Yesterday, my friends Diane, Julia and I went shopping! If your immediate reaction was, “Oh, oh!”, then you’re absolutely right! Today, our wallets are much skinnier than they were when we started out. You see, the three of us have three things in common…quilting, hooking and the love of antiques!
Need I say more?
Our first stop was our local quilt shop, a short 65 miles away. I really had no intention of buying any fabric but I just couldn’t resist the prices of these Civil War and reproduction fabrics.
My poor studio is a mess because I’ve just been piling stuff in there rather than putting things away. I am hoping to start piecing a nine patch quilt tomorrow and if I can stay focused, I would like to finish the top before my biopsy surgery on Wednesday. I am soooooo longing to sit at my machine once again.
After a wonderful lunch beside the water, we then made our way to our favorite antique shop. Insert another, “Oh, oh!” here.
Did you notice the dough board underneath the fabrics in the above photo? That was one of my purchases. Here’s a better look.
I have it sitting on top of the stove to hide the ugly heating elements. This stove came with the house and I can’t wait to replace it with a new one…and soon, I hope.
This next beauty might be mine, if Julia decides not to purchase it. She is going to bring her husband back to have a look at it and if they don’t purchase it then it’s mine!
An Empire chest of drawers in wonderful condition! Isn’t it a beauty?
We stopped at several other places and here is just one of the things I purchased for Mr. Painted Quilt.
He loves everything hot and spicy and this jelly just fills the bill.
What a wonderful day spent with friends. We all had so much fun and can’t wait to do it again…but I’m not so sure that our husband’s feel the same. *wink*