When we were in Colorado and I called my mom to tell her about the hotel and that amazing elevator she asked if I wanted to do the Row by Row Experience with her. I had no idea what she was talking about and I've got a lot going on already, so I responded with a kind of vague "I'll look it up when we get home."
Then we got home and I looked it up. Then I stopped at the first quilt shop, which happened to be closed, and saw their row by row quilt from last year hanging in the window and now I'm totally hooked. I dragged my boys to ten quilt shops this week, seven on one day.
If I'm counting right, there are eighty-nine participating shops in Oregon alone. I've already done the ones that are closest to home and I'm not sure how many more I can get to, but I've already got more than enough patterns for a quilt. And some of them are absolutely fantastic -- do you see Sasquatch in the upper right hand corner?
My only problem is that it's impossible not to see rows from other impossible-to-get-to places and fall in love with them. A shop in North Carolina has possums on their row! One of my younger sons aspires to be a wildlife rehabilitator an is more than a little obsessed with possums. I need that row.
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 5 1/2 yards
Fabric added this week: 1 yards
Fabric added year to date: 13 yards (+2 sheets)
Net added for 2016: 7 1/2 yards
Yarn used this Week: 400 yards
Yarn used year to Date: 3950 yards
Yarn added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn added Year to Date: 5526 yards
Net added for 2016: 1576 yards
This post is linked to Patchwork Times.