Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Had to...and Wonder If...

Last week I was in a quilt shop looking through the Moda pre-cuts (just to see if there was anything new, of course)...when I spotted a jelly-roll of Shangri-La. Shangri-La is one of my favorite lines, and I've used nearly every bit of it I ever bought...so of course I had to get it! And then I had to make a Dresden block out of Patisserie since Stephanie's was so cute.
Yesterday I was at another quilt shop, (Quilted Works in St. George, Utah)...and they showed me a brand new book that had just arrived. Nancy Halvorsen is at it again; her new projects were just too cute to pass up--plus...it's never too early to start working on Christmas gifts. (You can probably see where I'm going with this... I had to buy it)!

This is the May 2009 issue of Cotton Time. I had to buy it because I heard there were a lot of really wonderful projects inside (and there are...hexagons and yo-yo's and great quilt studios and even whirlygiggles)!


Oh, and I've had to work on the "Baby Bloomer" quilt from Heather's new book Stop Drop and Roll because it looked so fun and easy to make!



I wonder if the food from the Farm Chick's book could just magically appear in my kitchen to feed my family so I could spend more time sewing???!!!
Have a wonderful day!

31 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sheri, you are SO good for our economy. Thank you!

Kris said...

Great day at the quilt shops!! I need to get Heather's new book! And I love, love, love, The Farm Chicks book!!!!!! And their blog!
Happy stitching.

Joy said...

Lot's of lovely goodies!!! I've been eyeing off some more jelly-rolls too ... not that I need them LOL, might HAVE to buy them though :o). I'm sure I'll put them to good use - eventually he he he.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Karen said...

I like the Bloom project with Cotton Blossom fabrics. Very good!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love "had to" days!! I "need to" find the magazine you showed, because I "have to" get it!!!

Terriaw said...

You are too funny! At least with all your quilt shop visiting, you are making things with your purchases! What do you think of that Farm Chicks cookbook? I have seen it at the bookstore, but haven't had time to look at it.

Stephanie said...

Definitely "had to". Good for you. LOVE your dresden. :o) If you figure out how food magically appears on the table could you send those fairies my way?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm gonna have to get that Farm Chicks book. I see it on everyone's blog.

dotti white said...

Sherri--I have been finding so many things that I have had to have lately, too. I bought some fabric by bernatex--the cider mill road line to make my home sweet home row quilt. I am excited because I am tweaking the row where the border fabric goes, since I don't have any, and putting in a row of apples. I think it will blend in perfectly. Have a great week!

Jackie said...

I have those days too! Sometimes you just gotta have and you just can't stop at one.

Julia said...

Yes, when you have to have it...buy it!
Love the fabrics..
Julia ♥

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Just think how sad it would be if you went back later and they weren't there. If you love it, take it home with you!

ferne said...

We need you to have more time to sew too...then you can supply us with more inspiration. I was loving the background quilt...was it yours or at the quilt store?

Kathy said...

Love your dresden plate...did I see this right; you made it from the jelly roll? I really want to try to make a Christmas dresden & if you made it out of the jelly roll, I am seeing possibilities :)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Sherri, all your goodies look like they are going to be fun to make. Crockpot and grill is the easiest to make time to sew unless that little fairy would cook too. Still waiting for her. Gotta check that book out. Thanks for sharing.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

w&v said...

V. here...
such a wonderful array of Fabrics and books. You are so lucky to have such wonderful quilt shops available. I am always having trouble finding your favs here. For Mothers Day I went to Seattle and my daughter took me to a Japanese book store and I purchased my first Cotton Time. Then I held it up for a photo with the Seattle Space NEEDLE in the background!!She loves quirky photos.

Arlette said...

Your dresden block is beautiful and I love the fabrics that you've chosen. You sure have quite a few projects going on at the same time. You're one busy woman!
Aloha!

Julie Isa said...

Hi Sherri! I have to have that magazine :) Where did you find it?

julia said...

Hi Sherri,
hmmm...lovely "have to"s! And you're so quick using your treasures...!
Hmmmm...but don't I spot a little "cheating"? ;o) Do you have secrets? The Dresden Plate is made of 'Patisserie', isn't it? You made another one with Fig Tree fabrics!?? It's beautiful! You're amazingly fast creating beautiful things!
Hugs, Julia

Nedra said...

Did I hear you were at Quilted Works yesterday? Me too! In fact, I was there twice! Where did you get your farm chicks book? I've been wanting one of those.

Sheri Howard said...

Looks like you had the perfect day, I too love that Shangri-La and used every bit I bought...good for you to find more!

Millie said...

Sheri, you got so many beautiful fabrics and I love the Farm Chicks book or all the Art from the Heart books. And how can you resists those beautiful Moda jellly rolls. I always ended up with more goodies too...so this is so fun to see another quilter with all her fabulous buys.

Brenda said...

Have thought about getting that cook book, what do you think about it.

Carol said...

What a fun day you had...I love the 30's quilt on the table...will you share the whole thing...it's so fun!

Carrie P. said...

Great things you "had to" have. Love them all too.

Dawn said...

If they show up...I'm buying the book!!

Lauren said...

When you get the food appearing thing figured out let me know!!
I'm pretty much addicted to digi-scrapbooking right now and the kids are lucky if they get fed!

Material Mary said...

I am a Nancy Halverson fan as well and I bought my copy a few days ago. Love it. Need a card holder and she came through for me. I have the Nancy Halverson Christmas shrine at my house....hahaha
Mary

TacyAnne said...

I'll make you a deal, Sherri...You come live nearby and I'll feed you and your family homemade goodies and meals every day, and you can sew to your heart's content...of course, you'll share your finished products now and then, so my house will end up filled with fabulous quilted beauties of all sorts, and you and your family will be pleasantly plump! Deal?

QuiltedSimple said...

Those are great had to purchases! And wouldn't it be great if food could magically appear?
Kris

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That new cotton time is a good one! Fun.