“Always gotta keep busy or the voices start telling me to do wild things.” A fitting quote I found on Google:) My voices tell me to shop & worse…eat!

Here are a few thing that have kept me busy lately. Let’s start with the shopping. World Market is a dangerous place and I shouldn’t be allowed back in…

Cute coffee mugs and cereal bowls that say Good Morning!

I poured myself a tasty cup of Red Velvet Coffee, yes I said it, Red Velvet! Sooo yummy!

I found more of those cute stacking measuring bowls and a new set of ceramic measuring spoons.

Cute reusable polka dot straws!

A mini colander in turquoise, a maple bacon sucker for neighbor Susan, who loves bacon & a mini measuring cup that is 2 Tablespoons..

I didn’t buy this adorable pillow but took a pic for inspiration…

Some fabric shopping..I found the perfect polka dot for Halloween applique and picked up a few Halloween fat quarters I didn’t have.

And a piece from 3 Sisters with Christmas post cards all over it. I love this piece!

I’m going to skip the food pics because, well, it’s just embarrassing :(

So to keep myself occupied and out of stores and restaurants, I’ve been busy working on shop samples and kitting them for our upcoming fall Quilt Shows.

Arbre de Noel was made using the Tinsel Christmas line from Blend Fabrics. It turned out really cute! Paige did some awesome quilting, adding snowflakes and swirls. The big red star is my favorite.

This quilt in progress is called Chopsticks. It’s currently awaiting quilty magic from Paige and I can’t wait to show the finished quilt soon.

I’ve also been working diligently on the Witch’s Boot. But, I’m going to wait and show you that when it’s completed. That’s how close I am to being done…very excited!

Here’s a list of the upcoming shows we will be vending at this fall. If you’re in the ChicagoLand area, come see us. We love to meet our customers!

Quilt Expo
Sept. 6-8, 2012
Exhibition Hall at The Alliant Energy Center
Madison, Wisconsin

Sew Many Stars Quilt Show
Friday, September 28 10-7
Saturday, September 29 10-5
Church of Holy Apostles
5211 W. Bull Valley Road
McHenry, Illinois 60050

Prairie Star Quilt Show
Friday, October 12, 2012 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:00am to 6:00p
2015 West Manchester Road
Wheaton , IL 60187

We will also be vending at our local guild

Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild
Oct. 18th , 6:30 pm-10:00 pm
PO Box 146
Arlington Heights, IL 60006-0146