Thank you, my friends for all your well wishes, thoughts and prayers. They mean the world to me.
Bright and early this morning I went for my pre-op blood work and ekg and now I’m just counting the hours until Wednesday. I can’t wait until this is all over so I can deal with whatever is waiting for me down the line.
I was out of the hospital by 9 a.m. and before I knew it, we were heading up the road to Avonport, our ‘local’ quilt shop about 60 miles away which I spoke about HERE. Mr. Painted Quilt decided that I needed some serious retail therapy to take my mind off things and who was I to refuse an offer like that!
I purchased over 25 meters (39 inches = 1 meter) of Civil War reproduction fabric for under $75. The fabric I selected was in their ‘reduced’ bin and was priced at $3 per meter . Every bolt of fabric that they stock is of quilt shop quality and brand name. The ones I purchased were from lines designed by Julie Rothermel for Windham and Nancy Gere for Marcus.
I also bought 5 meters of the fabric pictured below to use as backing for a ‘future’ quilt. At $2 per meter, it had to come home with me.
The price was right so these two packs of charm squares made their way into my shopping cart as well.
Avonport Discount Fabrics has a supply of notions and quilting supplies second to none. I picked up some extra bobbins for my Bernina and another donut bobbin saver. If there’s one thing I hate it’s having to wind a bunch of bobbins while I’m in the middle of piecing so I try to prepare a whole bunch in advance. I also bought some glass headed quilting pins which I’ve wanted for a long time.
Mr. PQ was right…there’s nothing like a little retail therapy to warm the soul…and so much better than chicken soup…right?