Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Home Again!!

I'm home, I'm home!! No ruby slippers to click heels together, but none-the-less, I'm home!

I had the BEST time in MD.....

On the way home I drove a different route than I-95, the way I went up. I think I learned that I don't LIKE going I-85...bleeechh! It added more time to the drive, the whole thing was at 10mph or more slower than I-95 and there was construction zones.

BUT! It did get me to Mary Jos and the Longcreek Mills thread outlet! :cD

I didn't do too much damage. I bought some shirtings for backgrounds and fat quarters to round out some color areas where I am falling short in variety. I really had to restrain myself though, because they had the whole collection of Charleston IV by Judy Rothermel, as well as the PA Dutch chrome yellows, poison greens and turkey reds that I love so much. I kept thinking of what I already have in these colors waiting for me at home and need to plan a quilt to USE what I have, and THEN go buy more. I really did restrain myself well.

I bought some Amish solids in various colors....they have a remnant bin and the prices for solids are always so cheap. I love how quilting shows up on these and I want to do some more Amish type quilts.

Everything is STILL in my car...I just grabbed my duffel bag with my clothes and toiletries and figure the rest can wait for tomorrow. I will post some workshop pics here so you can get an idea of what went on! These were sent to me by Linda Harvan who was instrumental in setting up the whole trip. Thank you Linda!

Also special thanks to Kathie for the terrific lodging and great meals! The bed in her guestroom is like sleeping on a cloud....it was WONDERFUL!

I'm sure I'll think of other things to post when I am not so bleary eyed!

A tired but happy,


  1. Great workshop photos, looks like a great time was had by all. We haunt the same stores off 85. Rest up!

  2. Oh it looks like everyone was having such fun! And I love that Pink and Blue version of one of your patterns (I can't remember the name). I might have to do that!

  3. Definitely looks like a great time was had by all! So proud of you for making a good choice on not buying fabrics til you need them or know what you're going to do with them. Progress! :)

  4. Looks like a fabulous trip. I see there is an 'action' shot of you ironing your triangles LOL

  5. I love to see all the ahappy ladies. And to hear that you had a great time:-)

  6. Thank you for sharing the picture Bonnie, how fun to see what a great time you all had. You have no idea how much I wish I lived closer so I could come along ...

  7. Wow, there's some serious scrap busting going on in that workshop by the look of it!Piles of fabric everywhere and everyone looks so busy and happy. love that pink and navy quilt, one of my favourite colour combinations and the pattern sets it off beautifully. It must warm your heart to see everyone enjoying themselves so much.

  8. I'm so glad you had a blast. as always, wish I could have been on the trip with you!

  9. great photos bonnie. where did you get your amish solids scraps...longcreek mills thread outlet? i'll google and see if I can find it...DD has moved to MD so I may be heading down that way for a visit sometime and I already sent my email to oprah

    cityquilter grace

  10. I love the picture of the quilt blocks, the white background with blue stripes. What pattern is that? It's so pretty.

  11. Love the 30's pineapple in blues and whites!! Good trip!


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