Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Story Continues, Thelma and Louise Make a BIG Discovery!

I have had so many comments saying we should have a good time but I want you to know that we are already home.   We had a great time and I wanted to show you a good time too.  That being said I will bring you along on the continuing trip so buckle up buttercup and let's continue the adventure!  Now where were we?  Oh yes, we had just left the convention center and had to decide what we were going to do next, go back to the room or go to more quilt shops?  Tough choice right?  NOT!  Of course we chose quilt shops.  The first shop we went to was Sauder's.  I bought 2 fabrics a green Kona and a light brown flower for the wedding quilt I am working on.  They had some good choices but nothing I was looking for, here is what I did buy though.  It will be perfect for the quilt!

Next up was shopping at Burkholder's Fabrics.  This shop was in the middle of nowhere, seriously nowhere, but oh so worth it!  There's Louise, everyone say, "Hi Louise", give her a little wave~!  Then we went inside to the shop, OMG!!!  First I was walking around in that front area you see in the photo.  Nice but just nice.  GREAT selection of solids, I even found the perfect fabric to bind the wedding quilt. 
 The photo is not true to color really as it looks a little more blue gray with aqua dots.  PERFECT!!

This whole trip there was one line that I kept on saying we had not seen and I was hoping to and guess what??? I was just strolling around, minding my own business, not seeing anything I was dying to buy, having spent quite a bit already and WHAMO,  THE ENTIRE HOPE VALLEY COLLECTION!!!!  Breathe, Pam, breathe.  Well, I ran to get Lousie, I was so excited, I found her and said, "You are not going to believe this."  She kept on saying, "What?"  Then we were standing in front of it, all of it, squee!!!!  I just started putting bolts into my cart ...and then her cart...and the 2 women that were standing there just laughed at me and got out of the way!!  I wish I had thought to take a shot of my cart, LOL, but this will have to do.  Every one in the line.  OUCH, but AWESOME!
Hope Valley

 BREATHE!!!  All this Denyse Schmidt goodness came home with me.  The funny thing?  Louise bought the exact same grouping!!  I guess I am a BAD influence on her!!!

Well after all that excitement what could we do to top that?  Get back in the car and drive to the resort that's what!  We set up to sew.  I sewed some more of my Dream On stars and so I finally managed to make all but 3 of them for the quilt!!  Here's what our set up looked like.

My machine was on the end and hers was in the middle.  Louise got the binding sewn on that little coin quilt (which was mine) and then just had the hand work to finish it up.  She had brought her Layer Cake QAL blocks but there was no time Wed night to work on those, maybe on Thursday.  The plan for Thursday was to get up and go to the Hershey Factory then off to the ancillary quilt show and vendor mall.  That's it for now, I hope you are enjoying our trip so far.  I will try to finish it up in the next post and show the rest of the fabrics I bought so stay turned!  ~XOP~


Vickie said...

I don't know if I can stand much more excitement! This is so fun! I love the fabrics and can't wait to see the wedding quilt!

Deb said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Did you leave any Hope Valley when you left? LOL

Impera Magna said...

What fun! So glad you found the fabrics you were looking for... I love making discoveries like that!

Can't wait to hear the rest of the stuff you got up to...

Crispy said...

Ooooo yummy fabrics!!!! What are you going to use them for or were they just because you HAD to have them LOL.


Wendy said...

Oh what a find and the joy you must have felt ... WOW!! Yay you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

You girls are too fun! blessings, marlene

Brenda said...

Ok, you put my little stack of fabrics I brought home last weekend look like a puddle next to a sea. And I thought I was excited and a little worried about the amount I spent. Do not ever take me with you, I might end up without a hubs. Love the fabrics!

Mommarock said...

Delightful..those pinks and oranges.. yummy!! I can't wait to see what you make..it will look EVEN BETTER!

RobynLouise said...

LOL, so when is your credit card being taken off you??
I perused the Flickr photos and found the rainbow horses - magnificent! I also found a cat that was "Caught in the Act" (reminds me of my moggy) and a dead tree with a wonderful colourful cloudy sunrise/sunset behind it.
Thanks SOOOO much for posting these photos where we can all enjoy the craftsmanship and colours in them :D!!

Lucky Duck Dreams said...

Im jealous! I got bakc into quilting when Denise Schmidt and Heather Ross fabrics were old news and high prices. I did recently buy a couple of nice scrap bags of Hope valey in the Blue color ways at my LQS but yardage! Maybe they will still have some this summer. Could you remove the name of the store from your post?

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