Tuesday, May 20, 2008

So glad to be back...

and if a picture's worth a thousand words this would be it....


I had a few paragraghs written about the happenings of the past couple weeks but thought twice and decided to just pick up where I left off and spare you the details. I'll just say it was productive and the time spent being with family was what I needed!

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Of course to diffuse and unwind between the family visits and chores, Sis and I had to do a little shopping.




These photos above are from the Viking Sewing Center and Quilt Shop in Ann Arbor Michigan. Very NICE store where everything was right up my alley. The batiks they had were awesome and I loved everything in the place !!!!


We also went to the Lake Street Mercantile located in South Lyon . Here's my sis holding the current Quilt Sampler Magazine with this store (and quilt behind) on the cover. The shop was nice but not geared to my kind of quilting.

The only other shop we went to was Wendys Simple Stitches (no website) in Howell. This little shop was really cute and a total surprise not to be expected from the looks of the exterior.

This was the take from Wendys. I loved her scrap bins, the wool one definitely provided me an inexpensive assortment to try and I found some batik cutoff scraps from a class sample in the cotton bin. A few flosses and a green print made up my purchase there.

But the main damage was done at the Viking store. I could have spent a couple days locked in there!
As crafty things go, I brought home a sack of dads ties along with a white brocade scarf with hunting dogs on it. Highly possible that these may end up in something one day.

Although I'm still reading all my favorite blogs, I've kind of lost enthusiasm for maintaining my own. I'm sure it's only temporary. For a change of scene, I've joined up with a new group called Stitchin Fingers , Sharon B set up and it looks like it'll be an interesting place. Here's the link to take you to the Stitchin Fingers Home Page It's nice to see some pals over there already so please join along, OK?

Now if I can just get past my funk and get back on track.....

Till then, Jane





10 comments:

Judy S. said...

Hi Jane,
Boy, it's easy to tell you and your sister are related. Looks like the two of you had a fun time!Which group at Sharon's did you sign up for? As I recall, there were several choices.

BTW, I love the wolf photo on your blog. Did you take it?

paulahewitt said...

Hello - welcome back! tell me those black bags arent full of batiks and stash!! glad you had a good time - talk soon.

paulahewitt said...

forgot to ask....whats that green stuff all over the ground - where is the snow?

Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks for the Michigan quilt shop tour...looked like so much fun.
Fabric and sisters...what a great combination!!!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Welcome back. Looks like you and your Sis had some quality time together. Miss Ya. Judy

Paddy's Daughter said...

Hello Jane, good to find another blog to follow, and like Judy, I love the wolf picture. Also love the pile of ties, I have a collection too from my thrift shop shopping, and plan to use some on the newly felted dog hair! Sue

sparkle jars said...

I love scrap bins! And those ties are wonderful! Thanks for taking us along with you and your sister. I enjoy your posts so much.

Life Scraps and Patches said...

Hi, Jane, glad you're back. It was fun traveling throughout Michigan with you.
I work at a sewing center that sells Husqvarna Vikings but we don't have any fabric. Sigh. Oh, well, I'm sure I'd never bring home any money, just fabric.
Don't worry, the funk will pass in its own good time.
Connie

Teresa said...

Sounds like a great trip to me. I just bought the Quilt Sampler magazine yesterday - finally found it at Books A Million, and had just read about the shop you went to last night.

Pat said...

Shopping is our way of keeping the economy going. It's evidently up to us to do it as I hear of no other group so dedicated to finding more "stuff." Isn't it great? Glad you had fun with your sister! Pat at birdnestontheground