Thursday, October 5, 2017


I received an e-mail a couple of weeks ago from C & T Publishing telling me congratulations you won $200 toward any of our books.  Being the skeptic I am, I thought....right....just like I am already a winner, just do X, and send us $X and you will collect your prize.

So of course for laughs I went and put stuff into my shopping cart at C & T Publishing, entered the code I had provided, and it worked!   I paid about $20 because of course I spent more than my limit, and there was shipping.  This is my haul.

I got a color wheel, not that I have problems....well maybe I do, but hey don't burst my little bubble if my color sense is off by telling me.

The Ultimate Color Tool.
Foundation papers cause we all know how much I a-d-o-r-e paper piecing.

Some books on quilting.

And some fun quilt books.

Not bad huh?

Tuesday I met Kris of Kris Loves Fabric at Shipshewana.  Kris frequents the area often, so what is more fun than having a guide that is a local?

When we met she gave me this cute fabric.

Kris and I have a thing for text fabric.

Then we went shopping.

I was on the lookout for this fabric.  It is called Happy Owl-o-ween by RJR Fabrics.  Remember when I mentioned that I made a wee bit of an error cutting my Friendship block for the month of October? If you need a refresher it is here.

We went to Yoder's department store.  Wow they had a lot, but nothing that caught my attention, and no pumpkin fabric. 

We then went to Lolly's.  I bought some embroidery floss, and these.  But no pumpkin fabric.

RSC for October is pink.  I am trying to stick with reproduction looking fabrics and I thought these fit the bill.  I liked the one that Kris called double pink.  Then there was this  yummy text fabric. 

Isn't it just too cute?!?!  Yes I left some on the bolt so Kris could buy some also.  Um not to brag, but we got the first cuts off the bolt, it had just been put out.  

Kris and I wandered the shops, ate lunch...I had a BLT salad, it was marvelous!

Then we shopped some more.  At the Cotton Corner I purchased these.

Sewing tools in green plaid and blue plaid, and loved the batiks!

We went to the Shipshawana Bulk Food store.  I got to giggling they had this huge bags of lemon Jello 2 for a dollar.  Kris thought I should have bought the ginormous bag of bacon bits....cause every single girl needs 5 lbs of bacon bits right?  I did buy some dried papaya, and quinoa.  

We laughed, talked, giggled, window shopped, and had a great time.  Yes I took a picture of Kris and I, but no I haven't transferred it to my computer yet.  (OK truth, Kris is not so much).  Nothing like spending time with quilty friends.  Kris and I are going to have to do it again soon I hope!



  1. oh come on you are too adorable! sounds like a fun time with a friend.......great stash enhancements too!

  2. A great day in Shipshee! I love the fabric stores there but don't wander around Yoders too much farther than the fabric department. I love text fabrics too. Where does Kris live? I am 25 minutes south of Shipshee.
    xx, Carol

  3. Oh sounds like you had a fabulous day together--good for you!!;)))
    I love your text fabrics--they are a total weakness of mine, too...hadn't seen those (uh-oh!! ;ooo) I hope your weekend is great hugs, Julierose

  4. What a super fun day. Should of bought the bacon bits. Lol

  5. you really needed a day away for the crazies! glad you found a like minded friend not to far off

  6. Congrats on your "haul"....grin. You made some great choices. So glad you and Chris had so much fun!

  7. I would have been the skeptic too, but that is awesome. Congratulations.

    It sounds like a great day out with Kris. I love the text prints too.

  8. Wow! Lucky chose well with all those books and treats! Sounds like you and Kris had an awesome the fabrics you picked up!

  9. What fun! I've not made the trip to Shipshawana yet. One of these days......

  10. I can't imagine a better shopping partner than you or Kris. Sounds so fun! A little/lot jealous here. :O)

  11. Hiya, that was a really fun day...good to hang out with you my friend! And you are sooooo adorable, look out I have to find my picture to prove it. I think in my copy I have a double chin, lol!! I have much to learn of the art of selfies. :)

  12. I love Shipshewana. Where did you guys eat that you had such a great salad? Did you go to Jo Jo's Pretzels (by Lolly's?) I love their pretzels! We always go to the bulk food store too and to Yoder's Meat and Cheese. I usually pick up a cherry fry pie, my favorite! Good to see you having fun!

  13. What lovely things you bought with your winnings! Well done you! I bet the photo of you and Kris is gorgeous!


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