I Loved the March Madness Shop Hop! I made it to 16 of 20 shops. Almost all were new to me. Each one had such a different personality. I made some new favorites, found a great place to drop off one of my quilt tops for quilting - I will post about that once I get the quilt, and of course, I blew all of my loot gathering up wonderful fabrics, notions, tools and patterns. Also I met Mar of the blog Pincushion Diaries. I hope we get to do a shop hop together soon!! What more could a girl ask for?
Oh, and I have been productive! I have already completed a quilt top, all from finds from my trip. I got a charm pack of Mary Engelbreit squares here, (one of my new faves!!) and some perfect just barely off-white for the sashing at a store in San Jose (that has no website), and the blue field with cherries for the posts here, and then the center panel here (which is funny because I had already cut and sewn the charm squares, the sashing and posts before I even bought the center panel, yet I "made it work" - as he would say). It is now 50 inches square,
but I bought a couple of more fabrics from Cloth Carousel in Winters (no website either!) that I thought I would use for borders, but now I am not sure I want borders, I may just use them for backing. . . what do you think? would you put any or all of these as borders or not??
I have a house guest this week. My adorable 7 and three-quarters years old nephew is visiting from Arizona. We are having so much fun. He is even sewing and helping me quilt. I don't think I will get a lot done this week, but I will have fun doing it! He thinks I am a great quilter - loves to sit on my lap while I "draw" flowers all over the quilt with the thread. He controls the auto. thread cutter when I say, "now" But he also thinks I am a great singer, so one can't really trust his endorsement of my quilting skills. My new LuLu machine is due to arrive tomorrow! yippee skippee, so I am looking forward to letting him try that one out. More later, but now I have a date with a certain small fry and a radio-controlled car that is a replica of my real car! see ya!