Saturday, August 05, 2006

I Was a Good Girl!


Went to the closing of The Fabric Patch today. I was so good. Everyone should be really proud of me! I just picked up a few more spools of Aurifil thread at the good sale price, and a couple of packs of Hot Ribbon. A friend, Lady B, has designed a teacup BOM for her local quilt shop, and I'm wanting to start this applique project soon. She used this to embellish some of the cup and saucer rims and they were gorgeous.

The new owner of the FP was in there today. I picked up a flyer about what she's going to be doing to the shop. They currently own an embroidery business down in Orange County, and are going to be selling embroidery machines, etc. I don't think she's a dedicated quilter, so I'm thinking there won't be as much quilty stuff as we're used to seeing in there. Probably a good thing. My stash will definitely be my number one shopping place from now on.

I've been piecing the second block on my niece's quilt. It's a paper pieced block. I do real good on one or two, and then get all backwards on the next one. The frustration factor is high now. I'm going to plow through, though, on these as I really want to finish this quilt up within a couple of weeks.

11 comments:

Mrs. Moody said...

Sounds like a decent shopping day! :)

Norma said...

Well done! Excellent control on the fabric purchases - you did it! Even with temptation staring you in the face, you held true to your commitment of not buying any fabric!

ForestJane said...

Is hot ribbon meant to be ironed on or is there another reason for the 'hot' in it's title?

Cathi said...

Ooooh...quilty stuff, nice! I wish there was a decent place to buy notions and fabric here in Ireland, but I'd be in trouble if there was!

Karen said...

Ooh, pretty Aurifil colors. My favorite.

quiltpixie said...

I hear you re the paper piecing. I must admit that the weekend I sit down to pp it goes better than using a few evenings, as I get better with practise, but there are still lots of frog stitching...

EileenKNY said...

I think you showed admirable restraint. When you talk to the new owner of the shop, maybe you can steer her a little towards stocking more quilty stuff. Can't hurt to ask, right?
In the meantime, you have a great little shop upstairs. And you can shop in your jammies.

computerpeach said...

good job fighting the temptation!

Nancy said...

Oh you were a very good girl! Not sure I'd have been able to resist temptation quite so well.

Teri said...

Great Job I can't go into a quilt store without buying at least a fat quarter

Ama said...

You are definetly a stronger person than I. I don't even trust myself to go into a quilt store.