Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Pics from My Sister's Visit

Hey everybody,

I wanted to post the rest of the pictures from my sister's visit last week. I intended to take her to several quilt shops in the area, but I swear, Thimble Pleasures is my favorite shop and we just didn't need to go anywhere else. We really had such a great time during both visits. All the staff is so friendly and quite talented. Several of them design their own patterns, as well as teach classes there. They are moving to a larger location this week and will have even more delicious fabrics to chose from. I can't wait to go over there Saturday to check out their new space.

Now for those pictures...

Karen (left) and Diane (right). Karen designs and teaches, as well as acting as their webmaster. I'm not sure if Diane teaches but I can tell you she is one of the funniest ladies there!! And very sweet to boot!

Another shot of Karen

Just a few of their batiks; they have a huge (and gorgeous) selection

A small glimpse of the main room

Alissa keeping herself occupied with some toys in the corner

..and she requested this one

Susan checking out a pattern...or something...

A wall hanging class example:

...and another

...and another...!

And now for the fabrics that Susan purchased. Disclaimer: She told me to let everybody know she has a "disease". I told her that lots of others have the same "disease" - hehe. I just love the way they fold the fabrics after they cut them. Diane said you have to be able to fondle your fabrics and this way you can see them all at once :)

That was our great shopping spree at Thimble Pleasures. We had such a good time and I can't wait to do it again with her, although she might feel differently after me taking her there. :)