Saturday, April 07, 2007

A Fun Day...

Today my husband and I took off on an adventure. After running a few errands, we headed to a small town about 40 minutes south of us, near where our son attends college. Mullica Hill is known for its antique shops and farmland...lots of farmland! The attraction for us was a new quilt shop which I had just heard about, that opened at the end of January. The Mullica Hill Quilt Company is the most charming quilt shop I've ever been in, and I've been in a lot of quilt shops! Except for a few necessities, I haven't been just shopping at a quilt shop since my little jaunt last summer for my birthday. I could have spent a fortune in this shop...and pretty near did! Once I made my purchases they were all wrapped so nicely in the bag above. When I opened the bag, the picture below is what greeted me. All of the fabric was wrapped in acid-free paper so that I didn't have to worry about putting it on my shelves and letting it sit.


I did make the one purchase that I intended to...3 yards of red fabric to use as sashing, borders and binding for a t-shirt quilt for my son. That's one of my summer projects.
Then I found this beautiful fabric line from Maywood, which I just couldn't pass up! It's called "He Loves Me" by Jackie Robinson and was just the softest, prettiest fabric I'd seen. Even my DH liked it...and liked it well enough that he held the bolts and didn't blink when I told him I wanted 4 yards of the blue floral and 2 yards of everything else! I did restrain myself, I didn't buy any of the pink colorway! :o)
I chatted with Annette, the owner, and Debbie ( I hope I got your name right!), the wonderful woman who patiently cut and folded all of this fabric. I was thoroughly impressed with the wonderful service and I think this shop will do very well! I know I'll be doing most of my shopping there.

From the shop we headed to the Heritage Vineyard where we had a wine tasting and left with bottles of their blush and peach wines. We also had to take home some apple cider donuts...they're the best!

After hopping down the road to bring our son his Easter basket, we headed home...it's been a fun day! And now I'm off to wash my fabric and find a pattern for a queen size quilt that I can use it in! Any suggestions? I'm thinking stars of some sort....

I hope everyone has a Blessed Easter...

12 comments:

Screen Door said...

I think I need that fabric--- you sound happy... Enjoy Easter.
Melanie

Mrs. Moody said...

That sounds like a fun little trip that was also profitable.

Sweet P said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day. I like that fabric, very soft and feminine.

atet said...

What lovely fabric. Isn't finding a new quilt shop just one of the best feelings?

Norma said...

I would not have been able to pass up that fabric line either! :) Wasn't your husband a sweetie to go along and to be so helpful! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Jane Weston said...

Ohh what a lovely shopping trip...fabric and wine! You are my kind of gal :o) Those Maywood fabrics are beautiful and just sing of spring. You'll have a good time creating with those!

Judith said...

I just love that fabric line. I am tempted to order there somewhere online, but can't find them at a store I normally buy from.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a great day! Fabric, donuts and wine...can't beat that.

Glad to hear you found a new shop. The fabrics are wodnerful and I love the feel of Maywood.

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a fun day! Glad you shared that pretty fabrics with us.

Libby said...

Sounds like a terrific day. The Jackie Robinson fabric is wonderful . . . very brave of you to leave some behind *s*

Tazzie said...

Ohhh, that fabric is just divine, I love the blue floral. I'll look forward to seeing what you make with it.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Mary said...

I love these fabrics - so soft and pretty. Can't wait to see what they become when they grow up.

It's knowing that I help to inspire other quilters - I find so much inspiration myself through the Stash Quilts blog ring and beyond. Two of the sites you listed were new to me and I enjoyed taking a look.