Saturday, August 29, 2015

What's a vacation without a few craft purchases??

What's a vacation to the lake without a few craft purchases??
On the way out of town, and headed home, we stopped by the yearly craft festival and found some great items.
These are stained glass and beads, and silver wire and spoons! The artist said she goes to every yard sale looking for old cutlery, then falls in love with certain ones but makes herself sell them. Can't keep 'em all she says.
She hasn't seen my fabric stash.
What a setting for a craft show! DH got a calendar from a great photographer, and I also found this terrific little pottery bowl...
It's a yummy celadon green, with an unglazed area holding the words, love, peace, joy and happiness.

I can just imagine it holding a dip or cheese ball or just on my pass through counter filling my need for celadon and lovely words.
A jazz band was playing, the sun shining, people were happy, lots of dogs. Ahhhh






Gratuitous poodle shot
Is he
1. Passed out from the heat?
2. tired of hearing mommy interview artists?
3. Despondent at leaving Lake Placid:?
4. Angry that we won't buy him the boiled wool cap he wanted?
5. As tired as I feel after all the vacation fun?




And now a few, ahem, fabric purchases from the trip. You know I needed some more supplies...
Beads. Yep. Tiny little shiny-sparkly bits of heaven. I spent a good amount of time beading this year. I have fallen totally in love with flat even count peyote and am doing it in every variation I can think of. No patterns, just making it up as I go along. I'll show you later....
Mod and hexies just because I'm really 8 years old. Fall fabric that is incredibly sophisticated and I saw a quilt made with it and want to make that.
Adirondak fabric of pebbles, water, shake siding... yep gonna use these...

We took a ride to Saranac Lake one day in the rain and what did I see there? A quilt store! A great quilt store! so I got this gorgeous birch tree fabric and that blue? It grades light to dark in lucious shades of blue to teal to green. Perfect for borders or table cloth. And two sale patterns.
Yep, definitely making those for this Christmas.
Yep.




more aidrondak fabric from Log Cabin quilts one of my favorites for sure. The kit is for embroidery in fall colors (click on the pictures to see details)
Yep, making that.
 Using that fabric.

Or I will when I recover my energy from the FUN we had.


24 comments:

  1. LOVE your travel log post!! Especially, since we haven't been on a "real vacation" this summer. Thanks for taking me along on yours!! :P

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  2. Hi LeeAnna!
    Wow! What fun! Love all those fabrics!
    What a trip you had!
    Hope your creative energy kicks in soon!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  3. Hi LeeAnna!
    Wow! What fun! Love all those fabrics!
    What a trip you had!
    Hope your creative energy kicks in soon!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  4. Hmmm... Looks like I may need to visit Saranac Lake...
    I love craft festivals - sorry I missed that one! But glad you got to go. 8)

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    1. Gayle you need to go to Macy Field in Keen Valley for this craft show. Saranac had the cool store.
      LeeAnna

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  5. I love seeing your treasured vacation purchases, a vicarious fabric journey for those of us at home. that is one pooped poodle flat on the grass. my mom loved lake placid and i think she told me she saw sonia henie skating there . long ago we lived in connecticut.

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    1. oh yes, there's a big picture of Sonja Hennie. There is a post on the skating view with my reflections coming this week. It's prime time skate viewing there all free to the public.

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  6. A perfect vacation, a bit of everything you like all thrown together along with the fun of discovery. Good memories will last a lifetime.

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  7. Cole is tired of waiting while you interview artists. (Or were you shopping over-long in one booth?)

    Jealous of all the travel shopping you did! Somehow I turn back into an 8 year old in bead and fabric stores too. I hadn't realized that's what was happening!

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  8. What a great post. Sounds like a wonderful shopping expedition, er, holiday.

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  9. the Basset Boyz aer totally jealous of Cole. We went to New Orleans tonight and they didn't get to come.......

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  10. A craft fair and a quilt store? Seventh heaven. I used the fabric you called birch tree in my confetti quilt only I thought it was aspen trunks. Haha.

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  11. I love craft festivals and I can't remember that I drove home without bying something :o) I like this pottery bowl, the 4 little words mean so much and we all can need it :o)

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  12. Some great finds!!! Looks like a fabulous vacation. Our vacations are never complete without a visit to a local quilt store. LOL

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  13. Looks like a great vacation. Glad to see that you won't be out of supplies anytime soon. So many great fabrics to enjoy!

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  14. What a fun vacation! Love your fabric choices and the new bowl is so soothing. Funny pic of Cole!

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  15. That black fabric with gossamer leaves is fabulous; you are so lucky to have found it! Your new bowl is beautiful, but the recycled spoon is amazing. At least I can see the stem, but what happened to the bowl of the spoon?

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  16. Sounds like a lot of fun!! Shame you couldn't get the wool cap though ;)

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  17. Great vacation..great finds!!!

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  18. What a cool vacation! Thank you for sharing pictures.
    LOVE those prints and beads! Score!

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  19. It looks like you had great fun in this vacation! And great purchases too! I love to buy fabric on vacation: when I use it later on, it brings back memories of fun time. Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. Some awesome finds. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip!

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