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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shop Hop

Well, here it is almost the end of the day and no blog post yet...It's just been a crazy busy week let alone today specifically. Next week will be the same or worse since I collect school taxes and tomorrow is the due date.

I had a little scare with my Bernina this morning, the first time I've used the machine in a week. When I turned it on it didn't do that normal buzz sound and the needle wasn't centered yet I couldn't move the needle like it's supposed to. I cleaned everything and even took off the cover to see if that needed cleaning. I was a little miffed since it just had it's annual cleaning/servicing in August but I finally got it to wake up properly. If it happens again I may need to drive the 2+ hours back to have it looked at again. Ugh.

Since I don't have a lot of time to post, I'll finish the Adirondack photos next week and I'll just show my purchases from the Shop Hop last night.

First I went to Mt Pleasant Quilting Company in York. Their charm was a basket block and they included York Peppermint Patties LOL. They have a scrap bin that is sold by the inch so I got a boatload of scraps for my stash. I need to make a point of trimming them this weekend instead of just adding them to the "needs trimming" pile. Maybe if I post that to-do item here I'll be more accountable? Don't hold your breath! I also bought two ornament kits.

My next stop was Chestnut Bay Quilting in Caledonia. Their charm was a star and they had Reese's Pieces. I had never been to this store so I wasn't sure what to expect but they have a nice selection of batiks and civil war style fabrics. I purchased the red, black and greys for one of my Houston classes. I had picked out a green FQ for the class and then a couple Civil War FQs when I found out that if you bought so many you got one free - I had no problem picking another :)

I might go to another shop tonight if I can get my tax work done lickety split. We shall see...


Lauren Sgranfetto said...

Ahhhh…shopping! Makes me all warm inside!
I'm working at QD on Saturday- maybe I'll see you?
Happy sewing-

Janet O. said...

I gather each shop has a different charm. Fun idea. Shop hopping is one of my favorite things to do!
Lovely fabrics, Sarah!

Denise :) said...

I'm so jealous! (in a happy-for-you, friendly way; LOL!) Looks like you had a blast! The charms are cute, too -- you done good, Sarah! :)