April 10, 2012

I finally found a way to code the blog so that the comments on each post are numbered. Finally I don’t have to manually count (and count again to be sure) to find the winning comment. Yay!

The winner of Nancy Mahoney’s Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts is… drumroll… Number 27, Susan!

Susan says she is thrilled, being a big fan of Nancy’s work. I know she will enjoy the book.

Just got home yesterday from a long weekend trip to Reno, where Dana was playing in a chess tournament. I went to three fabric stores. The first one was Mill End Fabrics. When I saw the sign for it, I thought, “Oh, it’s in that big building.” When I got out of the car and walked inside, it was like, “No, it’s the WHOLE building.”

I felt like I was in Mood! A huge building full to the rafters with every type of material and trim you can think of. I meandered around and looked at everything, and finally found the cottons section. After some sleuthing I did discover some very good bolts of high-quality quilter’s cottons.

Then I went to Windy Moon. A delightful visit as always, with gorgeous arrays of fabrics. It was a special treat to spy my Teapots 2 to Appliqué in one of their displays!

The next day I revisited Sew-n-Such, an airy, happy, cheerful quilt shop. It was just a fresh and friendly as the first time.

Here are my fabric purchases from the trip. I was apparently on a deep-red-and-cream jag.

Admin note: Early last week our ISP moved all of our websites and blogs to a new server, and upgraded the blogs to the latest version of WordPress. This was not without a fair amount of angst. By now, most of the wrinkles have been smoothed out, but if you notice anything funky about the blog (such as missing images), please let me know.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


6 Responses to “FFFQ winner, and more”

  1. Jennifer Dancy on April 10th, 2012 2:37 pm

    Kay! I haven’t heard of Mill End Fabrics before! I love fabric shopping in Reno – we go up there about 2x per year – You do know about the other 2 quilt shops in town, right? Thanks for sharing!

  2. admin on April 10th, 2012 2:41 pm

    Hi Jennifer! I hadn’t heard about Mill End Fabrics before this trip either, and we’ve been to Reno many times! I found it by doing a Google Map search for “fabric stores.’ By all means go next time you’re up there!

    I know about Sierra Sewing Center and *almost* made it there this time. What’s the other one??

  3. Debbie St.Germain on April 10th, 2012 7:45 pm

    I love Mill stores, but most of our large fabric stores are gone now.


  4. Angie SoCal on April 11th, 2012 6:33 am

    Sounds like you had a lovely trip. What beautiful fabrics! I need to visit more stores to see/buy fabrics that are not available locally.

  5. Lisa @ Loving Our Life! on May 7th, 2012 1:08 pm

    I LOVE that store!!

  6. Lisa @ Loving Our Life! on May 7th, 2012 1:09 pm

    (Windy Moon Quilts)