An Excursion Close to Home

by melissajeandesign

I am fortunate in that I live out in the “country”, as you can see by the view out my front yard. Here are the kids coming home on the last day of school:

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Yet, one of the best quilting/fabric stores in the country, Patchwork Plus is within walking distance of my house.  So when they had their 25th Anniversary sale I had to hop on my bike and get in line by 6:30am to get in on the deals to be had!

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I enlisted my friend Kristen to help me scope out the shop the day before, and we planned our purchases carefully, writing lists and making sketches at a diner next door. We found lovely 1940’s prints, to be used as girl’s skirt bottoms sewn onto knitted tops, wool felt for a brand new booth sign,and  a great apron pattern and fabric to make and then wear in my booth.

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Now it’s time to get to work!  Come visit me at my next show or festival to see how we utilized our purchases!

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