Friday, April 22, 2011

Fabric and Coffee-Shipshewana Wrap Up

As I was straightening my sewing room today, I found some of the fabrics that I bought while I was in Shipshewana at the Dear Jane retreat.  So here are a few photos:
    
I bought a few different reds to use in several different projects.   I love all of these and think that most of them could work together in the same project.
Here is the new Moda Collection for a Cause called Faith.  This is mostly pinks and browns with a bit of red, but I think it is a really pretty collection.


I also bought a jelly roll and a bit of yardage of this Moda line called Origins by Basic Grey.  I love greens, and this has tans, greys, and different shades of green.  I just love this one.
My table mates at the retreat couldn't believe that I had never been down to the new location for the Rise 'N Roll Bakery down on highway 20 between Shipshewana and Middlebury.  And, they were right; I really had been missing something.  This is my second donut on the plate.  The empty plate held my first.....    I sat next to a lady who was one of the locals and frequented the bakery often.  I remarked that the coffee was really good.  (Yes, the half dozen box of donuts on the left is mine, but in my defense the bag on the right has cheese in it!!!!)
It turns out that this lady knew the secret to the good tasting coffee.
I'm a bit of a coffee snob, and I drink Starbucks whenever I get a chance.  The secret ingredient of the coffee at Rise 'N Roll is a sprinkle of cinnamon on their coffee grounds before brewing.  So I've been trying that, and it does give the coffee that extra something.  So give it a try, and let me know what you think.

The little coffee themed mug rug/small quilt was made for me by my friend, Val, from Canada.  I really love it! 

I'll leave you with a photo of this sign at the counter of the Rise 'N Roll:

I hope you are finding some time to do some stitching today.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and Happy Easter! 


17 comments:

Barb said...

Oh...what wonderful fabrics!!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Those red fabrics are gorgeous, especially the large floral! What I wouldn't do to get my hands on about 3 yards of it! I'm sure you'll use it wisely.

Joan said...

Lovely fabrics and a great sy8ing :)

Editfolt said...

These fabrics are beautiful. I would also like fabrics.

Me and My Stitches said...

Yum to all of it! Red is my favorite - looks like you have wonderful choices. And I really wish I had that donut!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Gorgeous fabrics LuAnn!
What a wonderful saying - true words to live by. Sounds like you had a great time on the retreat.

Happy Easter!

Vicki said...

Fabric-Coffee-Shipshewana: What more can a girl ask for? Love those fabrics!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful fabrics and yummy treat.

Happy Easter and blessings to you and your family.

Hugs, Carolyn =:-)

Judy D in WA said...

I added cinnamon to my grounds this morning. Yumalicious! It's just perfect! Thanks for sharing.
Love the red fabrics!

Dawn said...

Your fabric shopping looks very successful - and thanks for the coffee tip!

quilter74 said...

I love this line fabric!!!Happy Easter from Naples in Italy!!!
Claudia.

Staci said...

You snagged some lovely fabrics! It is nice to hear about what a great time you had on your retreat! Are you going again next year?

Brenda Kay said...

Those fabrics are lovely. I especially like the greens. I am not a coffee drinking, but I can see how the cinnamon would make a difference.

Cybele's patch said...

The fabrics are gorgeous. I love the reds (I collect them. The doughnuts look yummy and the saying is so true. Great post!

Margeeth said...

When you went to that retreat, did you by any chance meet a Belgium lady named "Fernande"?

Karen said...

Happy Easter LuAnn! Lots of lovely fabric. Nice reds are hard to find, but you came home will beautiful ones.

Mama Pea said...

I love those red fabrics! I am just in the process of mailing in my reservation for my guild's retreat in the fall. It's in Shipshewana. Psych!

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