While in Chicago, I met up with Jennie (aka SunflowerQuilt). I took the train out to the 'burbs and we went shop-hopping. It was a lot of fun, but I forgot to take any pictures of the amazing shops Jennie took me to. She commented today that it's funny that two people who know each other from flickr didn't take any pictures while hanging out. :)
But I do have pictures of the great fabric that I bought. The stripe is for the binding for my Spooktacular Swap quilt and the brown paisley is going to be another skirt (it was half off!). The rest is just for my stash but I have a new quilt color scheme I'm thinking about it. It's probably really obvious from the color choices.
By the way, she could have set up a bed and left me for a week (or more!) in Tammy Tadd's Designs. It was just featured in Quilt Sampler as being one of the best in the country and I can see why! I walked in and I just thought she had read my brain about color and prints and the store is beautiful. sigh. I need to find a quilt shop near me that I love this much.
And now for the mail tragedy. I got a note this morning from someone in Traveling Threads that this is what arrived at her house:
...an empty envelope. I have tons of extra fabric to send her but the tragedy was that these bird blocks were lost too. I offered to re-make them since I loved them too and new fabric is on the way, but boy was that a lesson learned. I didn't tape over the adhesive flap and I guess the thing popped right open. I feel so awful, and I really hope the other 10 fabric packets arrive safely. Cross your fingers for me?