Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lots of Goodies!

I went on the Houston Shop Hop this year. If you are following my blog then you might be somewhat familiar with it. To be entered in the grand prize drawing, you have to visit 16 of the 20 shops and I barely made it! I was at my 15th store on the last day of the hop and it was 6pm (closing time). Lucky for me the girls at that store were so sweet and called the next store owner to see if she would stay open for us to get my final stamp, and she did! She was a very sweet store owner and had an awesome store! If you are ever in the area you can visit her here, very small store in a Historic city, birthplace of the Texas Flag!
So now on with the goodies......

First, some of the stores were giving away FQ's or little kits to make things. These aren't all of them. I still need to sort through all of my goodies. You also got a block pattern at each of the stores to make a Shop Hop Quilt. They gave you the pattern and if you wanted the kit it was available for purchase.And here are some of my finds! I tried to match up all my fabric so that I would have a collection. I am happy with what I got.
I really love the Black, White and Teal here! Its all FQ's so if anyone knows a good pattern for FQ's let me know because I am looking for one!This is my favorite find of all the stores! I am going to order more of this in yardage. I really do love it! We were looking for it at every store after the fact and couldn't find it anywhere! (I did pick up the pink dot at a later store).
So this is the next obsession fabric that I must have, and lots of it!!!!! Riley Blake Rainy Days and Mondays! That's basically it for the shop hop. To sum it up: Very fun, lots of fabric, lots of nice people, lots of stores, and very tiring. I am so glad they are only once a year. Next year my plan is to do it in 4 days not 2!
Another little goody I received in the mail was a $10 gift card and this thank you card from my sewing machine dealer! I thought it was very thoughtful and nice for them to send the card but to include the gift certificate too! They have a customer for life!

I also want to thank all my followers and readers. I did buy something on the hop for all of my online (invisible) friends so stay tuned as I get it ready. Just to give you a little hint: Think spring and Easter!
Finally, I want to leave you with this. I saw the sign on the way out of one of the shop hop stores and asked if I could take a picture of it! I just love it! It was so awesome that it was the only picture I remembered to take on the shop hop. I guess I was too mesmerized by all the fabric.


Luv 2 Kreate said...

Love all the goodies you found! That Riley Blake fabric is so adorable! Wish I would have been able to make it the second day :)

amy and the bad cats said...

that sign is hilarious! i wish i could have gone; looks like you had a great time! the black/white/teal fabrics are awesome!

Sandy said...

Love the fabrics. You have a good eye!! I do like the black/white/teal fabrics, those are very very nice. You can make something for your Mom (smile).

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