I was driving back from taking my kids to the pediatrician this morning when I remembered that a new quilt shop was opening in town not too far from the doctors office. So I swung around, intending to just check and see where exactly it was, and if they had an opening date on the door.
O. M. G., they were OPEN!!
So I riled all my boys up until they were squealing with delight about how excited they were to go to the new fabric store!
Now, while it is still nothing like the quilt shops in my beloved Utah, compared to the selection I have here in northern-central Virginia, this place seems almost like an oasis!
I managed to pick up two charm packs. One I need (really, I promise, I NEED it!) to use in my sisters Christmas gift but haven't been able to find locally, and one I just bought on a whim at checkout.
Actually, I have been looking for a Vintage Modern charm pack (which nobody in northern-central VA has, even though it has got to be one of the most popular fabric lines out there), but Marmalade will do for what I need it for. And they had it in a mini charm pack, which is actually perfect. I was going to chop the regular charm pack into quarters anyway!
The Joy charm pack I bought on a whim because A) it was too cute when I actually saw it in real life, and B) because I bought a Flurry layer cake last year for a tree skirt for my brother's Christmas gift, and then decided against it and went with something else. So I've got this lonely old Layer Cake that needs to be used, and I though I could add to it from this charm pack once I decide what to do with it all. (Currently I am thinking either a wall hanging, table runner or pillows. We will see.)
So to recap, I am a nerdy quilter who gets way too excited when a new shop opens in town.