General Admission - $10
Fabric Purchases - $52
A Saturday spent with family and friends, old and new PRICELESS!
Yes, yesterday I went to the big quilt show in Long Beach, CA. The trip was rather hastily put together but couldn't have been anymore fun. Mother-In-Law sometimes works in one of the vendor's booths. I sent a text to see if she would be doing so this time. No, but she would still like to go to the show . . . . if she could catch a ride and had someone to go with her. Next thing I know Mother-In-Law and Sister-In-Law have made plans to make the 5+-hour drive (which turned into an 8 1/2 hour journey of road repair and Friday get-away traffic) to join in on some quilt show fun.
A few more texts and some emails resulted in a carload of Quilt Pals ready to take on the show. Add in a well-timed email from Dawn of Collector with a Needle and you've got yourself a day of quilt-loving fun.
I have not one single photo from the show. Truth be told, I didn't even bother with bringing a camera. As the show itself mainly consists of quilts labeled No Photography, Please, photo-ops are limited at best. That leaves more room in your bag for purchases. And what did I purchase? An assortment of different charm packs from Primitive Gatherings. Also stopped in at the Woolen Willow booth and chatted it up with the gals about their new magazine. It was just a great day all around. We got home a little weary, but looking forward to the next opportunity to go on a field trip.
But I would be a boring blogger if I left you with a photo-less post. Remember the tops from camp last month?
This is one now destined to become a pillow. It is the perfect size to cover over a pillow that's cover has seen better days. Just below the red is a sneak peak at the fabric for the back, a very nice match to the super-sized border fabric.
The pillow will live on the couch next to my quilting space. Another new addition to that space will be this butter churn.
One of the quilt pals offered it up, if I was interested. It no longer has a top or the dasher and only part of the bottom. Am I interested? Of course! I think that it will make a most delicious end table for that aforementioned couch. I just need to find something make table top.
Currently we are using this old and very crooked stool.
It is hard to tell from this photo, but that seat has quite a slant. Don't set a mug or glass that is too full or your beverage will slosh over one side. Don't feel sad for the little stool. It will find a new purpose somewhere else in the house.
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