There are just a few things to tidy up here on the blog before we close off this part of the holiday. First, photos of a table runner that had to remain super top secret while it was being made:
I made this for my mom after loving the Modern Christmas Table Runner swap hosted by Susan at Canadian abroad. So, I just kept stitching and made one as a gift too. If I could do it again, I would not use the light colored prints at the star corners as you loose a bit of contrast that makes the star pop. Beyond that, I am happy. More importantly, Mom is happy.
(PS - you'll have to forgive me for the photo - I am not at my computer and I am using software that I am not at all used to. For the life of me I can't import this photo rotated at 90 degrees so that its hanging! Arg! Back to my computer tomorrow....)
No trip to the US is complete without a bit of fabric shopping. I didn't go really nuts, but of course I have goodies to bring home....
Four Echo FQs. I wanted more, but the shop only had 4 bolts from the 20 print line. It will be like a scavenger hunt trying to find the rest as I have not seen them in Irish shops :)
Variety of FQs that just made me happy. A little Riley Blake, Michael Miller (I think) and Joel Dewberry.
Quarter yard cuts of Kona and Moda solids for a quilt I have in mind. I needed a light, medium and dark of red, yellow, blue, green, orange and gray to go with the Kona white background. I think these will work. I am actually in love with them. The only thing that makes me sad is this shop is filled with fabric rippers. I hate that. Hate the little hangy-off threads that get tangled and the off kilter piece you receive. I'll get over it.
And finally. The shopping extravaganza that will actually break my back going home....six (yes, SIX) yards of Warm and White. What was I thinking!?!? I wanted to buy some to make two design walls in my new quilting space, so it was going to happen some time. Here, though, it was on a crazy sale so I saved tons of cash. And it's hard to find Warm and White near me. So I couldn't say no.
That's the shopping news, ladies! Now I just have to squash it all into my suitcase!