Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I JOINED THE LAND OF THE LIVING YESTERDAY!!

It is amazing how one views the world in a different light when wellness is in sight.....finally turned the corner yesterday....and sooooooooooooooooooooo went to a quilt shop.....

I must tell you....I truly thought I died and went to heaven. Walking into that store, seeing all the wonderful fabric, kits, notions, and then their sewing room.....oh my goodness. I truly wanted to cry.....it was a total Euphoric experience. If you have lived where there are no quilting stores, or even the food stores...you would know what I mean.

So no more delays...feast your eyes!!!

This was a scrap bag....now I don't know about you but my scraps don't look like this...I thought it was a good bargain.



More material for my Texas quilt (yes, I plan to finish it).....no comments please.


Got a Christmas quilt pattern, I was shamed by Sew Cal Gal when she did her virtual post of your favorite Christmas quilt and I not have one.....hummmmmm bad girl!!
I have only a few more days to be bad and then I will have to try to be good for next year....I surely want Santa to visit me.....



I brought this as an idea for ladies to make and sell on the island.



This is from Walmart...had to go and buy packing material.....don't know how this got in the post....talk about crying...walking into Walmart is an out of body experience......my husband and I just walk around with our mouths open...touching everything and commenting on how cheap things are.....


Then I just could not stay away...had to go back again to the fabric store and I found the next two patterns on sale.....have I told you all how I love Thimbleberries? Infact if you see the title of my blog, behind it is a Thimbleberry project.




35 comments:

JustCindy said...

Great shopping! Love the Christmas quilt patterns. Quick Quilts is one of my favorites.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Barb, I haven't got a Christmas quilt OR even a table topper done, even though I won some oh so wonderful Henry Glass snowmen fabrics (my first every Christmas fabrics) from Allyson of "Fat Cat Quilts". I have fondled the beautiful fabrics over and over again but I'm trying to finish up a Thimbleberries BOM that I have ready to assemble, a big guy...king sized soooo, I hope have something wonderful made for Christmas next year. *sigh* Really I do.

Quilt Hollow said...

After our return from living in Europe all those years we always felt overhwhelmed with choice and selection...walking into Wal-Mart was like an amusement park kind of day! I know EXACTLY your thoughts!
Glad you are back among the living and will be enjoying the holidays with clear head. :-)

call me crazy said...

How wonderful to feel better and find a quilt shop!! :-) I love turtles~ is your pattern for pincushions or toys? Love Thimbleberries too. Glad you found such great stuff!

luv2quilt2 said...

So glad to hear that you're finally well. I love shopping for patterns, fabric and everything else that goes along with this great obsession! Enjoy!!
Merry Christmas.

Needled Mom said...

No...my scraps do not look like that either. Of course if I had a great color mind, they may. Hmmmm!

Love all the patterns and fabrics. The Texas ones will be awesome and that Whispering Pines is really neat.

I hope you finish the toy one for the next Christmas Tour. Be sure to go over and vote on your favorite quilt now at http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2009/12/vote-for-your-favorite-quilt-and-have.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InsightsFromSewcalgal+%28Insights+From+SewCalGal%29t

Glad you are back among the living. It always makes one appreciate feeling good.

karen said...

I totally know where you are coming from when you tell us what a thrill it is to be in a real quilt shop....I live in a small town and although we have fabric at Ben Franklin (and it is a good selection) it is to die for in a real quilt shop! I don't live as far away from one as you do but I still don't get to one as often as I would like. My M J farmgirls took me to another small town and I got to see a packed quilt store out in the middle of nowhere...so they are really everywhere, some in more remote areas than others. I won't tell you to have fun, I KNOW you are!!!!

Kaye said...

Barb, I am so happy to hear you are better and getting back to normal. Its scary to be sick that long. I can just imagine how excited you were in that great Quilt shop. Now you stay well and have a Very Merry Christmas. Love Kaye

Karen said...

Girl, I know exactly what you mean--I live and work at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for six months out of the year, and if there is a quilt shop or fabric store within 200 miles, I have not found it yet. I just went "fabric crazy" when I got to my winter home in Alabama. Shopping online helps the need for fabric, but there is absolutely nothing like going into a fabric store.

Kim D. said...

Barb, Looks like you had a wonderful time at the quilt store. I remember years ago going to Mexico in the winter for 4 months, coming back was just like you describe. You forget about all the goodies you're missing. Love those Cowboy fabrics and the Santa pattern is adorable. Enjoy your time on the mainland and have a wonderful Christmas.

Debi said...

I love Thimbleberries also, and have wayyyyy tooo many patterns of them. They are all so lovely.

Rachel said...

I'm so glad to hear you're on the mend! And just in time for Christmas, too.

You did well on your outing to the quilt shop. I love ♥ love ♥ love the Santa quilt pattern. Love it!

Gene Black said...

I can see Tonya looking longingly at the Shelly and Sheldon pattern now!

something in this post reminds me that I have a package to mail!

Fiesta said...

Looks like you will be real busy when you get back. I love love the st. nick pattern.

Micki said...

I love the fabric Barb, esp. the Texas fabric, as I used to live there.
Enjoy your Christmas!
Micki

Nanabarb said...

Hooray for Barb! She's alive!!! :o)
Seems like you had great fun doing the 'States' style shopping, and you only bought a scrap bag of fabric! Patterns don't count as being bad (or out of control) cause they will help you use the fabric you already have. Right? Oooo those holly baskets are so cute.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Score!! You found lots of goodies.

Glad you are feeling better!

Julia said...

So glad your feeling better and your out having fun!
enjoy a bit of shopping therapy while you can..
Love that Old Nick quilt..

hetty said...

Ooooooh! Aaaaaaaah! You got some neat stuff there Barb! I love old St. Nick and the antique toys. Can't wait to see that next year! Have fun drooling at Walmart. I felt the same when I came home from Grand Cayman Island. But I had only been there one week!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh yippee you are better and what a great way to celebrate, shopping!!! and shopping for fabric!!! How fun, love what you got!

Pat said...

YAY...you're feeling better and you went fabric and pattern shopping!!! Yippee!!! I'm really happy for you on both counts.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Thimbleberries too! Love the patterns, love the fabric, love it all :-) Enjoy your city visit. There are pros and cons to all of it, but you know that.

Rhonda said...

Wow, you cleaned up! What great things you've purchased. Good for you....glad you're feeling better! Take care.

quiltingnana said...

sounds like a great store...have a great holiday

SheilaC said...

Barb, those Thimbleberries patterns will make beautiful Christmas quilts!

The antique toys pattern looks very challenging!


PS thanks for your comment on my Christmas quilt entry :)

SheilaC

SewCalGal said...

I'm VERY happy to hear you are feeling better. And very happy you checked out a local quilt shop in Texas, and did your part to help sew-economics in Texas! {thank you}.

My apologies if I've shamed you into making a Christmas quilt, but I do think you'll enjoy making & having one. Best Christmas decoration ever is a Christmas quilt!

Stay healthy!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I had no idea you were a Thimbleberries fan....you should have told me sooner!!!

I'm so glad you are having fun and collecting treasures. I do that when I travel too.

Smiles,
Kelly

Michelle said...

I am glad you are feeling better. I lov all the stuff you picked out.

Melissa said...

So glad you are feeling better! I love the scraps and the Texas quilt fabric, but I can't wait to see that Santa quilt all made up! Hurry, you have two more days! (wink!)

Linda B said...

HO HO HO, I'm so glad you are better!!! And I know the feeling when you walk into a new quilt shop. Our small town has three!!! but you get used to them.
Great scraps, patterns, you got it all and I'll bet you are just itching to get back to the sewing machine.
Peru had no fabric stores and I wanted to buy peruvian fabric. Guess you have to weave it yourself there.
Merry Christmas, friend.

solomi558 said...

The girl did well. I received a Kaffe Fasset book through the post yesterday.Quilt Romance . I t has a pickle dish quilt on the cover, I immediately got a bag of srtips out and started the quilt , thing is I have Kaffe fabrics and I cannot bear to cut them yet

nice to know you feel better--------cottonreel

Melinda Cornish said...

it is like sensory overload! Before I moved here, I was on Whidbey island in Washington and it was the same kind of thing....I went to portland lasthanksgiving and my friend took me shopping...it was like culture shock. I am happy to report that I have gotten over it! lol

Crispy said...

Nothing is happier than a quilter that helped in feeling better by hitting a quilt shop. I love the Christmas pattern!!

Crispy

Bridget B said...

So happy you are enjoying your visit. Makes me realize how lucky I am to have an LQS, a Fabric Warehouse and a WalMart in our town. Merry Christmas

scrappy quilter said...

Lots of goodies here. I love anything Thimbleberries. She gives the absolutel best instructions. Hugs and Merry Christmas.