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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Experiment

Way back five months ago I set up an experiment.  I needed some floss.  Whatley Woodlands from Classic Colorworks.  I was using it as I was working on Anne Hathaway's Cottage needlebook.

 It was a great color for the lettering.  So I ordered it from two places to see which was quicker.  I ordered it online from Stitching Bits and Bobs and I ordered it from my LNS.  I was quite surprised when I got it in about a week from Stitching Bits and Bobs.  Then I forgot about it.  Until yesterday, that is.  When my LNS called to say that my floss was in.  It took five months.  I went and picked it up this morning because I ordered it and because it is a great color to have on hand.

 Unfortunately, that five months is not a record.  I've had an order in to another shop (which shall remain nameless) for over a year.

This is where I am today on Williamsburg Remembered.

I have changed the spine.  The pattern had lettering.

 I put in roses and one more sweet snail.  I love that snail.
Look how much more of the "bones" for the bargello I have done:
I hate when I get my legs in the photo!
I'm getting ready for my trip so you probably won't hear from me until next week.  We are going to be stopping at quilt stores along the way to Cincinnati to pick up Row by Row patterns.  It will be fun.  Let's hope I can control myself and not buy too much fabric!


  1. I am so envious of all the trips you are getting to take. Have fun for me too.

    Barbara in OKC

  2. Sorry for posting twice in one day. I had not heard of Row by Row quilt experience so I googled it. That sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for mentioning it. I may have to check into it.

    Barbara OKC

  3. Wow, that's a long time!
    WR is looking great.
    Have fun!
    We'll be waiting for your class and stash report. :)

  4. Beautiful stitching! Love what your making. I too hadn't heard of Row by Row patterns. I learned that my local quilt shop is participating. I am going to check it out in person. Thank you for sharing about the event. Hope you have lots of fun, safe trip and find the patterns you like. Have a wonderful time. love Annette

  5. Today I got a kit & fabric plate at out local quilt shop. What they created for their panel is really pretty. Thank you for letting us know about Row by Row Experience 2015. I have to wonder how many shops you saw today:)
    love Annette

  6. Amy, I LOVE seeing what you are up to. You do the most amazing work. Stitching AND finishing. You so inspire me.