Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weekend Getaway!

I got together with a few of my quilting friends last weekend and had a blast!  We decided to camp out in my empty house since we aren't moving until May.  
Packed to the gills! Part 1
I started with a car full of stuff!

My new house has a King Kong sized mailbox--perfect for fabric mail!
When I got to the house I already had fabric mail in my King Kong sized mail box!

@a_2_w is refolding and organizing my fat quarters
When Ali arrived, she immediately started tackling my disorganized mess of fat quarters!  Gotta love friends who will fold your fabric!

Fabric gossip girls @a_2_w @plaidscottie Cara, & Cherie
The first night we all hung out, talked on our phones, and ate brownies!

Housewarming gifts from the girls! I have the BEST friends!
The girls (including some that couldn't make it) gave me the most amazing housewarming gifts!!!!  I was really floored at the thoughtfulness and generosity.  Seriously, I have the best friends!

Awesome handmade print from @a_2_w
Ali even made this print for me!  You can't tell in this pic, but it's mounted on a block of wood!  I love Ali's prints and I think I may have order some more for my new sewing room!

Wall of FQs
The Great Wall of FQs

All of these bags are filled with FQs!
The next day we went to this fabulous store near my new house!  Those are BAGS of fat quarters!  The store is in total disarray, but they have lots of great stuff.  Sadly, they don't offer any guild discounts or sales of ANY kind.  That's right, they NEVER have a sale!  I guess that explains all the unsold FQs, huh?

Kaelin is working hard to find amh
After we realized there were some hard to find Anna Maria Horner prints in that mess, we weren't too proud to crawl around on the floor to find more!  Kaelin was the master at finding these gems!  Sadly, the store isn't online nor do they ship.  They don't even know what they have!  Seriously, it was nuts in there!

My purchases!
This was my loot!

AMH bundle I got this weekend. I bought two if anyone is interested.
In case you're curious what's in each of those rolled bundles.  AMH heaven!

Chillin' at Mellow Mushroom
We stuffed our faces with Mellow Mushroom pizza after an exhausting morning of fabric shopping!

Kaelin and Cherie getting some early morning sewing done
And we even managed to get in some sewing!

Driving home through the hills of Tennessee
As I drove home through the hills of Tennessee I was already planning our next get together! 

20 comments:

Katie said...

Oh my gosh! That store is crazy! I'm sure you could spend hours in there going through everything. wow!

Jenny said...

Katie, she didn't even show the Great Wall of Fat Quarters. She actually did have a sale recently: Before she raised the price on her FQs, she reduced the price to $2 briefly. It did not make a dent in the inventory. Suffice it to say, it's best to have a snack and an energy drink before you go in.

Jennifer said...

Which store is this? I am in Knoxville and travel to Nashville every so often and would love to check this place out!

Donna said...

I'm so curious about that store! You ladies are as beautiful as that AMH fabric - love the group photo.

i like orange, too! said...

:-)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Those store pics wowed me on IG, they look even crazier today somehow! Seems like the most fun you could have in a weekend!!

Courtney Thompson said...

could you share the name of the store? my parents live close and i'm sure my mom would love to go check it out (to buy me FQs, of course!) :)

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh so fun! And that store- crazy! You got some great stuff!

Flying Blind... said...

Are you sure you didn't know about the store before you chose the house!?

Caitlin said...

Looks like you ladies had a blast!! I think crawling around in a crazy fabric store sounds like a great time :)

stefanie said...

So happy to hear you girls had fun shopping. I really (and I mean REALLY) hate that shop, but one of my best friends loves it. We joke about it at guild because it truly is a love it or hate it kind of shop. She does have lots of hidden treasures in there, if only it were more organized, I might just be able to find them.

I'm leaving for AQS Paducah today... so excited!

traceyjay said...

you know, if you're ever in the area... ;)
Never mind - I'll come myself!

**nicke... said...

what a fun weekend! xoxo

Kristie said...

What an awesome weekend. Jealous!! Love that first pic of the loaded trunk. And that mailbox is perfection :)

Katy Cameron said...

The weekend looks fab, but that shop looks like my idea of sheer hell *shudder*

Meredith Daniel said...

OH MY GOSH! You lucky duck! I can't believe you found some of those AMH prints- like the gold one with roses from her Garden Party line. I envy you! Looks like it was an awesome weekend!

db said...

What's the name of that store!! Planning a trip to TN and would love to swing by.Thx

Candie said...

I would love to know more about this store! I'm in TN and beginning to quilt but have sewn for many years. Thanks!

Tamiko said...

What a fun weekend! Sewing friends are the best!

Bearpawquilter said...

I remember when Kaelin blogged about that weekend. What fun! Did she bring her "crack" cookies - to die for. I made them for the boat ride over to our retreat. Did anyone get an allergy or asthma attack from the dust bunnies in that store. It's hard work looking for treasures under those conditions. I would need some serious beverage therapy after that kind of workout. N

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