are woking on it tomorrow so you'll see! And I found this bike quilt wall hanging pattern I had seen this last fall and didn't buy it. I"ve been wanting it ever since. Well they had it, so I had to get that too!

Then I also got the cat/fish pattern for a friend who just had surgery, I"m going to mail it for a fun surprise in the mail. And also got this pattern (with ruler in the bag) from Lynn as a gift for my bday. Oh also picked up the magazine "Bags, Pillows and Pincushions". Laurie Simpson and Polly Minick have a really cool idea in it for adding store bought crocheted lace to pillow cases, and Lynda Hall has a fun pin cushion box in it (Go to The Keeping Room to see it). So that came home with me also!

Wheh - what a fun day after being home sick for weeks! And tomorrow Lynn and I are making a quick but fun project!!!!

7 comments from wonderful readers:

janet said...

what a shopping trip! The stars must have been aligned for you. I love the pattern for the bike wall quilt.

Jan said...

That is what I call hitting the jackpot! Wonder who the Cat/fish pattern is for, hmmmm. What a fun day. Glad you are feeling better.

tami said...

Wow! That sounds like such a great day. So much fun.

Libby said...

Oh what a fun day . . . . can't wait to see what you girls make with your quick/fun project.

MARCIE said...

Wow-those are great looking pillows in that book! How nice to have a chance to go play with a friend!

Wendy said...

Oh my it looks like a fun day of shopping. That pillowcase book looks very interesting.

Judy said...

Excellent finds!!