"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fun for Me and Fun for You!

Last November I decided not to participate in our local Shop Hop, because I still had at least two projects purchased the prior year that had yet to be started.  However, I found some laminated cards that listed all the shops with their addresses and phone numbers.  I said Self, that would be a good thing to have in your car.  And it came in handy today.  We made the hour and a half trek back to Baltimore for a post op procedure that took about 2 and a half minutes.  So I decided that we should make the trip worthwhile, and whipped out the card to See if there was a shop nearby.  Not only was there a shop, but they were having  a yard sale! 

Are you ready for this?  I bought 29 patterns for 50 cents each!!!!!  I couldn't decide, and for that price, I just kept throwing them into my basket. 

Single fat quarters were only $1.00, so a few came home with me.
Nothing like a little Quilt Shop therapy to make a girl feel better.  On the way home, we stopped at a new Wegamans in a neighboring town.  It's the first time I've been to Wegamen's, and it was pretty nice.  I found this on my way to the checkout.

I think I remember paying a nickel for these back in the olden days.  They're 99 cents now, but I had to have one.
To top off my fun, I scrolled through a few blogs when I got home, and found out I won this wonderful prize at The Raspberry Rabbits!

Now, I do believe this is Post #200 for me, so I think I should share the fun.  I think I may have 'accidentally' purchased more than one of a few patterns, Please comment on this post to be entered, and tell me what your favorite part of making a quilt is.  Do you have a favorite block?  Do you love to applique?  How about embroidery or crazy quilting.  Are you a master quilter?  Share the best part with me.  Good luck!  Drawing will be held Monday night, and international entries are welcome.

Counting my blessings...and my new patterns...Sunny


  1. Oh you're a sweetheart Sunny. I would have gone crazy with patterns at that price too. My credit card would have been smoking! LOL! My favorite part of quilting is hand applique. I'm a sucker for an applique pattern. Thank you for the change to enter your giveaway. Hugs!

  2. Hi Sunny.I was so pleased to read that you had managed some retail therapy amid a time that was pretty stressful for you....What a find..well done.I think you already know that i am addicted to hexagons but also like applique and cross atitch.Take care..Kate xxx

  3. What a fun day you had! I don't think I would have been able to stop at that price either. I think my favorite part of quilting is the cutting. I find is so soothing. I also like the finished product reveal too - ha ha!

  4. You are a sweet sharing your 'candies' with us - and I am glad the retail therapy helped you a little bit through this difficult times.
    When choosing a new project I like the difficulties it presents and the getting to understand and 'to know' how to make it.
    I am a beginner and all the techniques are fascinating to me. Have to try! I usually don't like my finished project as I often think the colours are not 'together'.
    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway

  5. Hi Sunny!
    you really have lots of patchwork shops there !! in Portugal we just have 3 and they don´t have yard sales! my favorite block is log cabin because the meaning of it ,i have a passion - hand applique and needle turn.
    what i dislike most is finish the quilts ,all that cut tiny thread -brrr!!!

  6. Hi Sunny. Everything is my favourite at the moment, think it's because it's all so new to me. I love the piecing, trying out new quilt designs. I love doing stitchery in the evening. Wish I could find patterns for that price!! congrats on your win over at RR...still think she missed the ending from the winners name though.... LOL. xxxx

  7. How lucky are you to have keep the list in the car and fnd this great store. I would also have bought heaps.
    My favorite part is doing the binding because it means I have finished and can make another one.
    How lovely to have a chance to win a giveaway.

  8. Those bargains couldn't happen to a nicer person... You needed the pick me up after all that has happened recently.

  9. Gosh,this was an interresting post:-)
    How great it would be to win a giveaway!!

  10. First:Congrats on 200 Posts+being a Winner!
    Second: This is a sweet+generous Giveaway!
    Thanks so for sharing!


  11. Wow, this is a great post on so many levels. First, the laminated card is genius! I will have to make one of those for me! What a great way to make the trip worthwhile (besides the whole medical procedure part, which I'm sure was important) Wow! You totally scored! I wouldn't have been able to hold back on the fat quarter sale. And look at all those patterns! Congrats on the 200 posts! And thanks for the awesome giveaway! My favorite part of quilting is the piecing. Mindlessly sewing small pieces of fabric together is fun!

  12. Glad that hubs is on the mend. Lots of cake and tea help!!
    We used to call that toffee Everlasting Toffee. Dont think they have made it in years...boo.
    That was one stupendous haul that you got there, very jealous!
    Your quilting is so neat, don't think I will ever get to those heady heights :0)
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  13. Choosing fabric is probably my favorite part. I do a lot of scrap quilting and a significant part of my fabric is gifted/salvaged. So, working with what I have is a fun challenge.

    It sounds like you had a fun trip.

  14. Now that was good bargain shopping Sunny.
    Not too many patterns for 50c or FQ's for $1.00 around these days..
    Julia ♥

  15. How fun to find a new quilt store that was having a sale! I think I like each part of the process, apart from cutting. I love watching a new quilt come together.

  16. Congrats Sunny on your 200th post.
    I like appliqué and seeing a quilt come together,i really like a lot about quilting though i am still only a learner.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun shopping,great buys there Sunny.


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