Friday, October 8, 2010

Road Trip!

Look where we went today!
Ryco's Creative Sewing Center in Lincoln, RI.
It's definitely worth the trip.

And look who we met!
Shellie (center) from Shellie Sews works here part-time!
And that's Karen on the right from Sew Many Ways.
Happy Rhode Island bloggers!

So, why didn't I take a picture with my BFF Janet? Sorry, Janet.

We had fun drooling over 6,000 bolts of awesome fabric and aisles of trims to die for. I bought more than I should have, but I'm happy. I started out with the green and orange fabric and ric-rac, moved on to some small-scale Christmas prints, added some stripes to play some more, waffle weave for tea towels, black gross grain ribbon for Julia, and the dresden ruler because they are "in".

There are lots of sample quilts hanging from the rafters of this old mill building on the banks of the Blackstone River. I love the strips in this antique quilt.

I'm ready to jump in and start the big projects on my list and some little projects, too. While I waited in the high school parking lot this afternoon, I crocheted two wool flowers that will be felted and turned into pins. I need to get busy on things I can sell at the holiday craft fairs!

Isn't that bag great?! Janet made it for me because she knits and I don't!

Ready, Set, Sew!


Janet said...

I had a great day shopping! It was fun meeting everyone! I can't wait to do it again!

Shellie said...

YAY! So great, Tina - loved meeting you and glad you had such a great time! hope you come again very soon! :)

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Loved it!! I had the best time. What could be better...friends, fabric and food. We'll definitely do this again. It was so nice meeting you Janet and Shellie.