Friday was the first day of the Vermont Shop Hop, featuring 16 shops around the state. The first couple of years, I tried to hit at least the northern shops, but now that I'm retired and have plenty of time to bomb around the state shopping (and less cash to do so), I stay home. The good thing is that the participating shops are open on Sunday and Monday during the hop, so if I need something on those days I can run down to my LQS, A Quilters Garden.
When I popped in there a few days ago, there was definitely excitement in the air. I just needed some fat quarters for a gift basket and thread to finish my stack and whack, which is now a "flimsey." After I finished it, I laid it on the bed to decide about quilting - do it myself? take to Lisa? I finally decided to defer my decision until I get the two quilts Lisa is longarming back. But I think I will do it myself although it is twin sized, a little larger than I usually tackle. It's a traditional layout with sashing that I can anchor before perhaps stipling the stars. I've been looking for a 1930's print with peach in it for the back, but that can wait. The flimsey is now hanging in the closet with two others which I will quilt myself this spring.
Friday I decided to play around with the left over stacked fabric to make pinwheels, and I have almost enough 6" blocks for a table-topper. Oh oh... another flimsey!