It is terrible though, when you put it all out there on the table to take pictures and experience a bit of buyer's regret. Some one asked me "How did you keep within your budget after having gone to so many quilt shops?" Well. . . I can tell you that I DIDN'T!!! I spent my entire budget on the first day in the first few quilt shops we went to!! I couldn't believe it! I found so much fabric, too many fun patterns, and a few books that I wanted to buy. Luckily, I've been planning this for a year and I've been working my 8 hour a week job since Sept 2007 so I had a pretty big stash saved up just for this BIG EVENT. So, that helped with the budget side of it!
Here's the big picture of most of everything I bought over the four days of Shop Hop! Enjoy!
I'm really happy with my purchases and I know I'll use it. I even have a head start on my plans for Christmas so in the next few weeks I'll get going on that. I'm most happy about the 3 quilt backs that I was able to save 20% on so that gave me incentive to go ahead a buy it now!
I'm using this fabric and these patterns to make Christmas Aprons for my family this year. I'm kinda hoping they won't read this blog post and that it'll go right over their heads.
Another very CUTE Apron Pattern and some Fabric I'm going to use to make it. All of the employees at Pine Needles were wearing this Apron.
What'dya know? Another apron pattern and fabric to go with it! I guess I couldn't decide on which apron I liked the most? That's how I get in trouble. I just love ALL of it!!!
Hey! It's a purse pattern. . . isn't it cute? Of course, that's why I HAD to BUY it!!
I did actually buy the fabric for another apron before I bought the pattern for the purse but when I put the two together they matched, don't ya think? Maybe, I have enough fabric to make both the purse and the apron!
It's Snowing and It's going to be Christmas before I know it! I've already started to make the table runner out of this fabric for my table come December! It's going to be really cute. I post it on this blog as I get it further along and then when it's done.
I started this quilt earlier this year and I'll be lucky if I get the top done before July 4th which is this coming friday. I feel like I live in denial as each of the holidays keep sneaking up on me.And Halloween is right behind coming up quickly! I think I have my holidays backwards. Maybe I should be doing my patriotic quilt first, then Halloween, and then Christmas. Oh well, it all gets done in time even if it's next year in 2009.
Here is the collection of shirtings I found to add to my collection. I was running short with all of the projects I have that require shirtings and this time I made sure to buy 1/2 a yard of each one them. Oh my!! That's 16 yards, it doesn't seem like we could possibly use all of it but somehow I will. I'm working on Omigosh & Dear Jane & a few other Civil War quilts so I know it will all get used.I also bought some fat quarters of civil war prints to add to that collection.