It was a must anticipated event - no sleep for four days, or at least we both woke up at 4am (and then went back to sleep).
Kim & MH were headed to the Jefferson County Quilt Show, hosted by Cabin Fever Quilters. Because it was going to be a big day, we got up early and set out for provisions to sustain us on our arduous journey. Undertown provided Bob's Bagels and a mocha for MH:
and a chai for Kim:
On our endeavor to stimulate the failing economy, we decided to start with low point and build from there, so we started at the fairgrounds. The economy hasn't been kind, and there weren't many vendors at the quilt show. Neither of us bought anything, and we ended up leaving after the first door prize drawing, which we didn't win. Boo.
On to bigger and better stores!!
Next we went for crafting supplies at Crafts Cottage. The economy may be a theme here - because Crafts Cottage is going out of business, largely due to the economy. We did our part to help them close in style and spent quite a while looking at everything in the store.
Then, we headed out of town, but not too far, and stopped at Kala Point for a quilt shop and some lunch. It's the quilt shop that MH shops at the most locally, so she wanted to show Kim. After that it was time to restock up on provisions again. We had Panini sandwiches with Havarti, spinach, some olive spread, yellow squash, and eggplant. They weren't bad (MH says "they were good!") as long as you didn't look at the guts falling out. The lady at the deli told us about a yarn shop across the way where we were temporarily delayed.
Kimberly was overcome with her love for new quilt shops when we arrived at our next stop, Quilted Strait's new location in Port Gamble. Kimberly had to stop and take a nap in the store while Mary Heather tried to decide what to leave on the shelves for other patrons to buy (MH says "That's not true! I didn't buy that much! I've bought WAY more at other stores! And weren't you taking forever deciding blue or green?"). After she finally ("Whatever!") made her selections the duo set out to revive Kimberly with a sugar high from Sluys Bakery in Poulsbo. The whirlwind shop-till-you-drop adventure continued with Rubber Soul and Heirloom quilt shop in Poulsbo. Then just in case there was a crafting deal we might not have found yet, we hopped over to Silverdale where we concluded our adventure with stops at Joann's and Michael's. At Michael's, Kimberly and Mary Heather were all over a bin of cheap stamps like white on rice. And to think they almost missed spotting that bin on the way to the checkout stand.
Would you like to see the loot? Of course you would! (This part is especially for Karrina - we've been thinking of you during the whole post. If you're anything like Kim, you'll zoom in on the picture and figure out what everything is and have questions and opinions about it all!)
First up, crafty stuff! We smushed it together - MH's spoils are mostly on the left, Kim's on the right.
MH observed on the way home, "I can buy new projects so much faster than I can get anything done." The reason we're telling you this now is: You may not see finished products from these supplies for a while. At least from MH.