Monday, September 21, 2009

Just doin' my part

My dear sweet friend Crispy has asked me to share a picture of the goodies I found on my recent trip to North Carolina.

The visit to Mary Jo's was the most productive :-) We just felt that we needed to do our part to stimulate the economy. The fabric selection was huge, and I found the most delicious array of Civil War fabrics.

And I also found some Signature thread that is no longer available in our area.
I used to buy this thread all the time at JoAnn's but they no longer carry it.

Then we went to the little quilt shop in Charlotte called QBee's. I fell in love with this panel. I don't usually do many quilts with panels, but this one was made up as a shop sample and I loved it.

The red background fabric was on sale for 50% off, so it was "all missions go"!

I also could not resist this cute charm pack with a free pattern. The shop owner told us we could pick out a couple of fat quarters, so I picked out the black and white ones. It was just such a pleasant shopping experience, and if I am ever back in that area, I would plan to pay them another visit.

Now if I had time to sew and quilt, I have all the necessary fabrics and tools I would need. But this is what my days are comprised of for right now -

Working on getting my son's school records finished and submitted for last year's work.

If you have a few minutes, please pop over to my Thrifting blog as I have submitted a picture for I Heart Faces - Completely Candid Photo Challenge.

You can also visit lots of other photo blogs. There are some really great pictures on this site.

Happy Quilting!

14 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your making me itch for a Mary Jo run!! I've been good too avoiding going that direction!! LOL

Barb said...

Love...Love...did I say love all your purchases

Cindy said...

Oh, Jocelyn, this is NOT good....showing me all your wonderful "finds". You really went home with some wonderful treasures. Should I give you my address? LOL

karen said...

You did such a good job shopping .My cousin retired from her full time outside the home job and is doing quilting full time now. It is called Heartland Longarm Quilting . She is working now to pay off the quiling machine. LOL! But she loves it.
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Allie said...

You got some wonderful goodies - I love that panel! Good job. Off to check out your other blog!~

Crispy said...

Oooo such lovely purchases!! I really like that pattern and the fabrics you got to go with it. Seeing these pretty things was worth the wait....I hate waiting LOL.

Crispy

Notjustnat said...

Thanks for sharing Jocelyn. The Civil War fabrics are so beautiful, perfect for my CWBQ I am working on! Great treasures you have got there - Hugs Natima

ivoryspring said...

Jocelyn,

Thank you for visiting me and leaving the kind comment on my "Sentimental Journey" quilt. The RJR Park Lane fabrics are indeed very pretty!

I love love love your newly acquired stash! :) Those browns are just so yummy.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I think you did an excellent job stimulating the economy in North Carolina. Glad Crispy got you to show us all your loot :^)

Terri said...

I had to giggle when I read to title of your post.....We all sure like to do our part don't we? You're not doing much to help me as I'm supposed to go near Mary Jo's on Thursday.....I need to show some restraint...I'll let you know how I do....

julia said...

What treasures you found! Oh, I need a trip to Charlotte.

karen said...

Thank you for the idea of changeing buttons for velco. Alot easier than making a brand new outfit.

Shirleymac said...

Great stuff. I especially love the civil war fabrics. I haven't been using them much lately but I have a whole stash of FQs. Panels are good sometimes.. and that's a really nice one.

Pamela said...

I always try and do my part to help the economy, especially for oh, so fun quilt stores!!