February 28, 2010

Another Fabulous Weekend

I couldn't let another day go by without sharing my fun weekend with you.  My last 4-5 weekends have been jam packed and this one was no exception.  Yesterday my oldest DD and I went to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest in Hampton, VA.  Wow!  I can't even begin to describe the awesomeness of this event.  It was a first for us.  I have always wanted to learn to quilt and I wanted to go to this event last year but it was happening the same time as my scrapbooking weekend.  In the 90's, my Mom and I used to travel to Winston-Salem, NC to the Spirit of Cross Stitch Festivals so I have experience at devising a plan of attack.  Tote bag for purchases, purse, pen to mark the map of booths we want to revisit.  I told DD we don't purchase on the first go round.  We look, check prices, then go back for the things we can't live without.  She said "unless it's the last one"!  You go girl!  I raised you good! lol
Here's what I came home with:

Details of my haul, I got:  four Moda charm packs....Civil War Homefront, L'Amour, Verna, and Boutique .  I am really digging the Civil War fabrics and patterns.  A yard of red Moda to match a pattern in the Amor charm pack.  A yard of flip flop fabric and 3 coordinating fat quarters.  A pair of quilting gloves, with a nice tight fit.  DD bought a pair at the quilt store a few weeks ago and she said the fit is too loose.  She almost caught a finger with the sewing machine needle.  I got a pattern for a cool tote bag made from charm pack squares.  A new foot for my machine and several packs of needles.  One of my best finds was a 2 year pocket planner with a quilting cover.  I would have opted for a cross stitch cover but this is a close second.  My final purchase was a little kit by Bareroots.  It's a wool felt candle mat.  Possible a new addiction here!  I'm dying to stitch this....I have until October, maybe I should make it my summer vacation project.  DD brought home a nice haul too!  I can't wait to start playing with my quilting goodies!  I just about have the "real life" stuff done.  I finished my crochet projects (see previous post).  This coming weekend is my scrapbooking weekend.  I'm looking so forward to this, more than usual since my oldest DD will be going with me!  I should be able to play quilting on the following Saturday.
This afternoon was spent with my grandson while his Mommy and Auntie went to the movies.  Later my oldest DD and grand daughter came over and we had a nice family dinner.  I'll close this post with some cuteness!  I can't get enough of it!!!  Take a good look at my grand daughters t-shirt.  Thanks for visiting!


Jackie said...

Nice Haul! I need to get some charm pack patterns myself...I really like the bag one you picked out. The flip flop fabrics are really cute too. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Your grandkids are precious!

Siobhan said...

Your grandchildren are adorable!! That's such a cute pic of them.

LOVE the stash haul! It sounds like an incredible show.

Valerie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the quilt fest! I love your "plan of attack" idea and the stash you aquired is wonderful!

I have to apologize about my previous comment. I asked where you were located in VA. Silly already told me in your comment on my blog! Sooo sorry...really, I promise, I do read my comments!

Enjoy looking over your stash and till next time...Happy Stitching!