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Friday, 1 March 2013

Fabricolics Unite!

It's been a fabric-y week.  First, there was the acquisition of more silks to add to the stash:
The green and white dupionis will be the background for the FINAL two antependiums.  The white is for a communion banner and the green for Father's Day. These can perk away in my head for a couple of months until they are due in June.  Even having the fabric on hand this early, I know they will still end up getting sewn at the last minute.  Funny how that happens, huh?  And speaking of funny things...

I expect the locals have been wondering about all the activity at the old clock tower building in Amherst lately.  There have been delivery trucks with boxes, and folks coming in and out carrying what appear to be bolts of fabric.  Could it be...?!?!

Yup - Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium will now be a quilt shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The doors are not open as yet as owner Beth is still getting things set up.  She has ever-so-kindly invited me over a couple of times to drool over fondle and admire the gorgeous fabrics:  Hoffman, Moda, Robert Kaufman, Stof, to name a few.  She even allowed some of it to follow me home :)  
This picture does not capture the sheen and lustre of these luscious prints by Robert Kaufman, but for the Magpie-eyed among us, it's enough to make us break the 10th commandment. (It's the one about coveting)

Each year during the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, the old clock tower has served as headquarters for the event.  Now it assumes a role even more involved in the fibre arts.  This is such exciting news for not only downtown Amherst but elsewhere, as the shop will have a strong web presence with online ordering.
Woo hoo! I am off to sew!

6 comments:

  1. Ha! Had to smile at the fact that you too are a last minute person. I find that's when I get creative. Great news about a new quilt store opening up. We have lost at least two over the course of the past couple of years. It's a shame.

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  2. Oh a new quilt shop. How lovely. I'm so lucky to live only 30 minutes from Hoffman Int'l Fabrics. That makes me happy.

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  3. Oh wow, just what you need....a local quilt shop! How wonderful! If they give Frequent Shopper's cards you could be first in line for yours, wouldn't that be cool?

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  4. Sounds like good news to me! Let me know when it's open and I'll make sure I stop in next time I'm going by (which isn't all that often but its always good to know where the "shop stops" are.)

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  5. Sounds like good news to me! Let me know when it's open and I'll make sure I stop in next time I'm going by (which isn't all that often but its always good to know where the "shop stops" are.)

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  6. I am just as excited as you are! That is wonderful news.

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