Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Will Work for Fabric

Yesterday, was officially my last day of summer and at 8am this morning we started a new school year which I'm really excited about but I am going to miss my free time. I'll still have time. . . just not as much. . . you know how it is, right? Anyway, I had a blast yesterday with one of my dear friends Diana. We met at Material Girls and had fun shopping and we each even made a second purchase. Do you ever do that? Amongst all of my quilting friends I think 3's the max. lol. You can correct me if I'm off a bit. Sometimes you see something that you didn't see when you came in the store or a friend shows you something you need right after you made your purchase. I'm sure you've all experienced this before. Right? I hope I'm not the only one.

Don't you just love the sign that says "Will Work For Fabric" (as seen in the picture below). I told Diana I will really "Have to Work for Fabric" after all of the shopping I've enjoyed lately. It's time for me to get back to work. Thanks to one of the girls in the shop for taking our picture. I really appreciate it!


After shopping we headed across the parking lot to "The Pie" it's a great pizza placeand the first restaurant originated at the University of Utah.



Here's a look at our HUGE $3 a slice pizza. I got the Chicken Ranch Pie and Diana got the Tomato Pie. It was really good and the salad was really yummy.


I liked this picture!
I held the camera and Diana pressed the button.
What a team!


After lunch we headed to JoAnn's.


I needed to pick up a few notions for a secret project and Diana picked up a couple rulers. While Diana looked at ribbon I started looking around and found myself a sewing basket. It wasn't too long ago that I bought my youngest daughter a sewing basket. I started using her basket and realized. . . Hey, I want one too. I especially fell in love with Lori's House Sewing Basket when I first saw it at our American Quilting Quilt Retreat Earlier this year.


She's the proud owner of a Cath Kidston House Sewing Basket. It was not long after that that I started looking around for a sewing basket too. . . Thanks for inspiring me, Lori!

Yesterday, at JoAnn's I found it! Yeah!

I've seen Alexander Henry's Sew Now Sew WOW! fabric around blogland and most recently on Jodie's blog post about her Creating Space and it reminded me how much I love this fabric but sometimes, I often get behind on things and thought I might have totally missed this fabric but recently found some yardage online. This is one fabric that I hope they reprint. . . it's so cute.

Anyway, when I saw this sewing basket done in Sew Now Sew WOW. . . I just had to have it!! I didn't care that I had used my coupon the previous day. I loved it so much I was willing to pay full price for it. You should have seen my excitement when it came up on sale. Yippee!! I've already filled it with all sorts of notions along with my Hexie's. So fun!!!


Since, it was my last day before school my oldest daughter and my grandkids were coming over at 2pm but I was 40 minutes late due to over shopping (lol) and traffic. I got a bit antsy having to follow this very large piece of farm equipment (since I couldn't see beyond it) through a very big construction zone but, I took a few pictures of it while I was waiting, especially since I had my camera sitting right next to me.


Utah is known for their endless construction projects and the one I passed through to get home is one that should be avoided at certain times of the day. It happens to be a MAJOR thoroughfare and it will be really nice when they finish it next year.

19 comments:

quiltingnana said...

I remember those last day before school starts fun times...I think the Will Work for Fabric sign is great...

Vicki said...

Looks like you had such fun shopping and I am glad you got that gorgeous sewing basket. Its fabulous and no wonder you wanted it :) Love it and I am sure you will fill it in no time. hugs Vicki

Pat said...

What a cute sewing box! I love the photos of you and your girlfriend. In the one, you look like sisters!

sewmeow said...

I really enjoyed this post, and reminded me of some of shopping trips with my sister. Glad you had such a good time before school starts for you. Did you enter the giveaway for the free GO cutter on my blog: http://sewfunquilts-sewmeow.blogspot.com Hurry! It ends 8/31 Tell your friends too.

Fiesta said...

Kim , have a great school year. You look like you had a blast shopping and I so love the sewing basket with the sewing machine on it. Did you say you got it at Joann's?

paulette said...

I had the pleasure of going to Material Girls this Spring!! LOved every moment spent in that shop!! So bright and colourful...sigh....I hope I get to go back...someday...soon...
Take care!
Paulette

Kat said...

The Pie!! I can't tell you how many nights I spent at the original...I went to the U. :-) Where is this new one?

Lori Holt said...

Well Kim...LOL...you know I have the exact same sewing basket(in the same fabric) from JoAnns and also the matching bag that holds a mat and rulers....the HUGE flat one that I take to all of my retreats...I just love it!
I'm glad you had a great time shopping at my FAVE place...Material Girls...it looks like you found lots of good stuff!
x
lori

Busy As Can Be said...

I love the sewing box you found! What a fun day!

onlymehere said...

At least in Utah it's on a flat bed. I went to high school in Idaho and we'd get stuck behind big machines driving down the road at 1 mile an hour, lol! That basket is too dang cute to! We started school last week. My baby's a Senior and I have to admit I'm not going to miss high school at all! These kids really have it tough now, especially since Kaje' is taking concurrent enrollment with the university and has 3 AP classes. Don't even get me started on the new attendance policy!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

You have had such a great summer. I love fabric shopping with friends! And your lunch looked fun too. That sewing basket is precious. I know you will enjoy it. Good luck getting back to school. Hope you have a good year. Love & blessings from NC!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Have fun back in school this year! I was just on I-15 the other day and boy is it a mess! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Good Luck at school today Kim! Looks like you had a wonderful day yesterday -- as it should be. Love the sewing box!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Going anywhere is hard anymore. Love the basket!! LOVE IT. How cool is that. Diana is sweet. Looks like you had a great time and yes, I've been known to make 2nd purchases when shopping with friends. It isn't as bad as the girls at camp that give 2nd testimonies after hearing what their friends said. ha

Micki said...

What a fun shopping trip. Joann's is a great shop!
Micki

Patty said...

Cute sewing basket.

Diane said...

Next time you're at Material Girls try the Philly Cheesesteak place by there. Excellent sandwiches! (and I always love Cafe Rio, which is right there too. Great pictures!

amy smart said...

Looks so fun Kim! (Except the traffic part.) Good luck with school starting. I really hope to see you around one of these days!

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