Tuesday, April 22, 2014

hens & chicks

Yesterday, my mom and I made a little journey around Iowa to pick up some bags for the Annual Mid-Iowa Shop Hop, which starts tomorrow (yikes!) We stopped by a local store in Conrad, Iowa -- Hens and Chicks -- since I hadn't been in before and I love a good quilting shop.

While Heidi doesn't carry some of the fabric designers I was searching for (no Heather Ross, no Anna Maria,) she does carry an exceptional collection of so many other things. Plus the store has an absolutely beautiful selection of wools! I got immediately sucked in by a little stash of beautifully dyed wool fabrics.

I'm not sure what the pink will become, but I know I have enough of the gray to make a winter skirt, and enough of the three varying greens to make a cozy winter cowl. I am actually getting quite excited about sewing again -- I haven't done much sewing in the past year or so. 

I also picked up some buttons that match a few of the yarns I've been storing. We just revealed April's Yarnbox shipment, so if you're not looking to get spoiled, I wouldn't read past here...!

I have a sweater lot of Annie Yarn in Robin's Egg from the September 2013 Yarnbox that is due to become an Earl sweater, and I wanted to get a few buttons so I could add them on to keep it cozy and closed. You know, just in case. Luckily for only 10 cents a pop, I was able to find all of these beautiful buttons at Hens & Chicks: 

I also have plans to turn the pretty hank of Fyberspates' Lavender Haze on Vivacious DK into a baby sweater, so found some buttons for that, too: 

I'm a bit of a button addict, but I can't wait to get started on these projects! I have half a mind to try and hunt down a glove pattern for the hot pink wool -- what would you make with it? 


  1. I love the buttons with the yarn. And, I know you'll find something special to do with the pink wool.

  2. oooh, those buttons really do look great with Robin's Egg! :D


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