Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Home, sweet home

I'm back after a trip north to see my Mom. (Just FYI, her condition is little changed since I was there last, though she seems to be less & less connected to what is going on around her, more inside herself.)

As usual, my trip was bracketed with stays with MIL. It had been in the 90s when I left Houston & while I *meant* to put in things like socks & long-sleeved shirts, they did not actually make it into my suitcase. This wasn't a problem until the last few days of my trip when freezing temps were expected. So she & I had a day of shopping & I got myself a few things to see me through. Then we went to an awesomely brilliant, totally fun shop that I had read about in Generation Q magazine: Fabric Recycles! It is a crafters' resale shop! (Houston entrepeneurs, are you paying attention?!?! We need one here!!!) They have everything: thread, yarn, buttons, zippers, patterns, books, trims & a heaping table labeled "Started, Not Finished"-- exactly what it sounds like -- UFOs finding new homes. Oh, & yes, they have fabric, lots of fabric, all measured & neatly bundled & sorted by color. For some reason, that day I was attracted to these old-school, bright calicos. I am thinking about using them in a trendy, modern pattern like wonky crosses or maybe just squares, or triangles, hmm, right or isoseles? With lots of white I think.....

fabric recycles

welcoming petunias

wow!

blues!

my calicos

12 comments:

Julianne said...

That looks like a really fun store, I could spend hours in there! What were the prices like for fabrics?

O'Quilts said...

Wow on that store and on the new/old fabric too. Was your mother able to go with you? My mother has not been able to do that for a year now. Glad you are home safe and sound and that you put some fun into your trip!

beth said...

Looks like my kind of shopping!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow! What a shop!!! Such a great idea! Your bright calico ideas sound fun!!

QuiltingCyclist said...

Sounds like a great shop. Like the fabric you got. Yes, Houston needs just such a shop.

QuiltingCyclist said...

Sounds like a great shop. Like the fabric you got. Yes, Houston needs just such a shop.

QuiltingCyclist said...

Sounds like a great shop. Like the fabric you got. Yes, Houston needs just such a shop.

Becca said...

We need a shop like that! And a modern fabric shop!

Carla said...

oh wow!! What a cool looking place. where is the place?

susan said...

awesome!!! you need to move to illinois so we can open a shop like this with sewing space!!

susan said...

awesome!!! you need to move to illinois so we can open a shop like this with sewing space!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my! The dream of a shop!! Love your calicoes. Thank goodness for retail therapy, huh?