Wednesday, November 15, 2006

From cheery to dreary!


Who could resist traveling with such a great crew? (From the left, Laura, Kathy, Patti, Marguerite, Jan, and our hostess, Melanie.) Picture was taken on the lanai at Melanie's home in Florida. We all flew in to participate in a shop hop called, "The Flamingo Trot". Needless to say, a great time was had by all. Now, we are all back in our appointed locations, and I don't know about Kathy or Jan's locations, but it is dark and dreary and raining here for me!

Because I was afraid there might be a worldwide shortage of cotton fabrics, which might limit my ability to create the quilts running around my brain cells, I was a good participant. I purchased the shop hop blocks at each location, and sufficient fabrics to create a lovely remembrance of the trip. Might be enough in that stack to cover my mini-van.

Being the great American that I am, I contributed to the economy by selecting additional fabrics for some other projects. In one case, I found a fabric that I couldn't live without, and thought how lovely it would be to pick up the rose trim on tea pots and tea cups in the print for applique. I selected some fabrics in a color run of reds, and a couple sage greens, light and dark, for stems and leaves. I reasoned that I probably have suitable patterns in my collection to follow through with the project in my imagination. At the next shop, I found an applique pattern that I walked by and examined at least six times. Finally, I was compelled to purchase it, because, of course, I already have the fabrics for it! Am I lucky, or what?

Next post, I'll make you drool with a display of my fabrics, and some additional snapshots, "on location."

6 comments:

Angie said...

It looks (from the picture) and sounds like you had entirely too much fun, girlfriend!!! But I am so very proud of you for supporting the economy! A girl after my own heart!!! LOL And I know that I will be drooling when you get those pictures of your "haul" up!! :)
Angie
www.threadcatcher.blogspot.com

Patti said...

I can hardly wait to hear about the next trip when you pick up the tea pot and teacups LOL! So sorry - I just couldn't resist. You sound so VERY much like me! We quilters seems to be able to justify every fabric expense, no matter how much we have at home! :-)

Glad you had such a good time!

anne bebbington said...

How very public spirited of you - it's a dirty job but somebody has to do it :o)

Dawn said...

Oh I knew you wouldn't disappoint us and not buy goodies! The picture of you all looks wonderful! So relaxing and sunny. Yes it is grey and yuck here too!

I can't wait to see pics of fabrics!!!

Lisa D. said...

I'm so proud of you for fueling the local economy. I'm sure you got some great stuff - can't wait to see your pictures!

Screen Door said...

Beautiful Fabrics - they look like Florida - what memories...