Monday, May 25, 2009

Another BIG City Shopping Trip

I ‘needed’ a few things and hadn’t been to my 65 mile away LQS for quite a while, so we decided to go for a drive on Saturday. Sam dropped me off while he went to the book store. Thank goodness for Chapters, only a couple of blocks away.

I managed to do quite a bit of damage to my pocket book in a very short period of time. We arrived just after it opened so I was able to browse to my heart’s content.

I was looking for some Amy Butler fabric for a swap gift and was able to find what I needed straight away and without too much fuss.

DSCN0468I also bought two purse patterns. The first is a Melly & Me pattern by Rosalie Quinlan and Melanie Hurlston and...DSCN0467the second is a real cutie from Quilt Plus.

DSCN0472I couldn’t live without this redwork “Winter Wonderland’ sampler pattern from Crabapple Hill.

DSCN0466I needed a black and a red permanent pen so I picked up one of each along with some flower head flat pins, a seam ripper and some Jeana Kimball straw needles for needle turn appliqué.

DSCN0470One of the gals in our stitching group is having a birthday this week and I picked up a pair of scissors for her to include with her other gifts.

DSCN0471And last but certainly not least, I found a copy of Quilts, an Australian quilting magazine featuring Lurline and Robyn, two great gals whose blogs I read on a regular basis.

DSCN0465I certainly did my part to help stimulate the economy on this trip. Sam didn’t do too badly in Chapters either!

Yesterday I spent from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. working in our perennial gardens. I was literally exhausted when I was done and for the first time in a long while, I needed an afternoon nap. Later today I’ll try to get some photos of our Spring gardens.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren

12 comments:

Stina said...

Ahhh... what a lovely day spent shopping!!! Think you did good!! lol... Im so envy of you.. to be able to buy just ONE pigma pen...not a whole pack... aarggh...

Hurray to shopping!!! :o)))

Carla said...

Looks like you had a great time! Love that green fabric and the bags patterns look yummy. Can't wait to see them done up.

Janet said...

Now that's what I call a good shopping trip, you have to make it worthwhile. Fancy finding the Down Under Quilts magazine.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love all of your purchases!

Lurline said...

Kaaren, as I was reading I was going to scold you for being so naughty - then when I got to the end I thought 'hope you enjoy'! It's a small world after all!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Darlene said...

That's my kind of shopping - a little of this and a little of that and then you have a sack full of fun.

Stephanie said...

Lots of goodness there! I love Melly and Me, everything they do. Have you seen the redwork pattern that is a tea themed one? Oh my goodness...if I only did stitchery. The Christmas one is awesome too.

Candace said...

Yippee - you can join the rest of us who are making Winter Wonderland! Meg Hawkey lives in WA state and we drive by her place every time we visit the Squash House, Kaaren! I hope to take a class from her next year when she resumes teaching.
Looks like you picke up a lot of wonderful goodies! I also hope we get to see some photos of your perennials!
Cheers!

Linda said...

Hi Kaaren, looks like you had a busy day. Love all your finds

Rumi said...

What a fun shopping trip. Especially love the Winter Wonderland stitchery. Lovely!

Sherri said...

Seems we have that in common too...I'm also 65 miles away from any LQS's...so I know how great it is to be able to get to one! I love my Clover Seam Ripper...not that I like to have to use it...but it's better than any seam ripper I've ever had! Great goodies!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have those scissors, they are nice. Good stuff there. I want some of it.