Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stash Report 2010 - Week 29

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!

14 comments:

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Kudos for you. You showed great restraint!

CaraQuilts said...

Sounds like fuN! And I envy your self control, I always swear...oh well.

BTW the FQs arrived! Thanks so much!

mascanlon said...

I went on Thursday evening, it was nice! Not crowded and the vendors weren't tired and crabby yet. Great hug with Julie too, and I got to met Natalie as well.I may wander back this afternoon, I live in LB and have the ticket which came with preview night ticket.

Penny said...

Way to go! It sounds like you enjoyed yourself, which I think you needed. Oh, keep an eye on Penny. In the second picture she is studying those patterns. She just might haul one off for herself. Just sayin'....

Barb in Mi said...

Don't know what to say about your restraint, but: way to go!!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Looks like American Jane may be Penny's favorite. They're all wonderful.

pdudgeon said...

ok, now you've got me curious---in the top picture, what is the pink hoop with the little clips for???

jillquilts said...

OMG! Your stash report looks better than mine! UGH! :)

Sounds like you had a great time at the show! :)

Nicole said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Wonderful patterns!

Lori in South Dakota said...

No computer?! That would be an awful week. But it kept Penny from pushing buttons.

Judy said...

Very cute patterns, Vicky. And I'm in total agreement about moving closer to the water!

Darlene said...

Sounds like you had a fun day! Wonderful purchases - you're going to love that hoop.

Quilted Quickies said...

I'm so sad I missed you at the show. I wished you would have said something to my Mom...she was working the booth...she would have called me and I would have come RUNNING!!! I wanted to meet you so bad. I did talk with your blog buddy, Marianne...sweet lady! She passed along your message. Darn, Darn, Darn...so sorry I missed you.

Eleana said...

Hi,
I have trying to find the Paris Eiffel Tower pattern everywhere. Would you be so kind to share the information on the pattern with me?
Thanks in advance! Eleana