Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fiber Acquisitions

 I invited myself along with Kris from Kris Loves Fabric and her girlfriends to the Grand Rapids AQS show a couple of weeks ago.

We met Thursday morning, and wandered around the vendors, shopping, looking at the different displays, and just having a good time.  I know no pictures, bad blogger, and I have yet to get a pic of Kris and I together.

I did made some acquisitions though.

I purchased this hand turned oak stiletto and seam ripper combo.  I needed the stiletto I was tired of using my seam ripper to prevent my seams from going wonky, and using my fingers is just an accident waiting to happen.

I looked at fabric, tools, sewing machines, just nothing really caught my eye, except for this in the primitive gatherings booth.  A punch needle embroidery kit of a cardinal.  

Now a couple of years ago Jeff and I met Kris at Sauder Village for the rug hooking show.  There were also some needle punch vendors.  Love the way it looks, but I just could not justify the purchase because they are a wee bit expensive.  I thought this may be something to add to my hand work in the morning, and unfortunately as we all know fall is soon to be here, then winter.  So not as much time outside, more time inside.

I also saw this super cute pattern and kit at a booth called Heart Creek Farms Creations.
And of course I needed the tool.

Yes I also ordered a lap frame.  No it has not arrived as of yet.  I am excited to learn something new.

Finally I have some patterns that use weird sizes like 1/8  you get the picture.  I saw a post recently about the creative grids Itty Bitty Eighths ruler so I purchased one. 

 I haven't had any more fabric/fiber acquisitions in a couple of weeks.  I have been busy doing this and that though.   More about that later.


  1. sounds like you are getting ready for some winter projects.

  2. I am so glad you were able to meet up with us that day, it was a joy to visit with you! I also took no photos, so that makes two of us, lol!! Love your fun new toys, I will have to dig out my punch needle stuff this winter to play too :)

  3. I have a friend that does beautiful punch needle. Do you? I took a class to learn and the cardinal pattern is the one I selected. The class was a bust and I never got past the practice piece. I need a LOT more practice and the teacher was not very good.

    I have never been to a quilt show. I think I'll get to the one in Chicago sometime. I am always surprised that no LQS offers a bus trip to one.
    xx, Carol

  4. Nice acquisitions--love that stiletto--I need to get one...I have an old metal one that has seen its day....looks like you are ready for winter sewing...hugs, Julierose

  5. I love sewing tools. They are necessary. I bought a new 4.5" ruler the other day. My step father made me a hand turned, double ended seam ripper. I also got one from my DIL, when she was just my future DIL. She knows what to get me.

  6. That's a great looking hand made tool. You will love using that vs the seam ripper.

    I am always overwhelmed by the amount of items at a quilt show. It's hard to not buy it all.

  7. Great loot! We always see something we just have to have!

  8. Love the cute little cardinal! Makes me smile you are thinking of Winter and I am rejoicing here over some warmer weather and the first day of Spring. Karen, Hannah and Baa. xxx

  9. I bought one of those stiletto/seam ripper combos too! I bought a blue/green one though. That ruler looks great and good job learning something new. I will be anxious to see what you do with that.

  10. Some great acquisitions and what a fun day!!


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