I had an early lunch with a girlfriend this morning in the same shopping area as the quilting store. So, I thought I'd stop in and browse before heading home. I knew it would empty my wallet, but I went anyway. ;)
Imagine my surprise when I suddenly found myself in another room full of fabric! It only took me a second to realize that over the course of the last couple of months of absentee-ism the store had expanded and nearly doubled their space! They had a bus tour when I arrived and with the crowd it wasn't obvious at first, but I'm thrilled with the expanded space! I enjoyed shopping and picked up a few things.
First, I grabbed this little book. I LOVE charm packs and I'm always looking for cute projects I can use them in. I liked this book because not only were the patterns cute, but they were also easy to expand into bigger blankets.
Then this project. When my parents visited in May, my mom and I had gone to the store and noticed the purse/wallet clasps, but neither of us picked one up. But this time, they had a physical example of this pouch and I loved that there were so many pockets and a zippered section for coins. I initially picked out some green and orange fabric, but saw these and knew they were much more my style.
A closer look at the pattern picture. It's cute, no?
And the various fat quarters I picked up. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the green dots next to the hockey players is little frogs - very cute. And the one on the other side of the player is more muted than it appears here. I loved the chickens and the chicken wire prints!
Finally, a few holiday prints. I'm more about cute Halloween than realistic or gorey - just not my style. I'll post pictures of the new sewing room layout tomorrow.