Hi there! My name is Jody! I am a wife, mama, and own the Fabric Shoppe! I love to find BEAUTY in EVERYDAY life! I hope to inspire you here with fabrics, tutorials, recipes, and crafty inspiration! Stop back often and enjoy!
Well the end of summer is here. Sniff sniff! There is a tree outside my kitchen window that is all orange and loosing it leaves. I can't believe how time flies. We had a nice family weekend to celebrate the end of summer. We visited the Minnesota State Fair this weekend and ate too much food! The baby loved the animals and we even let her tromp around outside the stroller even though we witnessed a runaway lama incident. She had a blast!
The handwork building was amazing. I couldn't get over this quilt. The pieces were so small (see my finger) and all hand done I am assuming. There were a few other designer fabric spotting! Love the woodgrain cowboy shirt!
On Labor Day I was relaxing from our travels and flipping through my blog reader and I came across the Old Red Barn Quilt Along!
This round they are making wonky log cabin quilts lead by the Quilt Dad! You can see all the progress on the flickr group! I immediately started picking out my 16 fat quarters! I am so excited to get started. The instructions are simple and this is a great way to begin with quilting or for those with experience to do a wonky quilt! Here are my fabric choices! They started Sept 1 but i think you can join in any time! You should! I will post my progress!
Last weekend we took a little trip to the applefest. I love festivals, especially this one. The changing leaves made the winding drive beautiful. We arrived and the weather was crisp but the sun was out!
We stopped at their small town library "book sale" and picked up a few used books for 50 cents. What a deal. I got Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky and New Moon by Stephanie Meyers. Then we wandered through all the vendors and crafts. It is so funny to see all the apple creations: apple pie, apple cheesecake, fried apples, apple beer, and apple tacos to name a few. We had the baby all bundled up and she looked so cozy in her new hat I made her.
I picked up some of my favorite honeycrisp apples! I am sad that they are here only in the fall and they are so expensive, they taste like candy! I am going to make some homemade applesause with them. I found a recipe that looks so delish!! I will post it later this week if it turns out well. It was a fun little family day!