Sunday, February 8, 2009

Family and Quilt Shop Visit

Seems like I should have alot to tell about since I haven't posted in two weeks. I must be spinning my wheels and doing this and that and not getting much done. No finished projects to show and tell about.
But we did get away for a couple days and I visited one of my favorite quilt shops. Something to Crow About in Springfield, Oregon. My MIL lives their too, with Joe's brother. Boots is having a hard go of it in 2009, her second visit to the hospital, first a mild heart attack and now Pneumonia. We are hoping she is mending, even if it is slowly, and will be feeling better soon. We have some big family plans coming this summer so we are wanting her healthy and feeling great. My nephew is getting married and the triplets, with mom and dad, of course are coming to Oregon for a visit.

Something to Crow About is nestled in a small strip mall, if you didn't know about it you would probably miss it. It is one I really enjoy, folky, chickeny, woolie, friendly...... I did get pictures!
From the outside, well lets say not alot of street appeal, but don't judge a book by its cover.....

Inside makes up for the winter blahs for color, creativity and talent.

Like their name they are in to Chickens, and I am too so I love seeing whats new in Chicken. This is a fun patriotic chicken.

They have a nice variety of civil war fabrics.
Lots of fun signs, and wool quilts.

Now this sign I would love to put on my Chicken Coop!
Their were these prim cats, chickens that were new to me. Patterns by "Sweet Prims" a company with stitchery patterns called "Sweet Gatherings". I have seen the stitchery patterns for many years but these next pictures show some of their prim patterns.

Isn't this guy fun, I love the eyelids, even on the bird. I want to make this guy up, even though doll making is my weakest art form. I get the arm on backwards and everything. Not fun to take apart a sherpa bear with backwards arms. LOL....
And these next two chickens are so cute.
Especially this polka dot chicken. Love it !!!
This cute stool cover was in the bathroom, simply made but so cute with the pennies.
This wool piece was so cool. The cat is so creative and there are many beads and other details that give it so much charm. Don't you just love this big basket of flowers, you could make it out of the flowers that grow in your yard, and the tongues around the edge make such a cute borders.
Now this is sad, look at my purchases, after all that I I walked out with some green wool, aged muslin and 3 patterns. They showed some stitchery on pillow cases and I am going to do some on Christmas pillow for next year. Love the gingerbread, and the snowman in the bowl. This little penny rug with the chick and egg yolks on the tongues was made up and so cute. I surprised I didn't get a picture of it. My BOM Sheep in the Willow is using the aged muslin so I purchased half yards to try on other projects.

I am working on block #2 of A Tisket, A Tasket , Sheep in the Willows and my log cabin quilt. I have picked my border fabric, it was my second choice, #1 is long gone so I am going to dye it with rit tan #12. It is more gold than I want, so I am going to test out a strip trying for a taupe color. I am going to applique a vine with leaves, berries and stars on the border.
When I get my blocks done I will post them.
I have been visiting and see many of you have your BOM #2 ATisket, A Tasket completed. I am so impressed with how adorable they all are......don't you just love Anne's creativity. I am going to stitch up a redwork block in my spare time.......I just want to do it all!!!
The weather is calling for a bit of snow, we will see, it sure has gotten cold. We went out to the grasslands for some dog training on horseback, I stayed in the trailer and knitted. lol.... Poor DH about froze in the 28 degrees and fog. It was 45 degrees at home when we left. The dogs loved it though and Pilgrim our TWH got some much needed exercise.
I am hoping for an early spring even though we need the snow!
God Bless and keep you,


Mel said...

Thanks for the quilt shop tour! I love to see where other quilter's go!

Carol said...

What a wonderful, wonderful shop...I'd be in major trouble. LOL!

Cathi said...

Now that's the kind of shop we need in my neck of the woods. Down here in the Carolinas they tend to go more in the batiks and brights direction. Think I can talk Dear Hubby into a cross-country shop hop tour if I promise golf every other day?

Carrie P. said...

What a great quilt shop. Thanks for the tour. I think the stool cover is a great idea I might have to try. I pray your MIL gets well soon so your future plans can take place and include her. Looking forward to seeing your work later.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh baby! I would soooo love that shop! I was drooling over all the pics - now my laptop is all wet! And that little chick penny mat pattern you got - I made that a few years ago and it is soooo cute!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your right about that shop's curb appeal. LOL I can easily see though that the curb appeal is all forgotten as soon as you step foot inside! that shop! It is so me!!

Fiesta said...

cute shop. definetly a quilters dream.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Carrie - oh my, that quilt shop looks darling. I'm not a quilter but I'm crazy over fabric - glad you had a good time. Just wanted to thank you for leaving such kind comments about my friends passing. I truly appreciate your thoughts. Blessings, cathy

Kaaren said...

Hi Carrie,

Welcome back! I don't know about you but I know when I've been away from home for a while, it takes me a couple of days to get back into things.

I'd love to visit that shop! Their selection looks great. Thanks for the "tour."

Regena Brennan said...

The quilt shop looks like a fun place to wander in. :o}
I think the next time I find myself in Bend I might have to find this little shop.
Fun things

Wendy said...

Oh how I love that shop, it's just the kind I love. Thanks for sharing.
Your new patterns are so adorable.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oooh I want to get the 12 months of kids patterns. How cute is that?