Here are the takers, from left to right: Karin of Leigh Laurel Studios, Terri of Childlike Fascination, Chelsea of Patch the Giraffe, me (I’m having way more fun than my lame smile would suggest), Sarah of Smiles Too Loudly, and Jen of Never Just Jennifer.
|As fellow quilters and bloggers, these people get me! I loved our day together!|
Fueled by a preshopping lunch and quilty conversation, we descended on Keepsake. I’m sure the potential for fabric enabling is not lost on you. It’s one thing to be set loose in such a shop by yourself, but when you have an additional five pairs of eyes perusing the bolts with you, the purchasing possibilities skyrocket.
I bought these fabric selections just because I liked them ...
|From left to right: More Hearty Good Wishes (Janet Clare/Moda), Sunnyside |
(Kate Spain/Moda), Low Country Indigo (Nancy Gere/Windham), Wildflowers
And others because they were on sale and too lovely (and too hard to find elsewhere) to pass up ...
|I’m planning a Bonnie and Camille quilt of epic proportions. This pink Scrumptious |
print and this red Vintage Modern print will be put to good use.
The highlight, however, was when Sarah found some PB&J for me (see my previous musings on the wonders of PB&J here and here). The discovery caused me to jump up and down, a reaction witnessed by more than a few Keepsake employees and shoppers.
|I adore Basic Grey’s PB&J. I scored 3 yards of the top fabric and 1 yard of the |
yellow at Keepsake. Sarah swapped the navy with me. Love!
But the day was not all shopping and eating and entertainment (i.e., me spontaneously jumping around the store). It was also educational. Random topics of conversation included but were not limited to: black holes, the rigors of ROTC training, and the little arrow next to the gas gauge on recent-model cars that indicates where the gas tank is located. (Terri, I will forever be indebted to you for that last bit of knowledge!)
Fabric shopping is always fun, but fabric shopping with smart and talented quilty friends is crazy, crazy fun. I can’t wait to plot more adventures. (BTW: If you live in New England and want to be informed of future meet-ups, follow me on Instagram. That’s where I’ll post details.)
Linking up to Sunday Stash, Sew Cute Tuesday, Let’s Bee Social , and Needle and Thread Thursday ...