Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Retreat Purchases

I figured that it was about time that I showed everything that I bought while on retreat in Shipshewana. Someone commented on one of Judy's posts that it is really called Ship-Shop-shewana and that seems like a correct assumption, too! lol

On our way up to retreat, we stopped in a few shops and in the second one, I really had to tinkle. Their bathroom for the shop was in their house and the sink was the kitchen sink. After that, I sort of felt like I HAD to buy something. Luckily, I found a couple of fabrics that I could make do with - a purple for the witch wall hangings and a couple of yards of the black that has sewing notions all over it.

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While we were at Caroline's, I was just about to make a clean getaway when I saw these little beauties. Actually, I saw the purple one and bought that and as we stood there chatting, I saw the black one and got that, too. Very handy little note pads!! The black one has all kinds of post its inside! Carolin, the owner, said that the designer of Quilt Happy items is a local gal and also produces Knit Happy and Scrap Happy items. They had all kinds of things in the shop once we started looking - water bottles, coffee mugs, traveling mugs - but I just stuck with these guys.

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Once we were at retreat, we only went to Yoder's and Lolly's after that. I got the pattern and the thimble on our first trip to Yoder's.

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And I got that magazine from Lolly's for making a purchase. It was an older magazine, but I had never seen it so I was happy to get it to look at!

And here is what I purchased at Lolly's to get that magazine. Blush! A layer cake and 3 yardage pieces to make a quilt and a purse. I love this fabric!!

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Maxie thought it was for him!

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On our second trip to Yoder's, I got this fabric. Some Halloween for the witch wall hangings and a couple of other fun prints for I Spy quilts.

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I think that Maisy just likes the ice cream! Or she is appalled that I brought the cat fabric in the house. I can't tell. :)

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9 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh, I really like the fabric for the quilt and purse...very nice! It looks like the retreat was a great success!

PunkiePie said...

Great purchases! I love the little note books. And Blush. SCORE!

scraphappy said...

Looks like you had some fun with your shopping. You should have plenty of fun fabrics to keep you busy for a while.

Linda said...

The fabrics are cute. Don't beat yourself up about the purchases, you did good girl! Maizy not mad about the fabric, she's just glad to have her Mama home....

Michelle said...

Fun stuff!

Libby said...

You did good!! I love all of those fabrics!! I really love the orange and greens!! and I like Blush too!

Micki said...

I love your purchases, and it seems like your dog does too. LOL
Micki

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

Nice fabric, and you have something in mind for all of it....not just to sit on the fabric shelf. ;0)

Jennifer said...

How big are your witch wall hangings gonna be? You gonna be able to bust all the fabric that you bought for them or will it just be kept for other projects? As you know, I love the rest of what you bought :)