Dear Jane Shipshewana – Thursday

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Good morning - I can still say that because it's only 11:30 am. Some people stayed up until 2 am sewing and are just getting in the shower. I on the other hand had the good sense to go to bed at 1:30 am so I could be up early. So much for that plan - well, I was up at 8 and have been working on this post on and off since then.

I took 120 pictures yesterday and hope you'll enjoy today's slide show. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the herd of women waiting to check in when the sewing room opened. It was a hoot! The big red barn you'll see is where we stitch.

I didn't do much shopping yesterday. I picked up my Hello Betty fabric from Yoder's and bought every piece of the new Robert Kaufman chambrays at Lolly's. They are soooooo beautiful. They look like Kaffe Fassett shot cottons with the ombre look but I like the weight and feel of the cotton better. They're only $6 a yard. There's lots of kits and fabric packs in today's show. They're all from Lolly's and I'm sure they will mail things out if you'd like a little piece of Shipshewana or want more information.

It's a beautiful day outside so I going out to enjoy it. Still haven't started on those 3" blocks I need to make. They need to be finished by Friday at 11. Maybe a prayer would be in order!

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4 Responses to “Dear Jane Shipshewana – Thursday”

  1. Hanne April 17, 2009 at 5:14 am #

    Thank for all the lovely photos 🙂
    I have enjoyed all the fabrics, the smell of fresh baked pretzels and all !

    Have a lot of fun !!

  2. Myra April 17, 2009 at 7:07 am #

    Awwww! That was SO MUCH FUN! Thank you so much for taking us along!And now if you’ll excuse me,after seeing all those glorious fabrics,I must go get the paper towels to wipe up the drool on my keyboard!YECH! LOL! Have a great time for all of us!-Myra

  3. Sara Smoker April 17, 2009 at 10:12 am #

    Gay,
    It was nice meeting you this afternoon. I posted your slideshow and a link to your blog on my blog: http://www.tradingplaceamerica.com/blog.
    Love the photos and your wonderful comments about Shipshewana!

    Thanks!
    Sara Smoker, Marketing Director
    Shipshewana Auction, Inc.
    Trading Place LLC

  4. Jill Silk April 19, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    How much fun are you lot having!!!!!
    I visited Shipshe last August after reading so much about it – loved it so much!
    Thank you for bringing back such wonderful memories of quilty places and the eateries!
    Would you by chance remember the name of the gorgeous quilt(which one!) you have said the pattern is at Lollys – mauvey colour scheme with 6 white stars on it?…….loved it, need to make it!
    Enjoy your trip!
    Many thanks
    Jill Silk
    Paris, France

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