Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Fabulous Friday At The Mothership

Yesterday my very dear friend Grace, from Maine, drove over to join me for a day of frolicking in fabrics. We went to the Keepsake Quilting Retail Store's Annual Tent Sale. Wheeeeee! We enjoyed perfect weather and we both filled a small plastic bag of scraps for $5.99 on the porch before we hit the tent.

There were happy shoppers galore, and my dear friend Sharon even surprised me as I was digging into a scrapbox. By the time we had a scrapbag filled, the line to get into the tent was gone. The parking lot was filled with license plates from "away" like Rhode Island, Pennsylvannia, New York, I think I saw a Kentucky, too!

We shopped 'til we dropped and about a hundred dollars later, we were ready for The Canoe, a nice nearby restaurant.

We were so hungry! Grace had their burger with home made chips that I kept stealing from her plate.

Mine was a big bowl of their famous Mac Cheese & Lobster! Yummmo!

For dessert, we tried to share a hunk of the very sweet and moist carrot cake, but even with the two of us eating it, we could not finish it, LOL!

This is what I photographed for you to see this morning; my loot from The Mothership. This is the contents of one scrapbag (plus a few pieces that Grace shared with me, thanks, Grace!).

I bought a total of twelve yards from bolts in the tent, and all Civil War, yeay!!!!

Lots of Marcus Brothers, a Windham, several nice Andovers, and a smashing Faye Burgos cheddar.

Most of these were $4.99 per yard with a one yard minimum, but some of the backgrounds were $3.99, and only one indigo that I had chosen was $5.99.

Grace was a very good Stashbuster, keeping her purchases down to only one yard, while I was the wanton outlaw Stashbuster in their "Wanted" posters, LOL!!! I'm terrible. I still have fabrics unused in bags from last year's tent sale, LOL!

But, you see, it's not a problem. I can quit anytime. Really. I just don't want to right now. That's all. LOL!!!
If you believe any of the above statements, then I have a charming piece of Florida real estate right over a large sinkhole that I'd like to sell to you, LOL!

Happy quilting!


Needled Mom said...

I'm a little green with envy. I would love to live close enough to visit. I think they need a shop on the west coast.

Auntie Em said...

I was thinking about you yesterday, and wondering if you made a pilgrimage to the Mother Ship. What fun!

Janet O. said...

Oh, sorry I missed this, Vic! I can just taste those handmade chips now!
Wait--that red fabric!! Where was that when I was there last Fall?!? It is an older red and my absolute favorite. I used up the last of it last year and scoured the internet for it. Couldn't find it. I have the last tiny bits on a design board waiting to make a pineapple ornament and then *poof* it will be gone. I'm glad you found some, knowing how you love red and CW fabric. It will be a wonderful addition to your stash and I know it will be well loved. : )

antique quilter said...

what a fun day, the fabrics will be made into quilts , someday :)
enjoy them.


Oh, so much fun you had, I am sure. Love the fabrics and good buys. Enjoyed the post.

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