Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kansas Shop Hop

Hi Everyone!  I've been MIA for a bit now with the move, but we are in Kansas and in the house.  We spent a month in billeting (on base) and after about 3 weeks to a month in the house, we finally got our final shipment on Tuesday.  That shipment was the things we had in storage from California.  There wasn't much that we couldn't do without in that shipment, except for my washer/dryer and the microwave.  I forgot what it was like to have to go to a laundromat, so I was getting very excited for this shipment to arrive.  Doug says that I've got to be the only woman to get excited over a washer and dryer.  LOL

We've got the boxes unpacked, but my sewing room still needs to be worked on.  I say sewing room, but it's in the unfinished basement.  There is lots of room though.  I still need to pull the sewing machine out and get it set up,  plus put a design wall up.

We got here in plenty of time for me to do the Central Kansas Quilt Shop Hop.  I took all 3 days to go to all 10 quilt shops.  After putting over 400 miles on my car and putting my Droid 2 to good use, I made it to all 10 shops.  I, also, found a couple of yarn shops along the way too.

Here is my stash for that 3 day weekend spree.  I was on the lookout for more Schnibbles patterns by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. plus Maggie Bonanomi's latest book Comfort Zone.  I picked up some layer cakes and some fabrics to go with the charm packs that I had bought before.  Those will go to make some Schnibbles patterns.  I also lucked up at one of the shops.  They had just received Jo Morton's latest fabric line, Annandale,  a couple of days before the Shop Hop.  They didn't have any bundles, so I just picked out fat quarters from what they had cut up already.  I love this line!   Can't wait to get back to my sewing room and start cutting into these fabrics.

I meant to post before now, but have been dealing with more fibromyalgia flare ups since our move here.    I have a dr's appt set up for next week to see if I need to change my meds.  I'm hoping we can get it figured out why I'm having more flare ups now and having more pain in general.  After doing the shop hop for 3 days, I was down all of last week.  There is a Yarn Shop Hop coming up at the end of the month, and I'm trying to decide if I want to tackle it or not, after seeing how the quilt shop hop took it out of me.

I have more things to share of my shopping experiences since being back in the States, but I'll save that for another post.  It's good to be back in the blogging world again.


Quilt Hollow said...

Glad to have you back in the good ol' USA!!

katie said...

Dana, so happy you became a follower on my blog.
I am now following you.
I haven't had time to read your blog am on my way out the door to Bunco, but I will be back.

Gayle said...

Yay Chelle! So good to see you psting again. Did you win any wonderful prizes during the shop hop? Sounds like it was quite an event!