Monday, October 20, 2008

Loot!

I thought I would show you some of the goodies I came home with after my day at the fair on Friday. All in all, it was a stellar day! I've been collecting art pieces for my quilt studio for quite a few years. This painting below really caught my eye from the moment I walked into the artist's booth! My husband and I love birds - we feed quite a menagerie of wild birds in our backyard. Last year, Junco's began to show up along with a few others I've added to my "life list". This picture not only has a Junco, and possibly a Chicadee, but the colors are my favorite - soft greens and yellows. It's a large piece, about 18 x 26 or so.
On the way home, I stopped at three quilt shops. All were having sales, so of course, I had to add to my ever growing project list (don't ALL quilters do this? - LOL)! I've been wanting to make a Christmas tree skirt - this one will help me use up more of my stash from the Christmas Cottage Exchange. And another Meg Hawkey pattern - I have lots of red and white stash!
Here are some more fat quarters which will be used in my pumpkin quilt.
These were 25% off! I saw the purse made up using a dark red silk dupioni and black and white yo-yo's. Hey - I have a ton of black and white stash! The drawstring is made out of braided ribbon! This will make a great gift.
When I got home, two packages were waiting for me! Anne over at Cottons 'n Wool posted some pictures of kits a while back from Jo Morton's Little Women's Club. One struck my eye and I had to have it! It's called Jo's Baby Roses. I don't remember where I saw this one - but I know it was on someone's blog. I also had to have it. Check out the luscious wools they sent! I also ordered the complete thread set for this. I can't wait to get started on this!


Check back tomorrow - I'll have something else I bought on sale - and another giveaway!

Cheers,

Candace

4 comments:

Anne said...

Oh great...now I'm gonna want that pumpkin table mat kit! The colors are gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

I am a bird watcher too. When the Juncos arrive here then we know it is winter. They are called winter birds around here just for that reason. You got some great stuff!

CJ said...

Oh yummy those are lovely finds! Everyone is doing a pumpkin quilt, and I'm chomping at the bit to join in, but I have to knock out my Christmas quilts first. I'm drooling over the threads... I adore thread!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

You are obviously having wayyy too much fun. What are we going to do with YOU!?!