July 16, 2012 Sophie has just completed her first "Shop Hop" and is now home and putting away all her purchases. I am totally pooped!!! I never thought a person could get so tired looking at all those beautiful fabrics for quilting. My eyes are tired from looking at all the quilts, tablerunners, kits and quilter supplies that were available at the shops. I'm overwhelmed with the displays they used to showcase new fabric lines, like quilts on beds to quilts layed over quilting racks. Even my brain is tired after thinking of how I could redecorate my home using the fabrics for quilting that caught my eye. My "self control" was "out of control" in the shops where I found the vintage and primitive fabrics for quilting...what a combination! Going through all the bags containing my purchases, I have enough projects to keep me busy for a long time. I pulled out the fabrics that I'm using for the block swap and layed them on my cutting table, constructing these blocks is my next project. When I was quilting with my friends who get together twice a month, they were telling me how they purchased clear plastic totes that are 11" x 14" x 3" to keep their quilting projects in. Being very reasonable in price, I purchased six of them to try. The kits that I bought were placed in a tote along with the pattern and stacked on the shelf. The fabrics for quilting that I fell in love with, are marked with the yardage on a tag and pinned to the fabric, and also organized by color. Everything is finally put away and it's time to make some supper. As supper is cooking, I'm going through my mail and come across a flyer from the quilt shop that I usually shop at. They are advertising the state wide "Shop Hop" for Minnesota, Aug. 3rd thru the 19th with 75 shops participating.........OH NO!!!!!!!!!! Do you have a hard time with self control when you find fabrics for quilting that you love, and want to buy for a someday project? (see "Leave a Reply" below) Visit us a QuiltAddict.com to see why Quilting is..."A Great Habit"!