The All New England Shop Hop is going on right now. You can find out more about it here. I took some time on Tuesday while near NH and visited 3 shops. We are running between raindrops all the time these days, so I was glad to avoid any downpours. The magazine is your passport and I am aiming for 10; the scope of New England is quite large, and doable in 2 months if work hard. I won’t be able to do that this year. But on to the goodies and what I did do so far!
My shop visits in NH
My first stop was Nashua Sew and Vac. This shop is very familiar to me, as I have purchased and maintained machines there over the year. A visit there for machine service is one of the best decisions you will ever make. I purchased a storage box for thread and a yard of the striped shop hop fabric. I heard that one was scarce, so I wanted to have some to play with. I have my eye on a Pfaff Passport 3.0 for a travel machine when I am done downsizing the other 2 machines, and will purchase there if I can.
The second stop on my journey to me to the All American Quilt Shop. This was a new shop to me, very cute with lots of great blenders, and some fun prints! NH has no sales tax…always nice when purchasing. I bought 2 yards of sky blue and 3 fat quarters. They had a goodie bag that had a fat quarter, seam ripper and some snacks. SO Impressed with that effort!
The final stop was my HandiQuilter dealer – Bits N Pieces. I am familiar with their shop – there is always something I need. I wanted more of the water fabric for the ferry pillows and bought 2 yards plus 2 other fat quarters.
Quilting on Hold
I do hope to sew again this weekend. I had hospice training Thursday and Friday and am also doing a little more PT on my ankle so I will be in good shape for Ireland in mid-October. I need to formulate a plan for our Bee challenge and enter the quilt before the 16th, so my thinking cap is on.
Coming Up on My Blog
Ultimate Travel Bag
Yoga Quilt #1
Tips/Tutorials on the 22nd
I sold one quilt never accounted for, and I purchased 6.5 yards on this little trip. Still in negative territory…but there is a Tuesday shopping trip on the 19th!
Fabric in this month: 6.5 yards
Fabric out this month 8.75 yards
Fabric in this year: 68.25 yards
Fabric out this year: 97.75 yards
NET Fabric: -29.5 yards