Friday, October 25, 2013

Sew or Buy?

There's a shop hop going on in my neck of the woods.  Lucky for me, there is no shortage of fabric shops in Utah!  The hops are a big deal.  This one had 17 shops along a 100 mile stretch of I-15.  I participated last spring, but didn't make it that far.  If you go to all the shops you can register for some pretty incredible prizes.  Like, a couple of $1500 sewing machines!  Plus there are giveaways, prizes, and discounts at each shop.  

I spent Wednesday afternoon going to a few of the shops in my immediate area.  I also stopped in at a store not on the hop, only to discover that they are closing because the owners are retiring.  They had a huge selection, so it's a shop I'll really miss.  Here's what I picked up:

I planned on hitting up some of the shops south of me on Thursday afternoon, but when I started pairing the new fabrics with things in my stash, I decided it would be more fun to actually SEW instead of buy more fabric.  Ever had that dilemma?  It was a tough choice, and I debated about it all day!  Isn't that ridiculous?!?

Now I've got a pretty stack of economy blocks that need some trimming, and a whole pile more to make.  

After the last swap, another participant and I discovered we admired each other's blocks and had similar taste, so we decided to do a side swap with each other.  Some of these are for her.  HI GINA!  Gina is a paper-piecing wiz.  Check out her recent finish here!  I adore the sleeping beauty block.  

Later today, I'm headed up north to visit Jenni!  HOORAY!  I can't wait to see my big sissy and her darling girlies. (And Seth, too.)

Hope you have something fun planned this weekend.  :)

XOXOX- Pinspot


  1. If that is the most difficult question of the day, it's a GOOD day. :)

  2. wow, i was completely admiring your pretty fabric piles and then you you showed your blocks and i got really giddy! Your blocks are amazing; so pretty!!! You have a lot of fun in Utah between fabric shop hops and estate sales!!!

  3. Cute blocks!! And wish I could've been there, either one sounds fun!

  4. You have such a great fabric stash, I say SEW! I love your FPP blocks, especially the beach!