Show Me the Booty

First up, is a little business. I’m a few days late announcing the winner of A Quilting Life by Sherri. If you’ll recall, I had everyone tell me their favorite cookie. If you didn’t answer “Oatmeal Raisin”, I threw your entry out!

Just Kidding.

The winner is Jen who said “Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorites. Punk too. But I don’t make them often. I tend to go for the straight chocolate in the sewing room. No cookies necessary. :)” Send me your address Jen!

During my travels during the last month, I’ve done a bit of shopping and I thought I’d show you the results of my sins. From Quilt Market:

Thimbleanna: Market Shopping

That’s Sweetwater’s Road 15 in the back, Riley Blake’s Checks and Dots on the left, Anna Griffin’s Elegance in front and Robert Kaufman’s newest Cat in the Hat Prints on the right.

Thimbleanna: Market Shopping

I also got some Flower Sugar from Lecien (in the back).  We went shopping one day while we were in Portland, and I ended up buying quite a few fat quarters for an upcoming project from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe.  What a cute little shop!  And ooohhhh — did you notice the cute plant markers that Brigette gave me?  She made them herself!  Thanks Brigette!

After market,there was the trip to Iceland.  Of course, I had to buy some Icelandic yarn!  In the back is lots of yarn for a Lopapeysa sweater.  More Lopi on the right for a little stripey scarf.  and I purchased the small balls of yarn on the left in hopes that they will work for some of Julie’s Little Cotton Rabbits.

Thimbleanna: Iceland Shopping

When I met Berglind in Iceland, she was so sweet and she gave me some wonderful gifts.  Among them are beautiful pile of fabrics and a new book, both by Gudrun Erla, an Icelandic designer who now lives in Minnesota.  I love them and I’ve already picked out a project in the Fast & Furious book that I want to try.  Berglind also gave me a DVD to show me how to knit my lopapeysa — how perfect is that?  I can’t wait to watch it and get knitting!  Thank you so much Berglind!

Thimbleanna: Iceland Shopping

And, of course, when I was shopping with Berglind, I had to buy some Tilda fabrics.  It was hard to only choose a few, but my resources were limited!

Thimbleanna: Iceland Shopping

Oink Oink.  I feel like a little piggy.  Now I just need to stay home and get some work done.  I have had some quilting time this weekend.  (In addition to helping TheFirstChild and SweetiePie pack their kitchen up for their move.)  I finished the quilt top I was piecing and I strapped it onto the Flynn Frame and started quilting.  What a mess — I’ve decided the older I get, the more I hate that frame.  Not sure I’ll be using it again.

Anyway, I quilted about 1/4 of the quilt and decided to bail out.  TheManoftheHouse and his trusty dental tool are very kindly helping me unpick the quilting.  New plan coming soon.

Thimbleanna: Unpicking

I hope you’ve had a good weekend!

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27 Thoughts on “Show Me the Booty

  1. “Punk too”? What does that mean, in relation to biscuits? (Puzzled frown.)

  2. Congratulations to Jen. You’ve picked up some beauties there, Anna. :o)

  3. My you’ve been busy—and covering lots of ground… Love the haul from the various places visited! Can’t wait to see a Little Cotton Rabbit popping up here!

  4. 1. Punk too? Is that a strange American thing?
    2. Noooooo. Quilting unpicking. :-(

  5. Let me get this straight…your husband is helping you to pick out the stitches on your quilt? Wow…what a gem! I would have to promise my hubby the moon and the stars before he would agree to do that. You are one lucky woman! Lovely fabrics and yarn. I’m so looking forward to seeing what you do with them. And Berglind is such a treasure. I went over to visit her blog. Lucky you to have made such a friend. Have a wonderful week!


  6. Those are some great finds! Have fun playing with all of them!

  7. Teresa on June 17, 2013 at 7:13 am said: really did some fine shopping. Love them all and glad you had fun!

  8. Such great finds! Don’t know what I like best!

  9. brigette on June 17, 2013 at 10:54 am said:

    oh my that’s quite a bit o’ yarn! can’t wait to see what you do w/it. i’d forgotten about the anna griffin fabric until i saw yours. idk what i’m going to do w/it yet. those tilda fabrics just make me want to cry. i want them. she was one of the first i saw using pink and red together. Note to self: I still need to make you Tarragon and Rosemary. Okay, well i’m off to save the world.. hope your day is going well. thanks for the little world o’ thimbleanna update.
    :waves madly

  10. What a lot of beautiful fabrics you’ve brought back to your lair. They will turn into something special, I know! So sorry your original quilting plan is not working. If you were only closer you could use my new toy. ;)

  11. Yes I’m jealous. You seemed to have come away with more than you usually do. Nice job.

  12. Gorgeous fabrics and I love the plant markers ….. I know Malcom has some old cutlery languishing in the garage – he was suppose to making hooks, but maybe he could do markers?!

  13. Lol on throwing out non-oatmeal raisin entries. :) Congrats to Jen!

    Your fabric and yarn booty is awesome. Love the Tilda fabrics.

  14. Well, well, well, Anna……I’d just love to know what the payback was for your hubby’s help with that unsewing. LOL I have some news….I’ll email you soon.


  15. It’s fun to see what you got….I’ve got that Flower Sugar too. love it. Tilda fabrics are great.

  16. Good haul there Mrs. Thimble – lots of different and great fibers in your stash. Went to Holly Hill as well – wonderful shop and the displays blew me away. Dang sorry about the picking out of the quilting – thankfully another set of hands and that handy tool – who knew – made it easier to deal with. Dang chicky that sweater your thinking of whipping up on those needles – will be beautiful – but dang looks pretty complicated to this chick. BUT I know you’ll pull it off – your good that way.
    Hugs – Mrs. Farmhouse

  17. Never thought of using a dental tool to unpick… Hmm clever

  18. jill reid on June 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm said:

    Great loot! Have fun playing with all of it!

  19. Now that’s a fabulous haul!! I can see hours of enjoyment – looking forward to seeing what you make!

  20. What a busy bee you have been! Lucky you! What a bounty! Would love to go to Iceland! What a wonderful trip! I guess I’m speechless, I usually write a much longer comment with some teasing in there! Hum… I wonder what’s wrong with me! LOL Thanks for sharing!

  21. Yum all around. I can’t wait to see little knitted rabbits pop up on your blog.

  22. Great haul. I love the Tilda fabrics. Cannot wait to see what you knit! I want to go to Iceland.

  23. My that is quite some booty you got there girl ;-) xox Clarice

  24. brigette on June 21, 2013 at 5:42 pm said:

    show me da booty? show us YOUR booty. okay, so it’s been a long day at work and i’ve probably gone and lost my mind (again).

  25. Doni on June 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm said:

    Wow Anna, you really snagged some awesome things! And I love reading about your shopping adventures in Iceland. I’d love to go there just to see all that beautiful yarn! A trip there might have to go on my bucket list. :) And I hope you’ve had a chance to work with some of that wonderful yarn and fabric!

  26. Whoop!!! Thanks Anna!!

  27. I love the Riley Blake’s Checks and Dots and Lecien is one of my favorite fabric maker. You sure have alot of new material, very inspiring.
    I look forward to see what project you have chosen from Guðrún Erla’s book and I hope the dvd will come in handy.
    The spoons are so pretty, I wan’t to make a little kitchen garden, the spoons would look wonderful :)

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