Showing posts from December 25, 2016

St. Charles - A Step Back in Time!

St. Charles is such a quaint little town nestled in the back woods just 30 minutes west of downtown St. Louis.  It was like taking a step back in time, walking along the brick streets, brick side walks and the horse and buggy.

There were many unique shops including an adorable quilt shop - The Quilt Cottage.  And many unique clothing shops to enjoy! I would definitely love to visit again.

Day 7 - Loving St. Louis - SEW many REASONS!

I've really been enjoying my visit here in St. Louis!  So many things to do but especially all the wonderful quilt shops.  More quilt shops today!  Only one regret... I didn't bring a sewing machine!!

From the Arch, to the City Museum, restaurants and SEW many QUILT shops!! There is truly no better therapy ...

Loving St. Louis - SEW it SEAMS

Oh my I am having an incredible time in St. Louis!  If you're a quilter you may have thought you stepped into "Quilter's Paradise"!  The quilt shops in this area have been incredible - wall to wall fabric, crafts and supplies!  My dilemma - 50 lb weight limit on my luggage - not even funny not to mention the lack of foresight to budget a bit more.

SEW I have decided that I want to buy something that I can have as a souvenir from each shop so I started collecting the Row by Row license plates.  I just decided that today so I don't have the fabric plates from the other shops I have shopped before today.

My St. Louis Tote Bag Pattern Inspiration

Merry Christmas to ALL - may you have a day filled with many blessings.
Since I purchased the St. Louis fabric from The Quilted Fox I have been thinking of a pattern design. I think a tote bag will be appropriate!
The blue fabric I will use in the tote bag pattern but the brown fabrics I will be making a purse from my new purse pattern that I have yet to name. I purchased the brown/black for contrast.  I actually can't wait to get home to SEW.  Each of ,my designs always have a story.  I hope to share the story of how my pattern designs evolve.