Tuesday, September 2, 2008
One apron finished!
On Labor Day I was able to finish the apron I had started for myself. I'm not entirely happy with it because it isn't quite the pattern I had originally envisioned. But it was the best I could find at Jo-Ann Fabrics. My favorite part is the pocket with a little bit of handmade lace.
A week after I had bought patterns and fabric for Hailey and I to sew our projects with, I ran into a great little quilt store that I never knew existed. It is Idaho Quiltworks and they opened up in May. (They are right next to Prasai's Thai 2 Go on Fillmore.) They carry Moda Fabric- yes!! I used to have to go to The Gathering Place in Rupert or a little quilt store in Hailey to find Moda fabric so I'm very excited to find a source right here in Twin for great fabric. The friendly sisters who own the shop let me browse the catalog they order from and they showed me what they will be getting in next month. Looking through that catalog, I felt like a child in candy store! Something else I was excited about is that they carry Amy Butler patterns and plan to stock some of her fabric soon. I ended up buying a great pattern book with retro aprons for children. So now I have lots more projects started....
I love independent stores with their owners working in them, available to answer questions and listen to your input, taking pride in what they do. I hope they never completely disappear!