Good-bye, Quilter’s Palette

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.

Fabric, batting, thread, patterns and more

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.

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4 Responses to Good-bye, Quilter’s Palette

  1. Darlene says:

    I live with life threatening food allergies and have helped with AAIA with regards to peanut allergies so you can always contact me.

  2. Pauline says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your LQS, but you seemed to have got some lovely goodies before the doors closed at special prices! My husband would be thinking about hiding my card too if my LQS had a closing sale! Fortunately I *need* it for food shopping, so I’m always ready in case I find a bargain.

    Peanut allergies- yikes! How severe is your little man’s allergy? Pretty serious if you need an Epipen? Hope you are able to manage his allergy with no problems.

  3. Christine says:

    No allergy tips, I’m afraid. Just thought I’d let you know that I follow this, and your non-crafting blog via my LiveJournal page. I have syndicated both of your blogs to LJ.

  4. Joanne P says:

    Bad news all round 🙁 Funny how many people manage to use the shop when they know it’s closing! My LNS is closing soon to thanks partly to the recession and partly to a big warehouse craft silo opening soon.
    My friend’s daughter has a peanut allergy too. She’s 8 and is fine, rarely off school, has an epipen at home and school. She has school dinners sometimes as they never seem to use nuts. The school send out regular notes telling people not to send peanut butter sandwiches to school as she reacts if she comes into contact with people who’ve eaten peanuts – it’s how they found out, her Dad kissed her after one! The Nursery also removed the bird feeders while she was in the Nursery unit.
    All her classmates know and remind their parents if she comes to play “No nuts for X”. The school also allows her to bring her own food in when they have an end of term buffet in case someone else’s parent has used nuts or been handling nuts while making the food.
    Hope this helps.