Yes, that was a hint that this should be an annual event! (snicker, snicker)
I was so busy having fun, I didn't take near enough pictures.
Sooooooooooooooooo, a short photo adventure:
First shopping stop...M and L Fabrics. OMG This was just one little corner.
It was so overwhelming I only bought two fabrics. Jeepers!!
The quilt show portion of the Long Beach Quilt Festival was okay. PIQF is usually much better and has much more to offer for your viewing pleasure. This was really the only quilt I thought was something I might consider doing. Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of beautiful quilts, the Baltimore Albums were stunning, but nothing that really spoke to me, ya know?
First two quilt show purchases...... A giant fat quarter bundle of Long Live Vintage by Adorn it.
I have three words for ya:
To. Die. For.
The second is a package of repro charm squares. We all bought one and we are doing a patriotic themed block swap. We will have some nice sized table runners when we are through!!
Second purchase, and I spent far too much here, was at the http://www.birdbraindesigns.net/ booth. I am totally getting into embroidery and I was about to order all this online...but yeah...no shipping!!
I bought a sampler and a few perle cotton balls and some ball bubbles (more on this in a later post), needles and some printable solvy so I don't have to trace!! I can hardly wait to learn more than the outline stitch, back stitch and straight stitch....all of which need some serious work!!
The ride home (Amy's house). This is an oil derrick island.
Not some schmoozy rich person's private island. I know, right!
Unpacking the goods
Denise making mug rugs
Karen, the bag making queen!
The Crafty Chicas
The trip went sooooooo fast. It ended too soon. We need to do this again!! Soon!!!
Thanks, Ladies.......it was a totally awesome 4 days!!!