My daughter and I went on our annual trip to the Mid- Atlantic Quilt Festival
in Hampton, Virginia. We always have so much fun spending time together, talking,
shopping for fabric, and looking at quilts.
We were not sure she would be able to go this time because of her surgery, but I did all the driving and there were lots of places for her to sit and rest. She did get tired; and we did not spend as much time as we usually do, but we still had plenty of time to spend some money!
|Some of the fat quarters I bought.|
|Vintage ticking, batting and woven pieces.|
|Lots of new fabrics, wool and thread.|
We are now inspired to be at home and start creating!
I am off of the road now for a little while.
I got back just in time for the ice storm we had here yesterday.
|Ice coating the trees and deck|
I brought back some other goodies besides fabric and wool. Trips are usually planned around favorite antique shops and other places I like to stop at. One of them is Lone Star Mercantile in Fuquay-Varina. She always has great fabrics, some antiques and wool. The wool is what I stopped for because I have fallen in love with Polly Minick’s new red and blue wools. The red check is what I used on my Patriotic Snow Ball.
I found this great old snow shovel there.
|Snow shovel from the early 1900's.|
It will be nice hanging in our stairwell and also would be fun to hang by the door at Christmas with a red bow
and some greenery!
The next stop was at The Collector’s Antique Mall
in Asheboro, NC.
It’s a favorite place of mine with
great antiques and good prices.
On my last stop there I saw this little sugar bucket
and passed it up.
I kept wishing I hadn’t and guess what? It was still there,
even though I had to hunt for it
because they had reorganized their booth.
Also found a grain sifter in great condition.
Both were 20 % off and they were good prices to begin with.
I placed my new little sugar bucket on top of my firkin stack for now. I haven’t decided on where to put the sifter yet.
Now it is back into the studio and back to work.
Snow and ice are expected the next couple of days.
Hope you are staying warm and cozy as I am.
Spring can't be too far away now!