I sincerely hope you have all been enjoying your week, as well as some of the unseasonable weather we've all been having (Thank you very much, Susan, for bringing that back from FL....way better than Mickey Mouse ears, or refrigerator magnets made from shells. You're very welcome, now who's just back from Santa Ana??)
Since I'm back in the old familiar Windows environment, here's some photos of what I picked up last week on the Space Coast shop hop.
Not exactly what one would expect to find in Florida, but I was very excited to find a spinning rack full of various sized cuts of wool. The kind you'd make penny rugs with. I picked up a dozen different cuts that will be perfect for pumpkins and pine trees. All I need now is some solid black wool to use as the base. Should be easy enough to find. Let's hope I can find my washing instructions for felting. No worries, I've probably got about 6 months to turn them up.
At the Space Coast Quilt Show I was able to indulge my fascination with vintage feedsacks. While I was tempted to buy some of the 'real deal' to maybe use on the back of the quilt I one day make with my 1930s repro fabrics, I settled instead for these cute needle books made from actual feedsack fabric. I think they'd make perfect Follower Appreciation Giveaway prizes, don't you?
In the fabric shop with 10,000 bolts of fabric (my bad, I earlier referred to it as having only 8,000 bolts), I discovered 'In the Beginning' fabrics. These are bits from the line called 'Adelaide'. I really liked those muted blues, sage green and pale yellows, especially with a pop of black. Check out their site for some great free patterns and to see their excellent fabrics. I'm looking forward to Polka Dot Garden, Julen, and September Light. I think I've found a new favorite fabric manufacturer.
This is a little something wild and most definitely a quilt outside the box project. The hubs saw the two Michael Miller moth prints displayed on top of the shelves of bolts in a tiny little shop we found in a strip mall. I found the other two prints to go with them. I'm thinking light lime green for the borders and back, or maybe toss in a pale fuchsia.
Tomorrow I'm taking another freemotion Sharon Schamber-style workshop. This one a little more advanced over last month's class. Same instructor. I'm looking forward to this. I love being reminded that I don't need my BSR to quilt. Quilting without the BSR is like riding a bike...you're a little wobbly for a couple of seconds, but after that, it's second nature. I hope to finish the project tomorrow so I've got something to show you. I skipped Bunko tonight so I'd be all bright eyed and bushy tailed tomorrow morning, so I'd best stay on track and head on up to bed.
Enjoy your Saturday. Don't forget about his month's giveaway, every comment is a chance in the drawing. Let's play for one of the vintage feedsack needle books this month. While I'm at the shop tomorrow for class I'll pick up some nice applique needles to go inside it.