Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stash Report & Gardening

Used since last report:       0.00 yards
Used year to Date:            31.00 yards
Added since last report:     4.50 yards
Added Year to Date:          19.00 yards
Net Used for 2013:             12.00 yards

Finished the center of my string diamond quilt, but need to add the borders yet. It just seems like I haven't had time to sew lately. Would like to start reporting some yardage used. 

Tuesday was my machine embroidery club meeting and then I had lunch with my friend Maureen. She lost her mother and has a lot on her plate, so it was nice to have some time to visit.

Thursday, my Featherweight Club met for shopping and lunch. I was not able to meet them at SR Harris in Minneapolis but did meet everyone for lunch and a visit to Millie P's Quilt Shop in Anoka. The lunch was fabulous at "Truffles & Dessert Cafe." The cafe has won awards for their sinfully delicious desserts. The soups, salads and quiche were great as well. There were eleven of us, so we put the poor cafe in a bind, but they survived all of us.

Fabric from Millie P's

I did purchase a pattern and some fabric at Millie P's. They were a "necessary" addition!!  Ya, Right!!!  LOL  The pattern will be a fun basket project that will use up some of my batting scraps and 2 1/2" strips. The shop is so light and bright and makes me smile.

A couple of ladies mentioned a quilt shop that I could stop at on my way home. It is a fairly new shop and I had never been there. It is called "The Noble Quilter" located in Elk River, MN.  Course, I found the cutest lady bug fabric that I just had to have. LOL

Two fabrics on left were purchased at Country Fabrics and Lady Bugs are from The Noble Quilter
My daughters came home on Thursday evening for the weekend and Mother's Day. We went to Brainerd on Friday and window shopped at some antique stores and had lunch at Christmas Point. (Are you seeing a trend of shopping and eating???) Again the lunch was good and they also have some wonderful desserts. What is nice with my girls, we order several desserts and share. Then we are able to try several different desserts. After lunch, I visited Country Fabrics and enhanced my stash some more with a couple of pieces of fabric. I am having fun petting my purchases.

On May 1st, I started my straw bale garden ( This is the first time that I have tried this type of gardening. Right now I am conditioning my ten bales of straw and hope to start planting by the end of the week. It has been so cold that the weather has slowed the process.  Supposedly, we could get to 90 degrees on Tuesday and the rest of the week will be in the seventies.

The week has been a fun week and I always enjoy when all my children are home. My son supplied steaks for Friday evening which we did on the grill, and then some pepper bacon for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Food again!! LOL

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!!

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  1. It sure looks like you had a lot of fun with your friends!!! That's one of the things I love most about quilting - so many friends come with the territory :*) Great additions to your stash too - yum!!!

    1. Yes, they are all great ladies and it was such a fun day. We can't let the stash get too low!!! LOL

  2. How sweet to be out and about now that the weather allows it. and shopping new quilt shops is a spring "must!"

    1. Oh Vic, It was ever so nice. Especially since Spring was a long time coming. The fabrics at Millie P's were absolutely fabulous. The also had some Civil War fabrics that you would have like.d