Thursday, October 1, 2009

Shoptoberfest Day 1

With maps in hand, routes fine tuned and plans made I made my way out the door at 8am. My first stop was Creekside Fabrics, Quilts & Yarns. What a great shop!!!  I was a half hour early so I passed it going into Arcade and said "Hmmm, It's open!" but I felt funny showing up that early so I continued driving and stopped at Mickey D's for a sausage biscuit and to slow down a bit.  I park out back and walk in and "ShopHop????"    and I said "Yeeessss......"   kinda unsure. "Well, You're our first arrival. Can I take your picture?"  Sure...
What a great shop Sandy has!!!  I love her fabrics, spirit and the goodybag is to die for; a pattern, seam ripper, needles, chocolate, crackers,and coupon. WOW...  no one of the other shops have topped that. 
goody bag

From there I traveled to University at Buffalo to see Eric and to take him to lunch at Walden Galaria Mall.  He looks bushed. Then it was a hike to Lockport (very Northside) to Heartland Quilt Shop. Also, a very nice shop. They demonstrated a tool called Triangulations it is a $30 cdrom where you print up in any size half square. You just sew along the dotted lines and presto your finished with tons of perfect triangle squares.

In Medina, The Whole Nine Yards, is a fabulous antique/country quilt store. Great ideas and samples were on display. I bought 10 fat quarters there and 1 free. I just couldnt decide so that is when I fat quarter it...

Onward to Home. In Spencerport is Betty's Quilting Store and I bought the fabric I have been eyeing for months. It was moved and I was frantic. I do not like it when they move fabric around. I just felt like I had to buy what I wanted for the "Phoebe" pattern in Easy Quilts magazine. So its a start anyway.  And I also bought fat quarters but I thought they were on sale but not so big mistake on my part. $15 more spent...yikes. Oh well, I really love this print. And now I am resting up for tomorrow.... (after job interview) and Saturday (whatever I do not accomplish) Whewwww!!!!


  1. what great fabrics you got there! My friend Suzette (swooze) has been making that pattern you got! Do you read her blog?

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Love what you've bought so far. Good luck with the interview

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  3. You did a great job of taking us along on your shop-hop! love those fabrics! can't wait to see the finished product...

  4. Interview? You will have to catch me up when I get back. Love what you bought!

  5. Isn't it exciting being a special customer in a shop? :)

    Hear anything about the interview yet? And great purchases!! I'm so late in commenting because I can't post comments on your blog at work or on my phone. :(