Sunday, June 21, 2009

FINDING FRIENDS AND FABRIC

Here I am in Atlanta, visiting my daughter, and who should I find but Ms. Sew Primitive! Karen came and picked me up on Friday and we hugged like old buddies, which, due to excessive e-mailing, we actually are! But this is the first time we have met face to face, and though we both joked about "what if we hate each other?" we knew we wouldn't. Karen actually lives on the other side of town from my daughter, so while in this area we visited two shops that she hadn't been to. The first was the Scarlet Thread, which is a beautiful new shop, bright and lovely as its contents. It carries bright and beautiful fabrics. We both found some fabric that we purchased, even in the midst of all that brightness! Remember, Karen and I are both residing mostly in the 19th Century! (In terms of our quilts).
Second stop was Sweet Home Quilt Shop in Conyers, GA. This shop occupies a darling house that is on the historical register. As you can see, there are lovely quilts hanging on porch railings and swings, etc. It is so welcoming!
Yup, here we are, enchanted by this old beauty on the porch. I am referring to the quilt of course.
Inside we met these two nice ladies! We took an action shot of Pam on the left, and shop owner Melisa on the right cutting fabric. Karen and I felt right at home at Sweet Home! Then we found out that Melissa reads our blogs! She was especially familiar with Karen and asked her about Rembrandt! Isn't that funny! Melisa has a blog also. Check it out!

As we left this charming shop we noticed these irresistible stone steps just begging to be photographed. This was the perfect photo op for our purchases.

We spent the evening at Karen's house wading through her many vintage quilts and current projects. I met Rembrandt when I first entered, but then she went into hiding for the rest of the evening. More of that in a future post!



12 comments:

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

How awesome is this? And what incredible fun you had, filled with synchronicities and fabric purchases to boot! And I'd say three high spirited, fun loving American beauties on that porch, one of you just a bit more quilted... And those two pretty and nice quilt shop ladies will sure remember you, two! The power of quilt bloggers to connect with people, places, and fabric, cannot be matched. What fun.

Gretchen said...

I hope you are enjoying Atlanta and our fabulous quilt shops and bloggers!! Sorry about the heat though. You are so lucky to meet Rembrandt. Karen is a blog friend of mine too.

sewprimitive karen said...

Hey, great post, I can't match this!! We had a very good time meeting up, and going quilt shop hopping and all the rest. See you in September, Marcie!

Libby said...

Oh man - I wish I could have been there to join in the fun *s*

Karen said...

Mmmm! You are still alive, Marcie! Guess I don't need to call 911 after all. Looks like you had a good time and now I hear you are going back again.

Tazzie said...

What a wonderful time you both had, wish I could have tagged along!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Janet said...

Great shop, I love the ones where they make you so at home. You had a lovely time obviously and cemented a friendship.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Marice and Karen! This makes my heart swell with the sense of a flourishing friendship. I'm so so happy you were able to spend some time together. Memorable. Thank you for sharing!

Janet said...

What a fun day spent with a quilting friend! I love the looks of that old quilt on the porch too. The steps are a perfect place to display your goodies.

Julie said...

I hope you get to "Little Quilts" in Marietta. I was fortunate enough to visit this shop about a month ago, and it is awesome!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a fun time Marcie - I'm jealous! blessings, marlene

Karen said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun on your trip. Thanks for sharing with us :)