My husband calls Thimbles and Threads at the Quilters Lodge “Lalla’s Happy Place”. I cannot think of a better way to describe it than that! This past week was grey and cold and while I told my husband that I was going to pick up some Aurafil #2000 thread to work on a new quilt top, he knew that I was actually going to get my fix of happy color and feel good cotton!
I love walking into the store and seeing a smiling face. The staff is so friendly! I love seeing quilts of every size! This little beauty greeted me at the counter.
This week I was actually able to see a quilting celebrity, Sue Daley ( yes, THAT Sue Daley!! ) was at Thimbles and Threads to teach English Paper Piecing (EPP) . My Passacaglia quilt is currently the size of a potholder, but I have big plans! I had to take a picture of my new pink thread holders that I got for my purse. Seriously cute!
The best part of EPP is that its portable! I can sew while waiting for kids or while waiting at the doctors office. In a world that doesn’t leave large chunks of time for creativity, EPP has been a great way to use the moments of free time I have, while I am waiting for the rest of my life to happen. I almost enjoyed my last wait at the DMV!
Seeing the fabric online is great, but being able to touch it and see how the colors look in real life. Just standing at the end of the blender fabrics wall is like being at the end of my very own rainbow!
At check out, I left with more than just my Aurafil, I left with a smile and feeling recharged. I can’t wait to get back home and start stitching!