On Friday afternoon a sad email arrived in my inbox: my LQS, Quilter’s Palette is closing. When it’s doors close for good, I will have gone from living in a neighbourhood with a fabulous and active yarn shop and quilting shop, to living in a neighbourhood that only plays hosts to restaurants, dentists and spas. (Seriously. Oh, and a really big Goodwill store.)
Like everyone else who has ever shopped at Quilter’s Palette, I decided to head over there yesterday morning, the first day of the sale, to snag a few good deals. I’m not a quilter, but I do enjoy sewing when I get the chance. I’m glad I did go today, since the store was packed. In fact, it was so busy I didn’t really get a chance to look at any of the fabric on bolts. I just grabbed some patterns I knew I wanted, some fat quarters, and a new rotary cutter, along with some other odds and ends.
The patterns I bought are: Amy Butler Sweet Harmony Handbag & Tote, ArtFabric Studio Catnip Kitty Pink Cushion (I wanted this guy too, but I didn’t see him yesterday), Atkinson Designs Pockets to Go, Silk Road Creations Spidey, and Favorite Things The Lunch Bag. I’m excited about making every one of them, although, I will need to purchase a bit of fabric to do so… (I think my husband just hid my credit card.)
I’m going to miss Adele, Leslie and the other ladies. They were always kind and helpful, even though I wasn’t a quilter. And, even better, they were always very sweet to the little man. They even had a set of Duplo blocks for kids to play with. I can’t ask for more than that. 😉
I have two other things to quickly mention. First, I’m at 46 followers over on my little Google Connect widget. If I hit 50, I will host a giveaway of some of my favourite things. Please, take some time and hit the Follow button. (I’d love it if you checked out my non-crafting blog too.)
Second, on Tuesday the little man and I went to the allergist, where he was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. Today we will pick up our Epipens and start learning how to live with this allergy. If anyone with experience with peanut allergies has any advice, I’d love to hear it.