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What a Weekend

Let’s start with the weekend stats:

Blocks parked away from the Rock and Shop: 1.5
Trips from car to venue: 6
Degrees=1 million
New Crafty Friends!: too many to count, Raleigh is a wonderful place for awesome crafty gals!
Beers consumed: Enough that my head still hurts.
Mosquito Bites: 22, for real. I just counted.
Hours spent laying on Ileana’s Couch: Around 10.

The weekend began with driving up to Raleigh, and stopping at 2 gas stations to break 20’s for my cash box. I had plenty of change, but I must have raided it for bills to go thrift shopping….  When I go to Raleigh, it’s such a haul that I try to do as much as possible there.  Earlier in the week, I found some fabric I needed and on sale at Wish Upon a Quilt, and nearly ordered it, but then noticed that they were located in Raleigh!  So I stopped by there on my way to the Rock and Shop, and got all sorts of great fabrics! Everything was discounted (Fresh Cut for 7.25/yd!!), and the Flea Market Fancy was reduced to 3.99/yd! Needless to say, I bought them out.  I am super excited to get cutting, one of these is going to be a new dress for my friend Heather’s wedding, but I’m not telling, I don’t want anyone to know until it makes it’s debut!


Sometimes I think about something so hard, I miss a really important detail. Set up for the Rock and Shop began at 11, so I assumed it started at 12.  The quilt shop was quite a bit out of the way, so I didn’t leave there until 11:30.  I was in a panic, and of course kept getting stuck behind slow people, and arrived at about 11:45, parking about 1.5 blocks away and began carry/running my shop into the venue.  After 3 hectic trips back and forth, I noticed that the sign said 1, and that even the local vendors were still setting up, whew. I have a new display which is AMAZING.  I can fit all my small items on there, and it takes up hardly any room!

New Display!

The show went pretty well, but shows are always funny. I always end up making a bunch of one thing because I think that will get the best response, and something totally different ends up catching people’s attention.  I love to see peoples reactions, especially to the aprons.

After the Rock and Shop was over, and I got very extremely detailed directions from Jenny, (who’s day job is to make maps, she’s really good), to Ileana’s house for her bday party!! The party was a major blast, and I got to talk with so many awesome people, and toss beer cans off the deck yelling “overboard”! I don’t have any pictures of the party, but I do have a great picture of Ileana’s cat, Applejack:

Isn’t he a such a cutie patootie?  It’s nice to have kitty magic when you are sitting on a couch feeling miserable 🙂 After watching 1/2 of Rushmore, which cured all that ails me, I drove home and went to bed.  I’m still exhausted from working really hard all last week, then the long (but fun!) weekend!  Some times I am very envious of the animals who just lay there all day.  Marilyn is usually very reclusive, but today she wandered out of the linen closet and posed for some pictures.

Miss Marilyn
Pretty Kitty
Gazing upon her yard

I hope your weekend was well!


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