I am in Durham NC for a business meeting and thought I would check out Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill while I was in the neighborhood.
That big black Crown Victoria with the NY plates was the car Enterprise chose for me to drive! There was a mixup with my reservation and they provided me with this. Made me feel downright mafia-like. All it needed was the dark tinted windows.
What a great shop - lots of light, space to move around easily admiring all the shop samples and an amazing assortment of fabric. Not many kits, but lots of inspiration hanging on the walls and fun patterns to look through. The wall of notions really caught my eye as I am a sucker for a new notion..and am going to share one in a give away with you at the end of this blog.
And of course, I had to make a few purchases. I have been trying to be good and not buy fabrics unless I have a specific quilt in mind, although I did have to buy a 1/2 yard cut of one that just kept catching my eye.
Now gadgets and notions are an entirely different matter. I am like a kid in a candy shop when comes to new "stuff" and some old stuff - like buttons.
One new item I discovered is the Sewline Quickthru needle threader for fine needles, sizes 9 - 12. These old eyes twinkled when they saw this and I knew I had to try it.
And thus the give away - I want YOU to try it with me. Leave me a comment and I will draw a name on Sunday, October 9 and it could be yours.
As always, if you don't have a blog or can't post for whatever reason to my blog - just send me an email to put your hand in the drawing (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Good luck, and I'll be chatting on Sunday with a new project in the works to share.