July 14, 2008

Sisters and Friends!

Beth and Sharon at Sew Many Quilts
The day before the quilt show I was able to do a bit of shopping with a bloggy friend or two. They were both lovely and were bemused by lack of spending: only $5 in one shop and less than $20 in the other. But look at all the goodies I got!!
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I lost the run of myself the next day at the Sisters Show, only one quilty purchase, but a major one, a sterling silver charm bracelet and 6 charms (chi-ching...way too much money dropped there, but I love it!!)
Charm Bracelet

I went to Sisters with my dad and my oldest daughter, Aine, who ran around snapping photos excitedly of the first 30 or so quilts but lost momentum after she realized there were 1200 quilts on display!! We had a great time, though I didn't see anyone I was supposed to meet at the Sisters Library at 1pm, where were you guys? I did manage to meet up with friend Kristin for a quick chat, but hope to see her more in the summer for some kiddy playdates and maybe some knitting meet ups!! Dad wants me to mention the totally excellent parking space we found in a shaded area just off of Main Street too...

Here are a bunch of photos of quilts around town. Wish I had gotten a chance to meet more fellow bloggers. Maybe another summer?? Or any other Oregonian quilters that want to meet up sometime for a shop hop here or in Portland at the end of my trip, let me know!!
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17 comments:

Barbara said...

Your charm bracelet, IMHO, was well worth the spending spree. I just love it!

I'm glad you're having a good time there, and I hope you'll be able to meet up with more friends. :D

Ruth said...

Hopefully I can go to the Sisters quilt show some day - probably after I move to Oregon in a couple years! My DIL wants to go with me - probably my GD will go also - she has already designed and made her first quilt last December while visiting Texas.

kathie said...

looks like you had a wonderful day...did you see Lucy and Bonnie?
which was your favorite quilt you saw at the show?
Must have been fun meeting Sharon and Beth...sharon is just so funny! I enjoy reading her blog
Kathie

Jane Weston said...

Sounds like you are having a great time...and how wonderful to see your quilt on display....did you get to overheard any comments? I bet they were all glowing as you have done a fantastic job on it.

Jodie said...

I love your bracelet!! It was worth the slurge, a lasting reminder of a great time.
Jodie

Clare said...

I bet you are having a great time putting faces to names. I wonder what happened to all those Stashbusters? They couldn't have vanished into thin air.

Any chance of any pics of the DJ in all its glory?

Lissa said...

Love the charm bracelet.. I have a sewing themed one too.. got about 25 charms on it.. found most of them on ebay in the US.. bad girl that I am!!!!

looks like you had a great time!


Lissa
Australia

sharon said...

It was so nice to meet you and your Dear Jane quilt was so pretty. I'm glad you had fun.

sherry said...

Enjoy the bracelot. I'm not a jewelry hog, but when I travel I enjoy that sort of purchase--it is a wonderful memory token.

Thimbleanna said...

How fun -- you got to meet Sharon -- isn't she a hoot??? I'll bet she DID tease you about a lack of spending -- what were you thinking LOL! I sure wish I'd been there to see your Dear Jane!

Karol-Ann said...

Lovely slide show! Sounds like you're having a good time. (Gotta love shaded parking!!!)

Dawn said...

Shopping ...how could one resist..love the bracelet....Your Dear Jane looks wonderful.....Enjoy the show
Hugs to all
Dawn x x

Julie said...

I absolute love your dear Jane, what a treat to see it displayed! Looks like you had a most marvelous time. Hopefully we will get to go next year!

ruthsplace said...

Charm bracelet is wonderful!!

Gina said...

I stumbled across your blog and love it. I live in Silverlake, WA and and have only made one quilt so far, but need to make more. Question - what is the story behind a "Dear Jane" quilt? (why is it called that and where did it originate?) Thanks. Gina

faith marsden said...

wow I love the colours for the Jane Austen themed quilt pieces and I loved seeing the photos I want that horse its gorgeous and....gee I wish I was there so that you can teach me how to knit socks

colleen said...

The trip looks like a wonderful time for you and the girls. So glad you are all enjoying your time there.The blocks look fabulous.Can't wait to see what is going to be next.