Today was was the day many of the ladies from our guild threw caution to the wind and went on a Shop Hop! My first ever...hopefully not my last, just not too often.
It was so much fun, a lot of driving, tons of fabric to see and hotter than Haites! The hottest day of the year so far. Did we let that stop us? Did it put a damper on the excitement? Oh, hell no!
We hit five shops in and around the Nashville area. Believe it or not, I have only ever been to one before.
Our first stop was The Quilting Squares. We were greeted with smiling faces and donuts! Then of course, there was fabric to look at.
I warmed up with a couple Grunge Fat Quarters and a few Low Volume pieces. Plans for these? Umm...no!
The second stop was the highly anticipated visit to Craft South. If you aren't familiar, it's Anna Maria Horner's new brick & mortar shop! My eyes were popping out of my head with all the gorgeousness! One day I would love to take a class there!
The yellow is perhaps my favorite color ever, Honor Roll ~ Misguided Gingham, a beautiful ruby pink Fat Quarter bundle and two others that I couldn't say no to.
For the third stop we visited The Fabric Studio. This small shop packed a punch! While I only ended up with a couple pieces, I could have easily went wild instead!
Echo and polka dots! I'm looking forward to cutting in to both of these! I'm a sucker for polka dots and this color combination caught my attention!
The fourth stop, I actually didn't buy any fabric! Instead I bought a quarter inch ruler and the ever handy Frixion pen. Boring! Quilters Attic had a wide range of fabric to make your eyes pop out!
Our last stop of the day was the most anticipated. I've been here before and have to admit it raises my anxiety level to the top! Stitcher's Garden. The infamous Stitcher's Garden! This place is packed to the rafters, I kid you not! Every think imaginable is in this space, notions, feed sack, batiks, solids, civil war...Kaffe, Amy, Anna Maria, new stuff, old stuff, red stuff, blue stuff! Not one piece of fabric is ever on sale, the fat quarters perhaps could be a Guinness World Record! The owner knows where every bolt is, if she has it or not and one of the only shops that rips their fabric!
I will say, this trip was my first in ages and I was pleasantly surprised! It was the cleanest I have ever seen it!
What I ended up getting was a few shot cottons. I couldn't remember if I had those colors or not. And two fat quarters.
These were not from the Shop Hop today, but I just received them last week! Super gorgeous!
Four new Peppered Cottons for good measure! They are so gorgeous in person, I could eat them up!
Long day today! The best way to finish it off, is with an ice cold frosty beer! Awww...the dog days of summer!