Thursday, March 26, 2009

Doing My Part...

Lately I have been doing my part to stimulate the economy! I purchased quite a few goodies at the Quilter's Anonymous show and today I had to go to the dentist, so I stopped at The Quilting Loft in Ballard on my way back and came home with a few more things. A few of you have asked to see some of what I got at the QA show, so here's a little show and tell of some of my purchases at both places.

These are some wonderful Japanese fat quarters by Shiki/Hauru Kaze. Click on the photos to enlarge them and check out the delicate prints! I just couldn't resist these and have yet to decide what to do with them.

Here is a close-up of two of my favorite. Check out the little bunnies on the right and the little birdies in their nest on the left!
This is a new delicate fabric/lingerie wash. Its not harmful to the environment and unscented. Years ago when I first began fly fishing with Mr. Squash, I couldn't figure out why the bugs went for me and not for him. I figured it must have something to do with the scented soaps, hairsprays, makeup, etc that I was using, so I switched everything to unscented brands. And you know what? I am no longer a bulls-eye for bugs! They still like me better, but not nearly as much.
I just love this pattern by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs! I have several charm packs that will be perfect for it and one of those nifty Clover Yo-Yo makers.
These wools came from Carriage Country Quilts. The two on the right are hand-dyed and I can just see pink bunnies coming from them! I think I used to have a skirt made out of the green wool second from the left!
I couldn't resist several yards of this fabric. It will make a great backing for a quilt.
And this is the yarn for my crochet swap! I ordered it Monday and it arrived today! How's that for service. It's 100 percent cotton in a worsted weight and the price was just right! Check out Elann's website! I'm so tickled that you are all enjoying my Minam River Wedding story! It's been a lot of fun to put on paper and there are at least two more chapters left. We just couldn't leave the Minam without a couple more adventures!

12 comments:

Sherri said...

Wow...you hit the jackpot with your shopping! Those Japanese prints are amazing...I've got to get some. And the Bunny Hill patterns is so cute...I hadn't seen that one before either! Maybe I'd better do my part to stimulate the economy too!

Linda said...

Love the Japanese fabrics, they seem to be extremely popular at the moment, and I can see why.

Darlene said...

I love all the Japanese prints I see around blogland but have no source for them. You found some sweet ones. I haven't done much to stimulate the economy is quite awhile - hmmmmm!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Such goodies. I actually think the japanese fabrics would look great in that pattern. fun stuff.

Stephanie said...

Such soft gorgeous colors. Isn't that line from In the Beginning? If I keep seeing all these wonderful things on blogs not only will I stimulate the economy but I'll be in the poor house too!

Kaaren said...

And I'll be right behind you in the same poor house Stephanie! I wonder if they'll let us back a truck in with all our quilting stuff!

That Japanese fabric is to die for Candace. It's so delicate and airy looking. Thanks for sharing. It's so much fun to see others stimulating the economy too!

Ulla said...

Your Japanese fabrics are very sweet, the wool adorable but most of all I love the colours of your crochet cottons!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love all your goodies and I agree with nanette, the Japanese Prints would look so pretty in the patter you picked.

Cindy said...

We all have to do out part..LOL

I did mine today - paid more taxes.....(no "LOL" on that!!)

Jackie said...

I see you got an Addi crochet hook. If they're anything like the Addi knitting needles, you're going to love it!

I can't stand scented "stuff" and I didn't know that Soak had come out with a scentless product. Thank you for showing it on your blog.

Your fabric is adorable! Can't wait to see what you make with it!

Carrie P. said...

Love all your goodies especially the Japanese fabrics and the wool.

sewtakeahike said...

You really are doing your part Candace! You got some bright new prints (yay) and some fabulous fibre. I love it all!