Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I seem to be in a slump...

about blogging...  Not a whole lot of sewing is happening here at the moment.  I do have a baby quilt due in less than 3 weeks and I am starting over.  The first one is not right for a few reasons. And I don't have fabric pulled for the new one so I am really behind..  I did finish my StLMQG solids challenge..  want to see?

What do you think?  Oh...yea...that's the back..lol  Sorry...not showing the front until after the big reveal at the meeting June 11th.. 

And did I show these already?  Can't remember and I'm too rushed,tired,busy, lazy to search the blog.  These are two of my charity blocks for the StLMQG ..  I think they are due in July so might make two more...




Yesterday 2 friends and I took off on a little road trip.   First stop was Material Girl in Centralia. (no website, so I linked to FB)  What a nice store to find in a small town.  All new fabrics, loads of precuts and easy to find.   Beverly (no blog) was nice enough to point out a stack of Sherbet Pips.... and as I was oohing and ahing over it the owner asked if I had a pattern in mind..  Nope...just collecting...  So she whips out a piece of scrap paper and proceeds to draw what she plans to do with the collection.  hm...that was nice..  So then I told her I won 1/2 a layer cake from Aneela Hoey herself and wondered what to do with it.. so the owner proceeds to draw out another quilt block and shows me how it would look... amazing!  I have both designs now and as soon as I have some sewing time I plan to work on it...

 I then bought these to add to my stash...

Sherbit Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda
We got some back road directions and headed to Columbia to Satin Stitches..   I really like this shop.  She carries tons of fabrics and 4 tables packed with fq's..  Lots of black/whites which are hard to find around my town, tons of brights, a whole section of panels and also carries tons of machine embroidery thread, designs and supplies...

I bought this...
Dilly Dally by Me and My Sister
I already have a plan for it... i need to put a post it note on it with my plan cause by the time I get to it I will have forgotten it...

Then off to lunch where we all had the best sweet potato fries... and we headed up to Appletree Quilt Shop ..  Bev was on the hunt for a certain fabric and they had it...   Sticker Shock... Fabric was $10.00/yard and we even saw some for $11.00/yard..  This sewing stuff is getting to be expensive...

Well, I am off to hopefully update the "other house blog"..  We stopped there on the way home as I forgot "something" that was hanging in the closet...  and Beverly spotted the perfect place for a long arm in the BASR* ,.,,,

Nancy


*big as* sewing room

12 comments:

Jackie Russell said...

I can't wait to see your quilt next week. I work in Columbia and Satin Stitches is one of my favorite quilt shops. Great prices and selection. Appletree quilting not so much as you stated I can buy fabric on line and pay for shipping cheaper then buying from them.

Diane said...

I can't wait to see your solids challenge!

Quiet Quilter said...

I have been in a slump about blogging also...in my case it is the weather..too nice to stay inside, and also the fact that Blogger has been really weird the last few weeks....makes me wonder about looking into some other blogging sites....but then I'm not ready for that either....

Brenda said...

I live in this area & had no idea there was a shop in Centralia. So now I'm on the search to find out more :).
I agree with your comments on the other 2 shops in CoMo. I had a really rotten experience at Appletree when I took a quilt in for advice on border fabric. The rude remarks absolutely floored my DH and he was ready to walk out the door. They also don't seem to care for children in their shop.
Next time you're up this way, drive a little further to Brunswick & visit Sew Sweet Quilt Shop. They are THE nicest people :)

Splendorfalls said...

Well the back looks great Nancy! Way to go! He he! Can't wait to see the front!

Is it the yellow brick road baby blanket you are stopping?

You should totally make more charity blocks; more chances to win a gift certificate!

Anonymous said...

Seriously fun day yesterday! Your sewing room is an amazing space and yes, its the perfect place for a new long arm...and since your leaving me behind and moving out to the sticks, you would really LOVE having a long arm to finish your quilts!
Your sewing room has a ton of possibilities!
Bev

Pat said...

hahahaha...since I read you on FB, I know what you forgot at the other house. :) You had a fun day with your friends, and that is very nice. Fabric is getting really costly....*sigh*.......and I'm sure once the prices go up, they aren't going to come down again. :(

Lorraine said...

Not bad for someone in a slump...LOL...always good to have road trips to quilt shops for inspiration. Sticker shock at $10/11 a yard?? You would have a heart attack if you had to buy the same fabric here for $24 a metre! (which at today's conversion rate is $US25.44)......prices went up when our dollar was down against the $US...and they have never come down!

Miss Nancy said...

What slump?? I don't see a slump! You are out getting inspiration and some great shops. I think your challenge quilt will be great compared to mine. Look forward to seeing it.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

i love that pink fabric with the squares.

kelly

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Nancy,
You are doing better than me...I cannot seem to do the blog at the moment...doesn't help that I cannot figure out the new system on this machine as far as photos go grrrr :)
hugs, Sharon

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nancy, I'm the same at this time about blogging. It seems all I do is make little girls dresses to sale in the shop coming up this weekend, no fun sewing. I can't wait to see your solid quilt top. Fabric and everything else is getting out of control. We need a raise....