Sunday, May 4, 2014

Heart of the Valley Shop Hop

Friday and Saturday I traveled the central valley of California to participate in the Heart of the Valley Shop Hop with two friends.  It was our usual 1 1/2 days of visiting quilt shops and having a great time in the car between stops.
Each shop gives a gift to participants along with a pattern.

I didn't have a theme for purchases this year.  That always helps me to focus
quickly when we enter each shop.  This year I just wandered around.  I found
a few kits on sale but also purchases a machine embroidery design and two new
rulers:  Bloc-Loc which will be very helpful with 1/2 square triangles and Quick
Curve Ruler to use with a pattern I purchased.

The same group will be traveling the Central Coast (California) Shop Hop in 4 weeks.  If you haven't participated in a shop hop, find one in your area, get a group of friends together, and GO.  They are fun!

When I got home Saturday evening I pinned my Celtic Solstice mystery.  I meant to start the ditch quilting today, but our local hardware store had a sale in their garden section so I had to plant my purchases.  My eyes were bigger than my flower beds.  I still have two pony packs to put somewhere.

Thanks for checking in.

3 comments:

  1. It looks like you got some great stuff. I hope you get that ruler figured out. Because I had a difficult time piecing the blocks together. Maybe you can show me the correct way to do it.

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  2. Looking forward to the coastal hop! It's fun to see the pictures of what you got, I forgot you bought all those kits. Awesome fun! Thank you!

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  3. Looks like you found some great buys!

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