5.24.2008

Two things...

1) My ALQS has the binding machined on... I decided to suck it up and hand stitch the binding to the back. As I'm writing this, I realize this was the PERFECT opportunity to try the all-machine finished piped binding that I really want to learn (and master!). Sure with I'd had that thought at 3p today instead... At least it's less than 80" of stitching. You know how I feel about hand work!

2) When I moved here from Rochester, I left an area with lots of great quilt shops with beautiful stock, fun people and classes, and even good thread. (I miss Ivy Thimble!) I also lived about 5 minutes from JoAnn Fabrics, handy for those days when (ahem) I might need pink thread in a hurry! These resources are few and far between here in Jersey... at least so far. While procrastinating tonight, I found a quilt shop about a half hour away -- they have a decent online store, so I'm guessing their bricks and mortar will be at least somewhat more satisfying than my thread expedition from the other day! Fingers crossed... (Not that I really *need* anything -- I just don't like not knowing it's there.)

Wait -- three things! Food Network is running some ancient episodes of Iron Chef America tonight -- it's fun to see the early days where the production was a little less slick. I almost never see anything I want to eat on this show, but I love the action -- like Bobby Flay fishing live trout out of the tank on what looks like the first episode.

2 comments:

Kathie said...

You could also try Budding Star Quilt shop in Lebanon as well as Pennington Quilt shop on Rte 31. They are all about 1/2 hr from each other.Budding Star
http://www.buddingstarquilts.com/ is first coming from newark then KQ then go down to Pennington
http://www.penningtonquilts.com/

hope that helps!
There is also
Aardvark in Morris Plains
Acme in Pompton Plains
Cozy corner in New Milford
they are in a different direction in Morris and Bergen counties and can be done in a different day!

sophie said...

I fear I may be one of the 11th hour finishers of the ALQS. I'm envious of your nearly finished quilt. Great work!