No sewing got done yesterday but then again, no chores yesterday either!
I was Shop Hopping!
Ten fabulous shops in the northwest and west and far, far west suburbs of Chicagoland area joined together for the Fat (Quarter) & Sassy Shop Hop, running from yesterday through Sunday. If you have a chance, check it out Fat & Sassy Shop Hop 2014 Passport
There are some great prizes to win and a great way to get out and enjoy the almost Spring weather.
I had a blast!! I started a bit later than I wanted, had a schedule to keep and a budget for this adventure. The day was grey & windy but each shop was warm & inviting and they all had fat quarters for $2.50 each!
Of the ten shops, I hit eight of them in a day, covering 175 miles. The last two are more local to me & I'll be going to them later today, since we have plans for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow and I don't want to wait until Sunday to finish the hop. Some of the shops were new to me and a few I had been to before, but shops change & expand so it was good to visit them.
Here's a few pictures of my haul.
That big hunk of cream you see - that's Essex linen (55% linen, 45% cotton). This will be the first time I will work with it. We'll see. The rest are shot cottons or cross weaves.
Some new bright batiks for the stash, all except the blue - that's a shot cotton. The bar is a quilter's soy lotion bar to help banish the winter dry skin. I think I'm beginning to see a new quilt emerging from the fabrics here.
The top piece is a federal blue for the Daring Downton Debacle quilt that I was running short on. Love that tan Stonehenge and the bottom blue is a batik that I couldn't resist.
I'm off to see what the last two shops have for me to find. I'll let you know.