Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Selvage Sister's getaway 2011

Last weekend was our second annual trip to Emilie's Quilt Haus in Stonewall.  We started off our trip by eating in Lakeway at the delicious Texas Star drive through.  Then we shopped for fabric at The Cotton Cupboard in Lakeway and Valli & Kim in Dripping Springs.  It was so fun!  I love shopping for fabric and the stores did not disappoint!

I love Emilie's Quilt House.  It's so nice to have your own design wall and giant work space!

We sewed up a storm, ate, drank and ate some more.

Erica and I had fun trying on some old fashion hats and gloves that were decoration in the house.  We may have been born in the wrong era.

Saturday afternoon we headed to Fredricksburg to hit up two fabric stores and grab some dinner.  Since we have such an old lady hobby, we gave ourselves some nicknames for the trip.  I'm LiLi, Carrey is Coco, Melissa is Mimi, Mindy is Minky and Erica is LaLa.  Not only are we quilters, but dorks too!  : )

We had dinner at Auslanders after our giddy excitement from visiting our favorite fabric store. 

Before we headed back to Stonewall to slave away at our sewing machines, we scouted out a fudge shop.  Chocolate dipped pickles, bacon and jalapenos?  No thanks!

The fudge on the other hand, was divine!  We almost polished off this whole box of fudge before we went home.

I finished Austin's quilt top!  I cut most of the fabrics last year and started sewing them in Wimberley back in March.  I'm so happy to have it finished and can't wait to get it all quilted up for him.  It's a very fun and colorful quilt, just like Austin.

The other ladies made fun of me because I didn't stop to take breaks and was determined to get a lot of work done.  I went with a mission, and it felt so good to accomplish it!  Since I rarely get time to work on my sewing projects, I really enjoyed crossing some projects off my list.  I ended up finishing Austin's quilt, most of the I Spy quilt, a sleeping bag for Spot and started a pillow for Lauren's bed. 

I love how the I Spy quilt turned out!  All I need to do now is add a border and make up the backing.  The kids love looking at it and playing the I Spy game.

It was a wonderful weekend and I'm so glad I have friends who love fabric and sewing as much as I do!  I'm very grateful to have such a sweet husband who encourages me to enjoy my time away while he has fun with the kids!


Sharon said...

Looks like the second time around was as good as the first! Miss you lots - can't wait until you and Eric come and visit us!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like a GREAT weekend! Great pics!


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