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.
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|
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 by Carrie 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