Monday, June 28, 2010

Time flies

Here I am again wondering where the time has gone since I last posted.
Quilt Market
Bob & I had a very busy 4 days at Spring Quilt Market. So much to do, see, learn & absorb; lots of classes, lots of information and so much walking. It always amazes me at how many designers are out there. The creativity that we as quilters/sewers get to enjoy because of these folks, great fabrics, patterns, and wonderful use of color. The number of fabric lines for fall release is just phenomenal. Great new reproduction prints (Civil War that is), fabulous Batiks: I could not control myself, so the shelves will be filling up with these wonderful fabrics. Even Bob got into shopping & picked a great line of Batiks from Timeless Treasures.
Downtown Minneapolis (the two blocks) that we experienced had great restaurants, with outdoor sidewalk seating, so lots of people watching. We met a quilt shop owner from the Netherlands at one restaurant. It was very interesting to talk with her briefly about her shop. Quilter's have the same passion there as we do here. We all LOVE the fabric!!
New Arrivals
New arrivals of lots more Christmas fabric, so the Christmas corner is pretty full; we even got a sample made, quilted & I'll finish the binding tonight & have it in the shop tomorrow. Yahoo!!
Halloween has also arrived; 2 lines Trick or Treat & Moon Dancers plus a few add on prints from Avlyn. Just cute whimsical prints; nothing scary!
Another delivery of phenomenal Hoffman Batiks, those fabrics just keep getting better & better.
Locks of Love
Many of you know that I was growing my hair to donate to Locks of Love. Well a week ago today I went in & donated 12 inches of thick brown hair to this very worthy charity. So when you come in, you'll notice my very short hair cut. One thing it's a whole lot cooler in the Arizona heat.
Independence Day Holiday
The store will be closed Monday July 5th.
We wish you all a very happy & safe 4th of July. Enjoy your family, friends, BBQ's & great firework displays. Celebrate the freedom we have in this still great nation we call the United States of America. Thank you to all the service men & women who fight to provide us those freedoms.

So until next time... Happy Quilting