Most of the people that I know, who shop at quilt shows, buy fabric. I may buy some here or there, but unless I have a specific project in mind, I'm not looking for fabric. I'm looking for other things. I'm looking for specialty items. I'm looking for...
Hey! I love this!! Lisa took me over to the table to get this. I stuck it on and wore it all day. I would have worn it to bed, but it would have gotten wrinkled. okay, so perhaps I exaggerate. But not by much. ;)
The one item I really wanted was "a boatload of beads." haha! Again, I exaggerate. I didn't come home with a boatload. I came home with a baggie.
I have a certain project in mind that could use sparkling trim. When I "rushed" past a booth featuring trim, I stopped when I saw $5/spool or 5/$20 sign. Each "spool" had a minimum of 5 yards. I stopped and poked around and selected five. Even if I don't use them, the cost was inviting enough to take the chance that I just might.
As I was rushing back and forth by the vendors (looking for the bead lady), I was drawn to the clothing. Funny, I should be shopping for my work, not for my wardrobe! This jacket jumped off the rack and practically onto my back. It's the right colors, and it's got iris. Need I say more?
I was actually going to leave this jacket on the rack, because I wanted the red kimono wrap. But it didn't fit. When I brought the iris over for purchase, she said, "Did you try the extra small?" hahahaha!! Of course I didn't try the XS, I'm not XS!! But guess what?!! I AM, at least for this garment.
And then, since I couldn't leave the show without a commemorative tshirt, I bought this.
I called my husband from the bus and thanked him for all of the new clothes. He likes the red kimono the best.
***Can anyone explain to me why I feel self-conscious asking someone else to take my picture for me but I have no problem taking a dozen pictures of myself? Does that mean I'm a self-indulgent ego-maniac? I know these would come out much better if someone else took them, but I get antsy when I give up the camera...Maybe it's a control thing...
Finally, here's something that looks good no matter who is behind the lens. It was dinner for our Sunday night College/Career Fellowship: Make-your-own sandwiches with croissants, roast beef, salami, pastrami, pickles, tomatoes, cheese, fresh watermelon, fresh-picked blueberries, homemade potato salad and Mother's Cookies. mmm good!
Last night's turnout was less than expected, so we get to have leftovers tonight. I'm so excited!!