Saturday, June 23, 2012

Week's End

Yesterday I left work a bit earlier than normal; leaving the office before 5 PM hardly ever happens, and it occurred to me that a shop I wanted to visit was still open:  Super Buzzy carries wonderful Japanese fabrics as well as other well known designers' fabric lines of the more modern sort.  The shop was much larger than it looked from the outside--since I had previously only been able to glance in the window while driving by at 30 MPH.  I was in my happy place among all the pretty fabrics, notions, and many bolts of Kona solids.   I found a quilt pattern I had admired in Keepsake Quilting, and also picked up some Happy Mochi Yum Yum by Monica Solorio-Snow (of The Happy Zombie blog) for another project.  My name was put on a mailing list and this keychain rewards card for purchases added, to be swiped in the future.  The amazing mini stocking on my keyring was knit by Lou from the Manxgirl blog--she sent it when I won a giveaway from her last year.  I love how these three items match :)

The gal (owner?) at the register answered my questions about the newly started Ventura Modern Quilt Guild, which meets monthly in the shop, and encouraged me to join despite my stating that I'm not exactly a modern quilter.  The quilt pattern I purchased is modern, though.  Solids are drawing my attention more and more when I look at magazines and catalogs.  This pattern includes sizes from crib to king and is made entirely of 2.5" strips, surprisingly.  Super Buzzy is a welcome addition to the quilting community and I will definitely shop there again.

New sights in the kitchen window today:  Independence Day decorating (need to find some white vessels for this display!) and a portable collapsible clothesline in the poor, neglected backyard.  I may have to pretty up that clothespin bag to distract from the dry grass and thin garden beds.   

The sideboard got some attention too.  My red and white Broken Dishes tablerunner received an Honorable Mention at last year's County Fair (two other quilts got Second Place).  I'm planning to enter a few more pieces this year, including Caramel Blues and maybe the X's and O's tablerunner.  Both of these need finishing, as does the Jewel Box quilt; thankfully my Mom did come over Thursday night to help me pin it, saving me at least an hour and a half of time.  Okay, I'm off to play in my sewing room!


Darlene said...

A nice treat after leaving work a little early. Super Buzzy sounds like a fabulous store.

Love your patriotic decor.

Janet O. said...

Always fun to find a new-to-you store to frequent.
Love your little patriotic display.

Stephanie said...

I shop Superbuzzy on line. How fun to actually visit the shop in person. I can't believe Red, White, and Boom is almost here. That's what they called the 4th of July fesitivies in Columbus.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

When I started quilting many years ago, I wouldn't have considered using solid fabrics in my quilts. Solids weren't much better than muslin, according to the people who make up the rules. But I've enjoyed working with solids lately, at least for backgrounds.

Glad you got the opportunity to check out the store. Love all the goodies you found.

Barb said...

I love your runner, it is soooooo fun!

Shay said...

A visit to a quilt store is a lovely way to end the working day (especially if you took an early minute !)

Your July 4th decorating looks wonderful!

Vivian said...

I'm going to keep an eye on you and see which way you're headed next. Maybe a new adventure with modern and solids? Your quilting taste might be leaning toward the category of eclectic. (I like that word as much as I like "plethora.") Sounds like you may be off on a new, exciting adventure. Enjoy!!

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