Friday, May 11, 2012

Some New Stuff


I told you all the other day that I was going to Nashua, NH to A Quilter's Sampler. There were no quilts to see. There were vendors and classes to take. My friend, Mary Rose, and I decided it would be fun to visit the vendors. We both got the day off from work and decided to leave mid-morning. We got there around 11AM. There was one room set up for the vendors. It wasn't very big at all. There were only about 7 or 8 vendors set up and 2 of them sold sewing machines. Neither one of us is interested in buying a sewing machine right now. One vendor sold fancy handled seam rippers and awls. Interesting, but we wanted fabric! I ended up buying a scrap pattern and a book from a store I go to very frequently! The owner actually knows me and we chatted for awhile.
The book has some great patterns to use with either sized twister ruler. I love the twister! I'm actually working on a pattern I sort of came up with. I'll show you when the top is done. This pattern seemed like another great way of using up various sizes of scraps in our stash. The pattern reminds me of a log cabin.

Mary Rose and I wanted to do more shopping so we found a shop near the show and I bought this fabric.
I bought this fabric so I can make more tote bags. The tote bags I make look so good with a striped bottom and the other fabrics coordinate so well. I just couldn't resist!

I'm working tomorrow but I actually have everything all set for my mom for Mother's Day. I took her shopping yesterday and I bought her a new pair of shoes. I've also bought her a couple of books and made her a mug rug.

My mom loves quilts but usually isn't too excited about quilted accessories. I thought this would be so cute to have next to her in the family room. She and my dad practically live in that room. It would look adorable in there and she'd have a nice place to put her tea mug on. I hope she likes it!

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  1. Those are great patterns, Rosemary! The fabrics are so lovely and you'll definitely have a few great looking totes! Love the colours and design of your mom's mug rug. She'll love it, I'm sure. Wishing you a Hppy Mother's Day, Rosemary =)

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you too! I always have fun going to quilt events and always manage to find something to buy! Always a good time!

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  2. I love the fabric!! the colors coordinate so well together! Your Mother will love the mug rug. Aren't they so fun to make! I think I need to make some more. :) I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. I love to make mug rugs! They are cute and fast! You still get that feeling of accomplishment! Have a Happy Mother's Day!!

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  3. It seem like you have a nice outting for the day. I love the coordinating fabrics you brought. It will make a nice tote.

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    1. I'll post the tote bag when I make it. Not for awhile though! I have so much stuff to finish up!

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  4. How disappointing not to have a slew of vendors at a show. You came away with some great patterns. I love your choice of fabric combinations.

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    1. It was disappointing. We walked into the room and said, "That's it??" I still bought some nice stuff so it turned out okay!

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    2. We were a little surprised at the lack of vendors. I did end up buying some nice stuff so it all worked out!

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  5. Sorry there weren't more vendors. Must have been a little disappointing, but at least you still came away with some fun goodies. I love the look of that stash pattern.

    Happy Mother's Day, my friend!

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    1. I will show you what I bought next time I see you!!
      Happy Mother's Day to you! My kids are working on some secret menu! Hope it's good!

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  6. I don't have the Twister book but I LOVE the rulers and have come up with several projects on my own. Let us know if you think the book is worth it.

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  7. Happy Mom's Day, Rosemary; of course I LOVE that Rose print fabric--yummy!! The mug rug looks great--I am sure she'll love it. No vendors? Especially when you go to a show--planning and expecting to B U Y !! :--(((

    I didn't know there was a Twister book out there--will have to check that out....Like the patterns too....Julierose

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    1. The Twister book has some neat ideas in it. I'll let you know if my mom likes the mug rug. I really liked how it came out.
      Happy Mother's Day, Julierose!!

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  8. Sounds like a fun day for you and your friend. The fabrics will look great in your tote bag. I haven't tried the twister ruler yet but several of my friends love it! Enjoy your Mother's Day.

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    1. The Twister ruler is so much fun! You should give it a try! I really like the look of the finished block.
      Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

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  9. Glad you and your friend were able to make the best of your day! Your new fabric is so pretty and will make wonderful bags! Happy Mother's Day!

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  10. I love the fabrics you purchased! So pretty!!

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