Thursday, August 14, 2008

A short vacation for ME!!!!

I visited 7 quilt shops during my mini vacation. I stopped first at the Fabric Shack in Waynesville, Ohio. I spent a bit there...on some civil war fat quarters and a few 1/2 yard pieces. Then Saturday my friend Carol (no blog) and I went to the Knitting Nest..I'll show what I got there in another post. Second we stopped at Mammaw's Thimble in Knoxville, Tennessee. Wow what a shop...the front window is but a taste of the interesting folk you meet inside.

Here are my treasures from Mammaw's's quite a mix because they each have a special purpose. There are 9 yards of Kaffe for a backing and border to 2 quilts. A bit of civil war prints....and some older Fig Tree quilt lines for a Kim Diehl quilt I want to make...Oh! and the lime green is for sashing a borders on the Kaffe quilt too...and boy is it ever cool looking. I have already cut the border pieces!
Believe it or not 2 of the quilt shops I bought I swear. I did buy a bit at Loose Threads in Harriman (sp?) Tennessee. That is a wonderful shop. Just my style. We also made it to Crossville due to a slight navigation error that ended with us heading west instead of east. I think it was meant to be. Again I didn't buy much there...2 patterns that's it. We did go to another quilt shop on sunday and I made it to 2 more driving home. All in all it was a dream of a vacation.

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