I bought new bungie cords and packed my rain gear. The prediction was cold and scattered showers. We got lucky on the rain and got all excited when it was 42 degrees (F) this morning instead of 32.
Turns out none of those people made it and it was me and 5 bikers who were just looking for an excuse to ride.
We had to start with vocabulary lessons.
Shop Hop = Poker Run
Fat Quarter = bandana sized piece of fabric
Notions = stuff you need to turn fabric into other things
Novelty prints = fabrics with cartoon images (like motorcycles)
Batik = fabric that is dyed with a wax relief instead of printed with ink. (That you should buy for your friend Margie)
Flannel = fuzzy fabric for wiping plexiglass
You might be surprised how much fabric can fit in saddle bags. Of course, it does help that it was so freaking cold that I was wearing all the extra sets of clothing that I brought (except maybe the underwear).
Stich & Snip has a kit for a portable thread catcher. But more importantly each kit has a fat quarter.
And remember...I got 3 bonus sets from my hubby and friends. I may never shop hop with other quilters again.
Remember how much I loved the Sun & Stars quilt? There are more yellow/grey quilts in my future. I cleared the bolts on the 2 fabrics on the right.
Used my (and my biker's) 10% off to add to the black/white stash at Stich & Snip. Which was really funny because she asked me why I wasn't buying any batiks. (Apparently they remember me as the Biker Batik Babe)
Red batiks are SOOOO hard to find. These were at the Charm Shack.
A pinup girl tattoo applique.
So I picked up potential skin tones.
That was my weekend.
Did you do anything interesting
that required leather and/or motorcycles?