Saturday, September 12, 2009

Catching Up

I have not written much this week as I have been so busy. I forgot to share the funny and creative "Construction Man" quilt my friend Ruth Ann's son Craig did. Isn't it fab? It is not the lighting, the blues in the sashing do fade in and out. He is here visiting his mom and pop from going to university in Scotland. I will show you his other 3 quilts at another time.

Up close
Amy. from the CalicoCat, sent out some "kittens" of her own this last week. I was the lucky recepient of some of the beautiful fabrics. Thanks, Amy!~

Cats from Amy
Now, in case you were wondering what I did on the Friday that I *finally* had off I will share it with you all. Pauline and I decided to do our own personal Shop Hop. We went to 4 shops on our way to East Lansing to take Kelsey out to dinner. The first shop? Jennifer's in Pinckney. BOTH Pauline and I bought this kit for Forest Friends. Won't it be so cute? I was also looking for fabric to replace fabric for the Big Ten quilt for next year (It is difficult to find). So I found lots of different blacks and some MSU green...score!

Kit againJennifers
Next up was Wendy's Simple Stitching. All fall fabric was 25% off. I bought a yard of the gremlins. The ghosts and cats were on clearance. Pauline and I will share the web fabric and the pumpkins too for a wall hanging that we both have a panel for.
WendysShop Wendys 02Hopping 021

Then I saw this panel. How could I resist? Pauline couldn't resist either. Actually, she has grand kids to make this for. I, on the other hand, have NO excuse!

Santa PanelSanta other side

Then we went to The Stitchery in Howell. I go this book in the clearance section for $2 and then I got this amazing purple fabric for the Big Ten quilt for Northwestern. I also got some background fabric for the baby quilt that I have been working on (sneak preview later).
The Stitchery
Next stop...Country Stitches in East Lansing. All this was clearance fabric. Yeah me!!
Country Stitches
DD1 and her beau, Jason, went to Mackinac this week and she brought me back this awesome sweat shirt.
New shirt
I just thought I would share that we went out for dinner and we went to Champps in Lansing. FABULOUS! Look at the chicken nachos that we had as an appetizer! Now you can see everyone.
Pauine, Kelsey's BF Amy, Kesley's Boy Friend, Brad, Kelsey, Jason and Shelby. It was SO , MUCH FUN!!! Pauline left our house at 11am and we got home around 9pm!! What a great day!!
Chicken nachosDinner with the group


Unknown said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day and got beautiful fabric !

Allie said...

What a great day!!!! Love all the goodies you got!

Mrs Quilty said...

Looks like you just had too much fun! Lots of wonderful fabrics and fun with friends! Your own Shop Hop--Great idea!!

Crispy said...

Ooooo so many goodies and since when do we have the justify fabric buying even if you don't have a grandson or whatever ROFL.


Gina said...

What a great day you must have had. I love your purchases

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Searchfamilies said...

The fabrics are great, it sounds like you had a great day
Hugs Janice

MichelleB said...

Sounds like a great day. Great fabric (love those Halloween prints) and great food. Yum - those nachos look great.

Terri said...

Sounds like such a fun fun day!!! Great finds too.

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