Loose Threads: A Little Christmas Shopping

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Little Christmas Shopping

Yesterday I went out to finish a little last minute Christmas shopping.  And, since the weather service was predicting somewhere between 3 and 5 inches of snow overnight, that meant a trip to the grocery store.  I don't know how it is in other parts of the country or the world, but whenever there is a prediction of snow, we need to go to the grocery and get bread and milk.  Now, it doesn't matter whether or not you already have some milk or bread in your refrigerator, you still need to make that one last trip to the grocery store before the storm comes.  I think that mindset is left over from those of us who lived through the Blizzard of 1978 here in the midwest.  It was frightening to say the least.  I have never seen snow drifts so high or heard the wind blow quite the way it did that night.  And, according to news reports the bread and milk quickly disappeared from the grocery shelves. 

Anyway before I could go to the grocery and the post office yesterday, I decided that maybe a trip to one of my favorite quilt shops would help.  So I went down to Greenwood to The Back Door.  I have been looking for this new Edyta Sitar applique' pattern for awhile now, and they had just got these in the store so here it is:
Then I thought that since I had a new pattern, a little stash enhancement was in order.   I'm not sure I have seen this many Jo Morton fabrics in one shop before.  It was hard to choose, but I did my best. 
Hope you are all finding some time to stitch!!!!


Milah said...

I love The Back Door, and you did a good job picking out those fabrics! I remember the blizzard of 78 and hope to never repeat it. We didn't run out of milk, but my brothers insulin supply was running pretty short and my mother was very worried about that. Luckily, we were dug out before he ran out....but just barely!

Barb said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh love your stash enhancement!!!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Love the pattern and the fabrics! I've been fighting impulses to buy pieces of Jo's latest two or three lines!!! They are very hard to resist!! You done good!
Mary Lou

Staci said...

Stash enhancement! I've got to remember that! That is a VERY GOOD one!

When we lived in cold country, it was milk, bread, popcorn and printer paper and ink. Seemed like every time we got cut off, someone needed the printer for some huge project! (and this was in the days when printers sucked down ink at an astonishing pace!) Popcorn is for my husband. He has an addiction to it! For him life is not complete without it!

blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
I think it was a good choice to go first to your quilt shop. Wonderful fabrics you picked up.
We have snow too, last night 25 cm came. I hope we have white christmas.
I think at the moment the best place is in the sewing room.
Have a nice day.

scraphappy said...

With all that beautiful fabric you'll be all set even if a blizzard does come. You could definitely keep yourself busy with all those applique blocks. I remember going out for bread and milk growing up in the Midwest. Now we have to get water and batteries before hurricanes hit.

Kris said...

Nothing like an emergency trip to the quilt store before a storm. It would be a disaster to be stranded without the perfect fabric or thread. LOL. Hope you have some happy stitching.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Wow, I love your pattern and especially your stash addition! I just ordered Edyta's new book from her website, love the cover quilt!! It was my Christmas present to myself. :D Be sure to post pix of your progress on the quilt you bought the pattern for!!

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