Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Rest of the Story

I'm going to try really hard to get the rest of the pictures on today. I tried last night for the longest time and it kept giving me an error message when I went to "Add Image"...this techno thing sometimes is way too much for me...we'll see if Blogger will cooperate with me until the end this morning.

One of the really fun parts of our trip was our visit with Anna and her quilty peeps, Junie, Gurney and Jewels...make sure to check out Anna's blog for the story and the pictures of our crochet lesson, cupcakes and lemon bars...YUMMY! We had talked with Anna about the cute vintage cards that she does with the crochet around the edge...she assured us we could do it and invited us for a lesson. Well look at the most wonderful bag that she made for all of us...with our names embroidered on...
...and it was full of the necessary crochet supplies, scissors, crochet cotton and the tiniest hook. I'm going to need some more practice but it sure was fun...thanks Anna. And look at this wonderful jar of cookie ingredients that Jewels brought for Sharon and I......it's in the cutest Longaberger Blue Ribbon Jar...I'm ging to be making cookies this weekend. YIPPEE!

Well back to the loot...as we were walking back to the hotel to unload and get some lunch we walked by The Back Door booth. Well, it was like someone grabbed my arm and pulled me right in...I should have taken a picture of the quilt, but I was too busy hyperventilating over this kit......the pattern is in the Winter 2008 edition of Designer Quilts...it's all out of Jo Morton's Jamestown fabrics and can I just tell you that the cheddar in it is gorgeous...grabbed me, twisted my arm for about 1/2 second and I was done. It has about a million flying geese, and I'm not a real big fan of making flying geese, but I will be making them for this quilt. I love it. Of course I want to do it right now...but I'm going to make myself do a few other things first, finish up a couple things and then that will be my treat.

The Quilts Plus booth was another wonderful shopping experience...
...a little Jo Morton kit called Pick up Sticks and the cutest quilt kit using the Wee Play panel...perfect kids quilt...

I think that's it...make sure to check out Sharon's blog...you know she really chronicles the adventure like no one else can...we had a blast and can't wait to do it again. Better let the credit card cool for a while.

One last picture before I go this morning...this tree is in front of our garage...it blooms at this time every year and the rest of the year it's just not verry attractive, but this sure makes it worth it.

14 comments:

Libby said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip . . . . someday *sigh*
Your tree is a beauty.

Thimbleanna said...

YeeHaw! I need to make my cookies too. That Jewels is a keeper, isn't she??? Your tree is beautiful -- soon we'll be blooming here too -- not quite yet though! You were a great crochet student -- are you practicing LOL??!!!

Deb said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time.You got some really neat things.Love the pinchushion to.
I am so fortunate to have the Back Door quilt shop as my local quilt shop, and everytime I walk in thier shop, it's like heaven on earth.

Lissa Jane said...

those wee bags with your name on them, what a fantastic gift! I love your tree too, it looks like a wattle tree from the pic???

What a fantastic time you guys had, and the purchases *sigh*

I am so jealous!


Lissa
Australia

Joni said...

Hey Carol - We had such a great time with you and Sharon in Chicago...oh my! Would love to do it again! Thanks for recapping it all in your blogs...it's like we are still there! Love the tree in your yard, what kind is it? BTW, that red one you asked about in Chicago, pretty sure it's a maple. When I got home, I checked and my maple has the same red sprigs. Junie (aka Joni)

Wendy said...

Cute bags with your name on it, you'll have fun taking that to quilting meetings. I love Jo Morton fabric and patterns, my next quilt is the Little Stix you bought the kit for. They are so sweet.

The tree is fabulous, enjoy while it's still in bloom.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hey, nice loot you got there. LOL!! I've got to make my cookies too and I need to try to make another crochet card quick before I forget. Guess I'll have to fly into Indiana for Anna to give me another lesson. LOL!! Beautiful tree. I love it!! Nice garage too. Love you!!!

Nan said...

I hate it when Blogger won't let you post photos - I'm so happy you finally got it to work.
Love the presents you received - what sweet ladies you got to spend time with.
Your loot is gorgeous, too! I love the Wee Play fabric.
Beautiful tree, Carol!

Ginger Patches said...

Love those kits! And what a pretty tree :)

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Love the quilting treasures you picked up. And that Prairie Paisley is just wonderful too. I got a few of the prints but somehow made myself not buy the whole collection.

Carole said...

Is Sharon rubbing off on you!?! That girl can shop! LOL Sound like a wonderful time! Can't wait to see the quilt finished! Keep well!

Nicole said...

I think we are living parallel lives Carol. My credit card is smoking too, after Lisa's visit to see me!

Lea said...

Very cute bag with your name's one. What a nice idea.*S*
and your yummy purchases are perfect eye candies for me! Lovely!

Marisa said...

That tree really is beautiful. I'm glad you keep it all year for its small season of glory.