This blog was created solely to be eligible to join the OPAM Challenge. It is my desperate attempt to control the embarassingly high number of untamed, unrestrained and unruly "Works In Slow Progress" that I have inexplicably amassed over the years.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Being a Little Naughty Was Very Nice!
I was naughty in my failure to complete my project in time for One Xmas project a month, but I was having a lot of fun - which is always very nice! The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival was nearby in Hampton, Virginia so I went on Thursday with a few of my friends in my Quilting Bee. Mere words cannot adequately describe the experience! Visual overload? Amazing? Awe inspiring? It was fabulous, we didn't even want to stop and eat lunch, we inhaled our sandwiches so we could run back in and feast our eyes! Of course I forgot my camera. The vendors were a lot of fun to look at too, and the best part about visiting the vendors was that I could bring a little bit home with me! The bag was made by women in Madagascar, gorgeous - it was so hard choosing just one! 3 in our group of 5 each purchased one. The template was intriguing, I have a few projects in mind for that! The glue is actually a business necessity, and the fabric? Well, I was actually very good - I went home with the least amount of fabric in our group! Both bundles of fat quarters were such a good price and just so irresistible!!
On Sunday, the last day of the quilt festival, my dh suggested we go!! Obviously he is campaigning for husband of the year, and doing a pretty good job, too! We had ribs slow cooking in the oven so we could only go for a few hours, but it was wonderful. There were less people so it was much easier to see the quilts and wearables and to take it all in. I was able to see a few demonstrations, which sold me on the cans of 505 and 606, which I will offer my opinion once I get a chance to try them. I have quilts in mind for the two large parcels of fabric, they are both backings, 2 yards by 108". In terms of tallying up Stash Count In will be adding about 9 1/2 yards, not bad considering most of it is backings. Fun, Fun, Fun! Happy Quilting!