Monday, April 30, 2007

Get Away

Ahhh, internet problems. I finally get a chance to get on to post...and I can’t get in! We seem to be getting more and more server problems these days. What a busy week. We had a great few days in Pittsburgh! Sorry, no pictures from our trip however. We were about an hour’s drive from home when we realized we had forgotten to bring the camera and there was no turning around at that point. What a pair?!? We really did need a few days away! Luckily for us, we picked a very nice hotel, with a fantastic huge jacuzzi tub in our room, so that certainly made for a very nice end to a long day, especially since you could lay back in the whirlpool with a glass of wine in one hand and watch the TV from the comforts of the swirling water! So lots of driving, lots of shopping, eating, and relaxing. It was a wonderful get-away.

I did manage to find one cross stitch shop, a very nice one called Teatime Stitchery and I found a few little things to add to my stash, the new book by Blackbird Designs, and one of the Little House Needleworks/Crescent Colors collaboration, pictures below.
The fabric is called Fossil, its just a small remnant piece but the colour was too cool to pass up!
Unfortunately I didn’t make it to any quilt shops, however Joann’s Fabrics managed to satisfy my fabric shopping.

We were back home late on Friday night and Saturday I spent the day in Toronto at the Knitting Frolic - more shopping and more stash enhancing, this time for my wool stash.

And Sunday was spent working on a quilt for Kristy’s upcoming 16th birthday. Pictures coming for that.....

There were several of you interested in the Spring Sampler which I offered up in my last post, so to be fair, I wrote down all of your names and had hubby draw one, and Sonya was the winner. So Spring Sampler will soon be flying on its way to you, Sonya!

I still need to catch up with blog reading....and see what everyone has been up to!


Barbara said...

Hey Wendy, it sounds like a good outing (and you certainly picked out some nice stuff to bring home!). :)

Michelle said...

Love the Fossil fabric you picked up. Isn't that Blackbird Designs book fabulous! I love mine.

Missy said...

Sounds like you had a nice time...a soak in a hot tub sounds divine.

I have heard that everyone that has the BBD book just raves about it. Might have to get one myself!

: )

Margaret said...

Sounds like you & DH had a great time Wendy.
Love your purchases. No wonder you just had to buy the fabric with a neat name like fossil.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, you have the best road trips ever! My DH would probably accompany me to 1 shop and then call it quits! I can not wiat to see what treasure you stitch up next!

stitcherw said...

Glad that you had a good time, and love your new stash, what a nice bonus to have from your trip.

Lili said...

This book looks interesting! And the fabric is beautiful indeed... Nice stash!
Take care, Wendy!

Annemarie said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time, Wendy. LOVE the fabric!

Mary Ann said...

It sounds like you and DH had a wonderful time on your trip. And, you brought back some great purchases!!

Lavender Rose said...

Hey, Wendy. I'm still on the fence about the Blackbird Designs book. Do you really love it? Can't wait to stitch with you on our RR!
Hugs, Deb in FL