12 hours and 435 miles later....I have arrived home from the 8 most distant shops on the Treasure Shop Hop. A HUGE Thank You to my BFF Emily, who was totally ready to be done at mile 250. Unfortunately for her, I was driving her car at that point and convinced her to go the extra 60 miles out of the way to hit 3 more shops and saving me a 5 hour trip tomorrow having to double back to go to them. She was a rather pleasant kidnap victim. (It probably helps that I drove the 300 miles on the winding mountains roads.)
This was my mission - batiks! There are 28, 1/3yard cuts plus a fat quarter. You all need to be impressed that several of them are pastel. (I'm trying to get out of my comfort zone...) 1/3 yard is my favorite cut because I can cut a 2.5" jelly roll strip, then a 5" strip to be cut into friendship/charm squares, and I still have 1/8 yard left for applique. As you can see...I was actively seeking purples to round out the stash.
Each shop put together a block kit, of which $2 will be donated to Project Linus. In all honesty, the blocks don't coordinate and I only like 3 of the 15 patterns. I will most likely dump all the fabrics in one pile and make something entirely different.
One of the shops included some "grab bag" type items that neither of us are inclined to use. These are free to a good home - first come first serve.
The blue is a panel that includes 10 different nursery rhymes - 6" squares to the edge of the gingham.
The tan and green fabrics are fat 1/8ths
Now...I'm off to a hot bubbly and bed!