I also bought some notions at Soutache Ribbons. Soutache Ribbons They had beautiful ribbons, floral pins, zip pulls, and hardware. Here's what I lugged home from Chicago (suitcase was 32 pounds going; 49.5 pounds returning):
The store had beautifully created floral pins and colored ribbon everywhere.
And my fabric purchases from Vogue (Evanston and Roosevelt locations); Chicago Fabric Yarn and Buttons, New Rainbow Fabrics, and Fishman Fabrics
And I'll end this post with a current picture of my new great niece, Tessa Lyn, who I got to finally meet yesterday!