I did. I finally met a fellow blogger in real life. I've Skyped with one before, actually, so does that mean I've already met one but now I've met one in the flesh, as opposed to, in real life? Hmm...
Anywho, I met Barb from Bejeweled Quilts by Barb. Yesterday, after giving her various levels of threats that I'd show up on her doorstep unannounced, she finally relented and agreed to meet me at JoAnn Fabrics and lunch after. I took the day off work just so I wouldn't feel stressed and I could have plenty of time. Then I was late, then I got lost (uh, yes, she's the one who's new to town but I'm the one who got lost... shut it). She was gracious and forgave me. I knew I liked her.
I plotted, too. I have the quilt along coming up, and I wanted to be able to translate necessary fabric requirements into easy FQ measurements. I figured I'd use Barb as a sounding board for colors and helping me pick out the FQs. That worked out for about 5 minutes when she then decided I wasn't worth the effort (I'm terribly unable to make a decision when confronted with fabric) and went over to horde the 50% off fabric bolts. Seriously, I didn't even get to purchase off one of those, girl is evil...
Okay, okay, I misrepresent, I did show them to her and then she went off and deserted me. Sort of... she did return and feign interest.
ALRIGHT, she helped me and didn't desert me at all. geez... what do you think this blog is about, honesty or sarcasm?
I also was able to snag these fabrics on sale. Great for baby quilt backing or, since I got hom and my dogs have tried to steal it about 5 times, great for stuffed dog toys! The polka dots are going to be made into an erase board for my kitchen. Thank you, Shay, for the idea. I promise, though, I thought you had stripes, not dots on yours when I bought the dots. It wasn't until I came to link up, I noticed you had dots. Don't care, still doing it.
Inchworm Fabrics, and see if any is left.
Lastly, before I forget, my goodies from the quilt show. All things considered, I did really well with "not spending". LOL
A book I learned about because the author was doing signings. I bought 2 and had both signed, one for me, and one for one of you (to be given away later).
A new cutter to create my own chenille. This will bring my baby quilts to a whole other design level, Lord help us all!
the Paintsticks and stencils, are what I found, by far, to be the most intriguing and enticing at the show. The possibilities... but I decided to let myself ponder it for a while. I'm not sure I want to go here yet. If you have some time, take a look. Let me know what you think.