Used this week = 0.4 yards
Added this week = 11 yards
Used Year to Date = 35.7 yards
Added Year to Date = 356 yards
Net Used for 2010 = (-320.4) yards
I've wanted to stop at Bittersweet Quilts for a very long time. The shop has a billboard that can be clearly seen from the northeast bound lanes of I-44 just before you get to Joplin, but we've usually been in too much of a hurry to get somewhere else to take the the 6 mile detour onto Highway 86. Since we weren't in a such a hurry on Thursday, my guy suggested we stop. How could I refuse?
It was a scenic drive, as advertised in "Quilter's Travel Companion". In fact we stopped at the Reding's Mill Bridge just off Highway 86 to photograph the stream and lovely fall foliage.
Bittersweet Quilts is a small shop, but it is packed with fabrics. I didn't think to take any pictures of the shop. The only excuse I can offer is that I've been so deprived of fabric therapy that any and all rational thought was overwhelmed by the sight of all those bolts of fabrics. The shop has a wonderful selection of batiks, tone-on-tone, Asian, and either Thimbleberry or Kansas Troubles (sorry I don't normally work in that color palette, so I don't pay much attention to that part of any shop). Unfortunately, I did find some lovely gold on red, gold on gold and gold on black that really had to come home with me.
My thought was to pair these with the fat quarters I reported here. Other than a vague idea of how these would work together, I don't have a plan in mind. I need to get busy and come up with a design. Let's see if I can get back on the wagon and make it to the end of the year with no additional fabric purchases!
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