Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Home Again After a Great Trip

Sharon and I had a very fun filled Thursday, Friday, Saturday and a wee bit of Sunday. There wasn't much of Thursday, Sharon experienced some serious airline delays, I'm betting that she'll tell you about that. She got in too late to do Preview Night so we just went and had some dinner, a glass of wine, caught up and laughed a lot. She had a big surprise for me...you may remember the tote bag she said that she made for herself for the show...well that was a little story...she made it for me ...what a surprise...I love it, and lots of people complemented me on my wonderful bag, including Judy Rothermel...she loved the fabrics...Aunt Grace of course... Friday morning we were up and ready to go...we hit the quilt show shortly after the doors opened and headed straight for the vendors...I know you wouldn't expect anything else from us. Our first stop was Lori Smith's booth...From My Heart to Your Hands...her booth is always amazing...what a prolific gal. We flipped over her Fit to Frame patterns
...small quilts...right up my alley...I can say I finished several quilts...don't have to say how big they are...they are really wonderful...

There were lots of vendors there that we loved...good reproduction fabrics...great primitive booths...you could say we were in heaven. We both needed some 30's fabrics...I needed a few more greens, pinks and purples for the baby quilt I'm working on...so Quiltin' Gals from Texas was the answer...
great fabrics and great prices.

Primitive Gatherings had a marvelous booth...oh boy, if I'd driven to Chicago and not flown...had unlimited space and pounds to bring stuff home, I would have been in some real serious trouble in that booth...you gals that live near there are really lucky...what a great shop. I got Lisa's new book with 26 projects in it
and a kit for a Christmas quilt that is just awesome...it looks really old...that's moved to the top of my TO DO list.

Country Threads was another booth that really could have gotten me in big trouble...there were about 4 more kits that I really thought would be great to have, but way to heavy...I'll be punching buttons. I did get several patterns, a really cute Mary E kit for a tumbler quilt
and I got 2 of Mary's handmade pin cushions. Mary has been making pin cushions and selling them at shows...she's tucking away all of her pin cushion money to buy her very own baby grand piano. Along with being a quilt designer, a quilter, a shop owner, Mary is a very accomplished pianist.

I have several more pictures of purchases and need to finish telling you about our evening with Anna and her peeps, but Blogger is starting to act up and I don't think it wants any more pictures in this post, so I'll sign off for now and look for part 2.

20 comments:

Kathie said...

can't wait to see that Primitive Crhistmas book, I know I will need that one and ALL of Lori Smiths patterns I am a big fan of hers.
how was her booth?????
Kathie

Perry said...

I can certainly see where you could have gone wild. Great pictures, and congratulations on you own purse from Sharon. It really is terrific looking. I am in the process of making the blocks for a large Lori Smith pattern for 2 years now, lol. Glad you had a good time!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh I love those pincushions from Country Threads - I purchased 2 of them last summer at the MN Quilt show they they were vendors at. Looks like some great purchases there Ms Carol. I'll take on of everything that I don't have please. I'm need that Primitive Gatherings book, LOL.

Can't wait for part 2

Hugs - Karen

Karen said...

Wow! All those goodies. I can't wait to see some of the things you purchased.
And aren't you spoiled! Haha! That tote bag Sharon gave you is ever so cute!

Stina said...

It seems that you had a wonderful visit in Chicago...I think I would have fainted of excitement attending that show!! Wow...love your purchases!!!

Beth said...

I am glad you had a great trip. I already booked a room for next year. We live about 5 hrs away from Chicago so we can drive. I guess I will have 1 year to save my money.

Darlene said...

Lots of great goodies! :-)

I was going to ask you to purchase one of Mary's pin cushions for me but didn't think to send an e-mail till Thursday. You were gone by then. grrrr! :-)

Lisa D. said...

Sounds like you had a blast, Carol! Can't wait to hear "The Rest of the Story." I am a huge Lori Smith fan, too.

Nan said...

Heavy sigh - I absolutely love everything you bought, Carol! You visited all my favorite designers - how wonderful it must have been to see and talk to those ladies in person! The 30's fabric is lovely.
I am definitely looking forward to Part II!

Judy said...

OH what fabulous goodies you picked up!! When I came back from retreat last summer I held my breath as I placed my suitcase on the scale! And that was with 2 boxes mailed by a friend to my home! You picked excellent stuff. Looks like a wonderful projects!

Wendy said...

I'm glad you had a great trip. So many wonderful goodies to play with. The pincushions must be a real treasure.

Anne Heidi said...

You certainly got some wonderful fabrics and patterns there, sounds like you had a great time!

Ginger Patches said...

OMG look at all your loot!!! Looks like you guys had a great time! I'm looking forward to part 2 :)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Ok it was just a tiny itsy bity white lie! LOL But at least you got something out of my lie right?? I'm glad you like the bag. I had fun making them. But you had to have the big one of course. :-)
I've got to blog my stuff tonight. Just been going since I got home. I miss you.
Hugs

Beth said...

We were at Sharon's last night for a little girl's get together and she was showing us her haul from the show, I'm still jealous!

Libby said...

Ooooh - I can't wait to get my hands on that Christmas book *s* Sounds like a wonderful time.

Marcie said...

Wow-cool stuff! And really cute tote bag! Glad you had so much fun!

Juliann in WA said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Welcome home.

Teresa said...

Oh my...I had not checked your blog in several days and so much to read about. I love your purchases and that baby quilt you are working on is so cute. I need to checkout this faux paper piecing. Thanks for sharing!

Chookyblue...... said...

great shopping and sounds like a wonderful time away.........love the bag Sharon made for you......