So, a million bazillion years ago, I got to go to Jacquie's house, and it was awesome. Here are pictures, and a bit of narration.This is the road to Jacquie's house, it is windy and hilly, and not unlike Arkansas. She lives in the Arkansas part of Kansas, which I didn't know existed. Anyway, it was an ADVENTURE, and even more of an adventure when I got to drive out, later, during a rainstorm, in my Suzuki Forenza. Which is not a car that is build for gravel roads and bad weather, but I survived, and need to get back to the point, which is, THIS IS THE ROAD. A lot of nonsense already, and this is just the first set of pictures.So, Jacquie has a lot of fabric. I touched it all. Her house is AWESOME, also, and I didn't take pictures, but she has a giant front porch with these hammock-y swing things that I want to live in. Also, living in ArkansasKansas is kindof beautiful, and has lots of pretty views and such. Which I failed to photograph, because I was busy touching all her fabric. She is lucky I did not lick it.
This is Bruno, Jacquie's studio assistant. He is very helpful, if you need a small-horse-sized dog to lay on the ground next to you. This is a quilt that Jacquie is going to make and I am SPOILERING it! But she said I could, so. It has my birdies!!!This is Jacquie's machine, which is a thing to be revered.
So, h'anyways, we had a bunch of stuff, and sewed and chatted and it was fabulous, and THEN, two days later, I had one of the most fabulous fabric experiences of my life. If you live anywhere around the KC metro/Lawrence area, you know Sarah's.
I had been told FOR YEARS that I had to go there, but I never managed to get there until recently. I went with a few of my fab KCMQG kids, Jaime and Jenny, and we met Jacquie there. Drool, friends, at the massive stacks of fabric, and I just BARELY scratched the surface of all the boltage. Not bringing a wide angle lens was a sad mistake. I showed some serious restraint, and made out with a good selection of goodness for not tooo many moneys. It's an amazing place, though, and I know I could get lost in there for hours if I didn't have people to pull me out of fabric-touching mode.
Guild "Sewing Saturday" was a few weekends ago, as well, and I left the fabulous Harper's with a small set of FQ's as well. I still remember the first time I went into Harpers a few years ago, being totally amazed by HOW MUCH FABRIC a quilt store has. It was a news flash to me at the time, because I had never been into a TRUE quilting store, it was my baptism into the world of fat quarters and WALLS of all the quilting cottons I could imagine. It was joyous.
Long story short, I now have more fabric. Is anyone surprised?
PS: What is this hedgehog doing to this apple? No, do not tell me. I do not want to know. He is certainly confused.