a little shopping on vacation ~

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hi there ~

there is only one sweet little quilting shop in the resort of polson, mt, and we go there at least once {or twice} while we girls are on vacation.  especially on the cooler, cloudy days, or earlier in the mornings.  the store is “all in stitches” {and yes we were … and are!}

i thought i would show you some of purchases.  i’m excited to explore a new flying geese book by eleanor burns:

 cute monkey minkee fabric for a niece’s baby gift.  {say monkey minkee three times?!!}

and i bought set of four matching flying geese rulers that go with the new book {i’m excited to try this technique}.  

and a cute bag pattern. it’s been around for awhile, but now i’m retired, i’m more interested in making them. atkinson designs patterns are well-written, and these bags look really are the perfect launchpad to experiment with my stash of embellishments:

 and what a great selection of  perfect-colored zippers the shop had available to use for those bags, {$1.25 ea}, which was a good price as i’ve seen them in joanns for far more.  

this package of coordinating fabric in bali pops will also be a good fit for making the bags a quicker project. 

and this cute little cupcake of a variety of labels, from the store’s clearance section at 50% off:

 seriously… i’m not sure i “needed” these… but at half off, i thought they may come in handy for future {and besides, they were cute!}  anything tiny… is always cute, no?

and i splurged on some beautiful new wool yarn for couching! i don’t know when or where i might be using it.. but i’m going to love it when it happens!  the name of it is “northern lights” and i can so identify with those colors.  mountain colors is a montana company, and they make beautiful hand-dyed yarns of all sorts of weights, types, and styles.  all of it is hand dyed, and oh-so-pretty!

aren’t those fun little purchases?  i love coming home with a little stash of inspiration!  it’s been fun making the pouches, and perhaps it might turn into a class, too?  

i’ll be posting about my zippy trippy bag adventures, and show the couple i’ve made, as well as post on some hints and tips for putting these little gems together!

thanks for stopping in, and happy monday!
xo
leslie

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