Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Collecting...

Fabric is what I collected more of this past week.  On Wednesday I drove up to St. Cloud, Minnesota and stayed with blog friend Wendy and her friends on Wednesday and Thursday nights.  We had a great time, some chatter and of course laughing.  The reason we were all up there was for the Minnesota Quilt show.

On the way up there I stopped at a fabric outlet called S. R. Harris, gotta love this huge store and great prices.  I found these three 60" wide fabrics in the front and the orange one in the back all for $3.99 yard!  The blue is only 45" wide but was only $2.99.  Great for backings, plus I couldn't let the polka dots and chevrons just lay there:)


At the show I found more fabric, some fun patterns and a panel. Actually the Christmas roll there has 2 more panels in it with the coordinating fabrics.  I might have brought home more than I am showing, hehe.


While in St. Cloud I met up with two other Island Batik Ambassadors, Suzy from MN(whom I have met before) and Terri from IA, who were also attending the quilt show.  It was a great evening, except for the super spicy hot Buffalo chicken wrap!!  It was way too spicy for me and the waitress graciously ordered me a burger instead.


 Today I got a start on my June Island Batik project-it's Modern month!!  Stay tuned for the result.

While I was stitching away I decided it was a good day for a home made strawberry/banana smoothie, with a swirl of chocolate on top:)


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16 comments:

  1. You sure found some treasures on your trip. It’s fun to meet up with fellow quilters and laugh, chat and shop. The smoothie sure looks tasty, too. Happy creating!

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  2. I still like looking at your fabrics! We need to do a road trip soon! Who in the world suggested you get the buffalo chicken wrap anyway??!! Ahem. Can't wait to see your modern IB project!

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  3. Great fabric purchases! I can't wait to see what you do with the vintage christmas panel. BTW, my color choices on the quilt along I got from you! I've seen you use that color scheme before.

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  4. I appreciate all your comments!

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  5. Looks like you had a great time Vicki!

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  6. Our heat index was 111 degrees yesterday at lunchtime. That smoothie would have been a blessing. I haven't made a smoothie in years, and don't remember how anymore.

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  7. How fun! Oh those batiks are beautiful and I can't wait to see wt you are making.

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  8. Looks like a great time! So much fun to meet the other ambassadors when you are out and about.

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  9. What a fun weekend!!! - I am not a fan of spicy food either so I am glad the waitress could be so accommodating. Love the holiday print - it's getting to be time to think about some holiday sewing, right???

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  10. Sounds like a great time! You brought home some lovely treasures, too. That smoothie looks amazing.

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  11. The fabrics look great, the prices even better, and yum on the smoothie! btw I think none of us show the entire amount we purchase, just sayin... fun to meet up with IB peeps, but where's the photo of you and Wendy? One day maybe I will meet up with you two...after all Karen McTavish lives in Duluth...

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  12. Looks like you had a lot of fun! Quilty friends and stash enhancement - there's nothing better!

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  13. Wow, great prices! You managed to collect some really cute fabrics. And how fun to hang out with Wendy! I had a fruity smoothie drink here today, but I didn't make it myself and it might have had some rum in it...hic!

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  14. Wow, thanks for sharing your experience! I enjoyed hearing about it. Which SR Harris did you go to? We live a few miles from the Burnsville store. I love that chevron print you found! Fun to see you with Suzy and Terri, too.

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  15. Hi Vicki! What great bargains you found! Those prices/yard are just great. I can't wait to see what lies ahead with those gorgeous batiks in a modern theme!
    Happy Sunday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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