Sunday, February 28, 2010

Visiting Sweet Home

It's been a challenging winter. Yesterday, I finally made a road trip to my favorite quilt shop, Sweet Home in Conyers, GA. It was in December, the last time I had visited any quilt shop. It was pure pleasure visiting Melisa and Mike, owners of the shop and visiting with quilting buddies, Karin and Cindi. Even Pat of Silver Thimble fame was there teaching a class for beginner quilters. I love neutral fabrics. The entrance of the shop had several projects in neutral fabrics including Pat's White Chocolate design and her neutral body pillow design, Wrapped in Comfort. I'm working on a king size White Chocolate. I actually expected to have it finished by now :)
"Moda Man" even made it to the shop. He has a special pocket in Karin's "Bad Melisa" bag. He "deactivated" the head-gear that protected us from the "gotta buy this Moda fabric" airwaves.I picked up a charm pack and yard of the new Boutique line to make a tote bag for a gift. I'm also cutting two new projects. I needed more tone-on-tone black fabric to make Pat's Scrappy Nine quilt. I also need more white with black prints.
This motto, "Live Well... Laugh Often...Love Much" is in the entrance/foyer of the shop. Those vibes were vibrating at Sweet Home!Karin had completed piecing her Sixteen Patches and Pinwheels that several of us participated in trading strips. Gorgeous! Can't wait to piece my top.

7 comments:

julieQ said...

I am glad you got out and about! I quilt shop is so inviting in winter. Love the 16 patch, and their motto too.

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

It was great seeing you yesterday, Becky. We were all having so much fun! Great pics of the shop, and thanks for the kind words. Warms my heart to know you think Sweet Home is so special!

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Thanks for the hugs and great time on Saturday! I'm so glad you are feeling betta. See you tomorrow night, can't wait to heard about your plan to spend more time quilting next year!! whoo hoooo.

Pat

Anonymous said...

LOVE the 16 patch!!!

Gretchen said...

Steve and I didn't make it until late in the afternoon. I didn't get any fabric but bought enough books and patterns to make up for it lol! I hope to get back to quilting soon. Too much work stuff going on right now. Miss seeing you!!!

Brenda said...

Looks like you had a great time. Maybe next time I can meet you there.

Susan said...

It sounds like you had a fun visit to Sweet Home. Lots of things going on there! That 16 Patches and Pinwheels quilt looks like a lot of work, but it is gorgeous!!