This past weekend I went on a temple trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, with some friends from church. We had an eventful drive up there, including a car repair and an accidental detour, but everything ended up fine and we had a good time at the temple and good times spending time with friends, too. On Saturday part of our group had to head home quickly, but I was in the group that stayed behind to do a few touristy things before starting home. We went to a bakery and gift shop, and to a couple places in Old Nauvoo to learn about life in the mid-1800's. And. We went to the Sew Inspired quilt shop in Nauvoo. Isn't that cool? They have lots of great fabric there, fabric lines I have been wishing my local quilt shops would get in stock. I got a few fat quarters--Hushabye Owls in pink and green, and two Eva fat quarters as well.
When I was buying my fabric I talked to the owner and she mentioned that her store is online, and I had to tell her that I'm online too, and my blog is at sewinspired.blogspot.com. She told me about a couple other Sew Inspired quilt shops in the US as well.
I worked on my first English paper pieced hexagons on this trip:
Aren't they cute? I really like the pink and green, and I might add some aqua blue, too. I am planning on taking them on my cruise next month too. My grandpa is taking his married grandkids, and his wife's married grandkids, a total of around 70 people, on a Western Caribbean cruise next month. I get to bring my baby, even. We'll see how much time I can fit in for handsewing on the ship.
Here's a little sneak peek of something else I've been working on, just for fun.
What are you working on this week?