On Friday, my friend Julie-Julia emailed me to find out why I hadn't blogged about the grand opening of the new quilt shop, the Fabric Garden. You see, opening day was Thursday, and Julie-Julia knew I planned to go. And I did go. But when I got out of my car and turned on my camera, it told me the battery was dead. Curses! Foiled again!
And really, what good is blogging about the new quilt shop in town without photos? So I went back today, which was the first opportunity I had, with my camera (and recharged battery) ready, and I took some photos for you. Now, do you think I could have had the presence of mind to take a photo of the front of the shop and the two windows? No, apparently not. So I'll have to show you that another time. But at least I can show you the interior.
This first photo was taken several feet inside the front door, looking past the two cutting tables toward the register area at the back of the shop. (Yes, that's my red with white star fabric on that cutting table there. I felt I had to buy something to support the shop. Uh huh.)
This next photo shows the right side of the shop, where I suspect a lot of the newer collections will be kept. There's a long row of fabric shelves just to the left of the cutting tables above, and those bolts are sorted by color, so I think the shelves in the photo below will hold collections. The shop is, of course, still getting stock in, and actually sold quite a lot during their grand opening weekend. (Jill, one of the owners, is heading off to Quilt Market tomorrow, I believe.)
This area is the embroidery and wool alcove. As you can see, Gran couldn't resist adding some tea things to the shelf. This is the area that Gran will keep stocked with stitchery patterns, wool patterns, floss, perle cotton, and everything else we could possibly need for those times we want to do some hand work.
For its grand opening, the shop hosted a trunk show by Tracy Souza of Plumcute Designs, and I'll admit to buying one or two of her patterns when I visited on opening day. I thought this large pincushion was, well, plum cute!
So I bought you one too so you could help celebrate the grand opening! The kit has the pattern and fabric, but you'll need to supply the embroidery floss and stuffing (ground walnut shells are recommended). Are you interested?
If you are, just leave me a comment saying you want to be entered. I'll draw a winner on Thursday night to be announced on my Friday post. As always, you have to come back here on Friday to see whose name was drawn, because I don't email winners--I like to make sure the giveaways go to my loyal readers who come back day after day.
Thanks for celebrating along with the rest of us. And I'll tell Gran you said "hi"!
COMMENTS CLOSED AND WINNER BEING DRAWN--SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED!