I have conquered!! I went to the Long Beach quilt show yesterday, and I came home with one bag and leftover money! Whodathunkit?
Picked up these patterns - all of them were way too cute!
I did get a kit, but I can't show it here now. It's for my expected great niece or nephew (don't know which yet), so it's gender neutral but real cute. I read through the cutting directions last night and was a little puzzled about "why" on a couple of parts of it. But I always follow the directions exactly, so we'll see when we get to those parts! Anyway, it was six yards, and I get to stash dive for the backing.
The show was nice but not spectacular like it was the first year. It was pleasant to walk around because it wasn't really crowded. Well, I guess that's pleasant for me but maybe not so much for the vendors. Jane and I both saw folks we knew. Ginger's booth looked to be very busy. They had Christmas and Halloween fabrics only in there and the booth looked great!
I got to meet Sandy Klop of American Jane. What a delightful lady! Love her Moda fabrics! Her sweet husband gave me an American Jane tote bag, which several folks asked me about while I was walking around the show. I was happy to direct them to her booth! I fell in love with the Dove in the Window quilt but just picked up the pattern. I'm already regretting not getting the kit. (sigh)
I also got to hug on Julie from Jaybird Quilts. She was working up a storm giving tutorials in the Beyond the Reef booth, but we were able to chat for a couple of minutes. She swore she hadn't shopped much -- we'll see when she posts her stash report! And, yes, Julie, you are doing stash reports again next year!
I looked for Jere'e but she wasn't in the booth when I was there. Darn it! Penny gave me a special hug to pass along for Miss Gidget! Penny and I will have to plan it better next time!
After we kidnapped Jane's sweet DH to take us to dinner, I drove home and crashed. I'm not used to doing that much walking! The weather was so wonderful in Long Beach. Note to self: Must move closer to water!
Busted: 232.625 yards
Purchased: 313.955 yards
Net YTD: (81.33) yards busted :(
I hope I never have to go a week without a computer again!