Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Avant Garden by Momo.
This week I am home in the US with my family enjoying Thanksgiving.  It has been so nice to spend a few days with my parents chatting away and to see a bit of snow.  Today (Wednesday as I write this....) there's been a nice breakfast out in town with Dad munching on delicious scones and coffee, a wonderful trip to the local book store and a clothes shopping marathon with Mom that melted my credit card.  Tonight Dad is cooking dinner and we are watching a movie by the roaring, crackling fire.  Thanksgiving day, though, we pack up the car and head to Lancaster to meet my extended family to chow down on turkey and stuffing.  We'll all lazy around and catchup on the family news.  It's wonderful.  I can't wait.

Fancy Free by Lori Whitlock

Screen Printed Happiness by Karen Lewis Textiles

Being the fabric maniac that I am, I brought a few FQ bundles from the shop here to Doylestown to photograph for the shop newsletter (Which you should have received?  If not, click here.) and the shop website.  I just can not find the time to snap photos after work but before the sun goes down!  But here on holiday, I have the time to mess around with FQ bundles and my camera.  I think my parents are worried that my obsession means now I travel with fabric, but they have been wonderfully supportive of this weirdness.

Mimosa by Another Point of View
Miss Kate by Bonnie and Camille

Our Thanksgiving dinner is in Lancaster this year, so my folks and I are spending an extra day out in Amish country to hit up the local fabric shops.  You see, when I lived in this area I didn't sew.  I have never taken advantage of Lancaster country being so close to home before.  I hope I get to see a few Amish quilts along the way, too  On our list is Log Cabin Quilt Shop, Old Country Store, Zooks Fabric Store and Family Farm Fabrics.  Are we missing any?  Folks in-the-know, give a suggestion or two, please!

Now, I know you're all thinking their entire fabric lines are brown, cranberry red and pine green.  I thought the same!  But if you look at their websites, they're packed full of our favorite designers!  Check out the list of designers at the Old Country Store Fabrics website.  I may need another suitcase.  And may have to quit my job to sew with it all!

Paint bCarrie Bloomston
If Thanksgiving is today, you know what that means tomorrow!  Yes, the annual Fluffy Sheep Quilting Black Friday sale will kick off at 12:01 AM from Friday through Cyber Monday.  The details will be in tomorrow's blog post so be sure you pop back some point over the weekend.  Yippee!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  I hope you are enjoying the time with your family.  xx



11 comments:

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

happy thanksgiving. My son is in Philadelphia and I would like to head out to "Amish Country" and check out the fabric stores sometime.

Ruth said...

Happy Thanksgiving - sounds like you have a lovely time planned - enjoy and looking forward to hearing all about it!

Sigrun said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I really start to think that this is a holiday we should adopt here in Norway :-)

pennydog said...

Happy Thanksgiving! There's method in that fabric madness ;)

Leanne said...

What fun to be home for the holiday! Enjoy all those quilt shops and the family and all.

Missy Shay said...

Sounds like you are having a lot of fun!

Canadian Abroad said...

I hope you are having a brilliant time!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Enjoy your holiday!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Happy thanksgiving! Sound idyllic where you are! Enjoy precious family time! Jxo

Archie the wonder dog said...

I hope you're having a brilliant time!

Tina said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I baked pumpkin pie and celebrated in spirit, even if I had to work all day. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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