A Party Full Of Surprises

Last night my art quilt group had its Christmas Party at The Quilt Foundry, the shop where we meet. We celebrate with the appliqué group by bringing in dished for a potluck.
After yummy food and a lot of laughs, the shop owner told us she bought clearance items from her distributor and planned to have a sale January 1. Then she let us pre-shop the wide variety of tools, books and notions she had tucked away.
I’m grateful there was no fabric at this sale. I just can’t store any more.
I picked up three books, some pins, needles and floss.

clearance-saleI wish I’d bought more of the floss. I didn’t open the packages and feel it until I got home. It’s very soft and smooth, and I love the variation. I believe it’s sold as a sashiko thread.  Learning to tat has been on my list for decades.  Maybe the book will help me along.
That was my fourth Christmas party in as many days, and I’m glad to be through with them. I’m ready for some long weekends, quiet family time and afternoons in the sewing room.

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2 Responses to A Party Full Of Surprises

  1. sandydh says:

    I’ve been to the Quilt Foundry! I used to stay overnight in Maumee on my way too and from an annual event we had in Wisconsin. It took me a couple of stays there to find out that I was only about 10 mins from a quilt shop. I was only able to stop in once but it was a nice shop! I believe I also talked about it on one of my episodes. I bought a pattern and some fabric there that became a quilt for my niece, and I used the pattern again for another quilt for myself. So I still have a quilt that I use every day that you could say was sort of “born” in the Quilt Foundry! What’s the name of the floss?

  2. Denise says:

    I’m glad to see the tatting book. If you want some hands on demonstrations go to youtube. There are a lot of good tutorials.

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