Today was the day we were all supposed
to shop at our local quilt shops . . .
Well, I had to work . . . in an office.
But . . . this past weekend I was visiting my family north of Boston
and we (I) did a little fabric shopping.
We visited Portsmouth Fabric Company, one of my faves!
Whenever I go north I try to con the family into a trip up to Portsmouth.
(There is a great brewery there too!)
This shop is a distributor for Kaffe Fassett,
so they have all the new lines, but they also carry all the
golden oldies that I love.
The colors and yumminess are almost overwhelming!
I'm not even going to admit to how much I stocked up!
I usually stick to the fabric, but the quilts caught my eye this time around.
Then I turned the corner and saw a little "show" by this quilt artist.
Beautiful appliqued paintings of scenes under the sea.
I just love these!
And they remind me of a block that Helen did for one of our Bees.
It wasn't all fabric shopping . . .
I saw this lovely little cameo in a consignment shop.
I didn't buy, just taking the picture was enough.
While my aunt and uncle looked at couches at the Crate & Barrel outlet,
I found fabric! Haha. I always do!
I got four yards of Marimekko fabric for some backings.
Retail $45.00 a yard. I paid $5.95 a yard! Score!
We also did a bit of walking around Boston too.
This is Faneuil Hall with all the twinkling lights.
So while I did buy fabric, it wasn't "local" to me per se.
I'm hoping to do a little of that this upcoming weekend! Hehe.
What are you doing this weekend?