Sometimes it’s a lot of fun! Sometimes, it just gets you into trouble!!!
Four of us met in the park on a sunny afternoon to visit and show our latest projects. Part of the conversation went like this:
One: Did you know there’s a new store in town … a fabric store?
All of us: NO! Where???
One: gives us the address (downtown Cloverdale, across from where the liquor store used to be) Edit: 5625 176 St Cloverdale (Surrey) BC.
The rest of us: What do they have?
One: I’m not sure, the sign said fashion and quilting
The rest of us: We’ll have to check it out.
Yesterday, one of the gals checked it out … Today I checked it out.
It’s bright, cheerful and the owners were VERY welcoming!!! It’s called Essem Textiles. On a rack outside the store, she has some cute little tops that must fit a size 0-4 adult … um, not for me! But inside … See what I mean about bright and cheerful? (and yes, I ‘borrowed’ this picture from Essem’s Intstagram) AND, I LOVE all the notions on the back wall!
This store is NEW … really new … they opened last week! They are still working on their website and they plan to have mail-order (am I correct?) but I do know she mentioned curb-side pick-up. They have a small selection “grunge,” bella solids, fireside and flannel. The prices are reasonable.
Oh yes, I did mention trouble, didn’t I? Well, if you’ve been following my blog for very long, you know that I am working EXTREMELY hard to NOT buy any fabric. NONE. NADA. Well, I did use my credit card and walked out with a bag of fabric. In my defense though – it’s all for quilt backings … a necessary purchase, right?
And, this store is about a 15-20 minute walk from my home. Is that going to be dangerous? Maybe, maybe not …
Island Batik Blog Hop
The 2nd week of the hop is over. Did you catch all of the beautiful quilts? A HUGE variety! And of course, they are all made with wonderful Island Batik fabric! Click HERE for a list of this week’s quilters.
And, in case you missed it, here’s my quilt, using the Napa Valley collection. You can read more about the process HERE. (And while you’re there you can enter either my give-away or Island Batik’s for free fabric!)
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!
- Midweek Makers @ QuiltFabrication
- Wednesday Wait Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
- Happy Needle and Thread @ My Quilt Infatuation
- Andrée / Free Motion Mavericks @ Quilting & Learning – What a combo!
- Put your Foot Down @ For the Love of Geese
- TGIFF @ Slice of Pi Quilts
- Off the Wall Friday @ Creations – Quilts, Art, Whatever
- Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
- Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
- Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
- Peacock Party @ Wendy’s Quilts and More