Economy Block Quilt

Back in February I decided to start an economy block quilt to use up fabric from my stash. I am pleased to say it only took me until the end of March to finish, quilt and bind it and I’ve been using it as a 60×60 inch lap quilt ever since. I started a new quilt shortly after using sawtooth stars, but I’m still working on that one on and off. There is something so satisfying though about using up small amounts of stash fabric to create a colorful quilt.
You can find a free paper piecing economy block here in 2,3, and 4inch finished blocks.

Molly’s Birthday Trip

At the end of May Molly and I took a mini roadtrip for her birthday to Harrisburg PA. Our first stop was at the Doll Museum. I’m not sure how Molly found it online, but I had never heard of it so I tried not to get my hopes up. Well guess what, it was amazing! I believe it was $5 to get in, and well worth many dolls! If you are a fan of dolls and ever near Harrisburg I recommend checking it out.
Lunch was at Tomato Pie Cafe, while we have both been to the location in Litiz PA a few times, this was our first time visiting the one in Harrisburg. Now if only they’d open a location in our town.
After lunch we headed to Carlisle PA for antique shopping and birthday dessert. At the antique mall where we each found a few items. Next door was a little European food market so we stopped in, and bought some kinder eggs and other goodies.
We had coffee and cake (and macarons to go) at Helena’s Chocolate Cafe & Creperie. We also stopped in the cutest candy shop Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy. I actually have had their website bookmarked on my computer for awhile, so it was fun to stumble upon it.
Days like this day remind me just how much PA has to offer in the way of daytrips!

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fabric Fair 2017

Every year I get excited for the Salvation Army fabric fair. All year long our local Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary collects craft supplies, fabric, and yarn for this big sale. Starting a few hours before the opening there is a long line of people waiting to get in, me included. It’s always so much fun!

Buttons, books, more buttons!
Things you never knew you needed…like a box of izod crocodile patches (left these behind).

Let’s not forget the room filled with playpen upon playpen of yarn!
Then there are the little gems like this (bought this one!) I’ll be back soon with a post showing you everything I bought.