Friday, May 15, 2015

New Favorite Things


I had an eye doctor appointment yesterday... so as a reward I went to a nearby 
"favorite" fabric shop for some retail therapy!
The store is massive... and I could probably spend hours in there just looking
around... and believe me, I try!
Do you see the Jen Kingwell quilt up there on the wall?
It's called the Circle Game. The store is called Quilter's Paradise. 
It's in Clovis CA. They also have a Jen Kingwell 

block of the month going...

 

It's called Bring Me Flowers. 
It's really cute... but I think it's way over my level of sewing!

I only went away with the background fabric I needed for Crop Circles though.
But I also left with the little wheels in my mind turning with ideas!

I had purchased one of these cute carts over a month ago...
and thought I would wait until Mother's Day to have one 
of my sons put it together for me. 
But then I forgot about that plan on Sunday with everything else 
that was going on!
So today I brought the box into work with me...
and my friend... and coworker.... who happens to have two of these...
put it together for me!



I do make a good assistant... but I hate to read directions unless, of course,
 they are
for a quilt project!

On a completely different subject... 
I saw the television show Mad Men last evening. 
Have you watched it before?
Evidently it has been on television for years.
I am not big on t.v. but if a series has great costuming like
Downton Abbey or Boardwalk Empire.. I can get absorbed in it.
How about you?

I think I might watch a season of Mad Men while I am working on 
by Crop Circles this weekend!



13 comments:

Melanie said...

I love period shows. Especially Call the Midwife. I watched all of Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men too.

greeneggs said...

I absolutely love Mad Men. Very smart television. I love Jen Kingswell too. I wish I had a nice quilt store to visit in person. Yours looks inspiring.

Hilachas said...

What? I LOVE Quillters' Paradise in Clovis, CA. I'm from Texas but my daughter llives in California and every time I visit her, I make sure I make time to go to Quilters' Paradise in nearby Clovis. Lucky you to live closeby.

Kris said...

Well, first of all, I cannot believe, even for a second, that the quilt you mention, or any quilt for that matter, would be beyond your quilting expertise! Phooey!!! You are an expert!! That shop must be wonderful! I love those carts too. I wanted one but then, in the end, didn't get it, because I have several similar to them in my sewing room now.
Have a fun weekend!
xo Kris

Helen L said...

Love the cart!! How nice to have a friend who could put it together for you! :-) Have fun sewing this weekend!! I'm going to the Ukiah show, so no sewing, but It's been too long since there's been a show in this area, so I'm happy!! :-)

Hildy said...

I love tv shows especially while sewing. My favorite right now is Doctor Who I'm watching it while working on my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. Have a wonderful weekend:-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun trip to a fav quilt shop. And I love your IKEA cart. It's so easy for us to put such a pretty thing to quilty use :-)

Meg Tison said...

The shop is beautiful! Where'd you get the cart?

K said...

I love that shop! And I'm newly infatuated with Jen kingwell. illnhave spot stop by and take a look...

Lyndsey said...

I always reward myself after a trip to any doctor or dentist and a trip to a quilt shop is the best reward possible. I love period dramas but I've found it very difficult to get into Downton Abbey.

Leota Krantz said...

Love the look of that mega store. Also...where might I find one of those "carts"?

helen said...

I have two of these in my sewing room, just love them.

Joyce said...

I would love to know where you purchased the cart. I need this! Thanks.