Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Summer Shop Hop Part 1

I like to shop hop and today was no exception. My friend C and I headed out this morning and hit some shops I'd mapped out for us. They were almost all old favourites. Both of us are on a tight budget so there wasn't any over-spending, but we both got something we wanted. I went with a list and only bought what is on the list.

There is an official July shop hop with 15 stores in it. I'm not going to hit all 15, but if I can hit 8, I can be entered into a draw to win either aurifil thread or an oliso iron - I'd be happy with either. And, if all goes as planned, I can hit 8 shops this month and get myself entered. Today we hit two of the shops on the list and I hit one last week.

Here's what I picked up today:
Adorable Ann Kelle reindeers to make Xmas pillowcases for my nieces. I got the reindeer in one store and eagle eyed C saw the coordinating argyle in another.

A pattern - I've already got the fabric, just need to find the time block to sew in. This will make a quilt for my cousin's daughter, age 5.

Thread to make a knitting needle holder. I've got everything else to do it and I've already made 2 of the 3 I need.

We hit a scrapbook store - very unusual for us. I'd wanted to hit this one for a while to see what they had for stamps; I did some stamping with my nieces for crafternoon and they loved it. The store is going out of business so I picked these up for 30% off the regular price. And a good thing we went in when we did because they'll be closed in a little while.

Tomorrow I'm off to visit an archives and I've already planned the quilt shops I will stop in to get my passport stamped.