The real May Wipocalypse check in

Talk to us about your longest-running WIP or UFO – – I learned to stitch when my Mama taught me around the age of 8. My mother never understood the fascination so I would buy my own projects. When I was in high school, I found three Dimensions kits. I’ve finished one of them but the other two are still WIPs.

Still a long way to go on this one.

This is actually pretty close, mane, tail and flowers remaining.

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Starting as a road warrior…

I’m sitting in Chicago O’Hare thinking about how this is the 6th largest airport and is considered a pain to fly out of on any hop. As I walk from H2 to L4 in order to get a Gold Coast Chicago dog, I’m realizing Terminal 3 is not that big. Less than 2000 steps from terminal G to L. I haven’t seen the other terminals in years but that could change. I’ll be passing through O’Hare pretty much anytime I’m flying American Airlines. I would rather go through DFW but most of those flights get me home late at night. Anyway, my husband told me to grab him a Chicago Dog when I was here and along with a dog, I bought him sport peppers so he can make his own dogs at home. And if you wrap it right, a Chicago Dog will make the 4 hour flight from O’Hare to SLC. But, about my trip…

This is Jessica, she does amazing hand dyed fabrics for her projects. We met in the Jefferson Library on my last day in town. She’s looking for other stitchers in the area to meet up with and tried to host a meetup but no one came.

There were no stitching shops according to Google but I did find two quilt shops fairly local and here is my haul. It’s pretty yellow lighting because I took the picture in the hotel room while I was packing to head home. My haul is a Carousel panel, a stack of Cat in the Hat fabrics, a kit for an Unicorn lap/Crib quilt, a grab bag of yellow and an applique pattern for a monster quilt.

The second shop I visited was Rooster Creek Quilt and Ice Cream shop. It’s 15 minutes outside of Jefferson City in Holt’s Summit. I wouldn’t normally put those two together as a thing. But It works. The fabrics are up front, there is a classroom in the middle and then the Ice Cream shop with a real 50’s feel.

I thought this sign was pretty appropriate, it did convince me not to buy any ice cream.

Here you can see the Ice cream counter with a view to the quilt shop classroom. This was the shop where I got the monster quilt pattern and the Carousel panel.

The first shop I went to was really close to my hotel and had these quilts as I walked in the door. They also had the stack of Cat in the Hat fabrics. I would have bought the kit to make the big quilt but they don’t take American Express.

I was in Jefferson City to help with how we can improve our training processes. I took some notes and have some ideas. I’ve got two more work trips scheduled one in Springfield, MO and one in Pittsburgh. Anyone want to get together?