Friday, August 15, 2008

Vacation, Here I Come!

YAY! I made it through the week and I am on my way to a really long vacation in San Francisco! I'm so excited. I've never been there before so it should be a very exciting trip. We have been planning this for about four months and it is finally here. I'm a little sad because we are going to be missing many family activities (like a wedding, a family reunion, a BBQ at my dad's to celebrate a new baby in the family) but everyone was very understanding when we said we wouldn't be able to make it.

I'll be gone for just over a week, so this blog will be lacking in posts for a while. Hopefully when I get back there will be lots to show. Until I get back, here are some funny LOL cat pictures that just crack me up. (all pictures are taken from the lol cat website so don't blame me if you don't like them.) Have a great weekend and week!

Oh, Aunt Carolyn -

I don't have your email and yes, mom did forget to ask me where I buy my fabric. So, I'll just tell you here. I buy most of my flannel at Joann's but sometimes I get it at this fabric store on Main Street in American Fork called Nuttals. They have a lot to choose from and usually are pretty reasonably priced. The only thing I don't like about this store is that they make you cut your own fabric. I guess I just figure if I'm paying for it, they can at least cut it for me. Most of my cotton fabric and the modern prints I get at the Quilts Etc Shop in Sandy. It is just off 9000 and on (I think) the corner of Main Street and State Street. Aunt Ellen shops here a lot too, sometimes I even run into her there. They have so much stuff at this store that they had to extend to a second store across the street. It is fabric heaven! I also like to shop at this little store in Lehi called Broadbents. They are like a home decor store but also have a huge fabric section to choose from. They have a ton of cute stuff. Aunt Ellen also told me about this great store in South Jordan on Bangerter called the Material Girls. They have lots of cute stuff and they are really, really helpful. Last time I was in there, the lady spent a good half hour helping me do the math on how much fabric I'd need to buy for my next project. And last night I saw that they are opening up a new quilt store in September in Alpine. Yay! I'm especially excited about this store because I used to go to a quilt store that is really close to my home, you know just cause it was convenient, but I refuse to go there anymore. They have raised all of their prices, again. They are not helpful and more often than not, they are just rude. And I have tried several times to give them a second, third, and fourth chance to improve but it just gets worse every time I go. I've sorta banned myself from ever going there again. I don't recommend it.

You should come up and we could go shopping to all these great stores. I'll drive!

If you want to buy stuff online, I've bought from the Fat Quarter Shop before and really liked it (click here for their website) or I like the fabric that sew mama sew has (here). Both great online stores. More of the modern type of fabric. These are the only two online stores that I have purchased from, and both were good with really fast shipping. I like to buy stuff in the stores more just because I can spend hours touching and holding the bolts of fabric. And trust me, I do spend hours! Plus I can get a better feel for how everything will come together.

I LOVE FABRIC! Let me know if you want to go shopping sometime, it would be lots of fun! Loves,



Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I am going to plan a trip for one day just to go fabric shopping. I am trying to get back into sewing.. even though I don't have the time. Maybe if I sew. I won't eat?????Maybe. Have a great vacation.

Christina said...

Have a great vacation!

Rebekah said...

I know I'm a little late but I hope you have a wonderful time! SF is one of my favorite cities :)

Jeanette said...

now you have me curious, I want to know who your banned shop is, see if it's the same as mine LOL

have fun on vacation and be safe!

Lisa and Randy said...

It was good to see you today. You did a great job planning the baby shower. I can't wait for the pictures.
Lisa :)