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Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas at Sawmiller’s Quiltery

Just a little way up the road from where I live is the delightful little shop, Sawmiller’s Quiltery.  There were some new red-work patterns in stock which I was quite keen to check out.  “Do you know what red-work is?”, I asked DH as I headed out the door.  “Of course I do”, he replied, “you made that red-work Santa”.  Isn’t he a clever quilter’s husband?  The shop looked very inviting, with quilts hung outside the shop.

DSCF4872 Sawmiller’s Quiltery
Bailey and Poppy were on snooze duty in the shop.  With all this warm weather that we have been having lately, there was nothing better to do than snooze in the sunshine.  It was too hot for them in the basket, nice and comfy with their very own quilts made for them especially by Sue.  So much cooler on the floor.
DSCF4871 Bailey and Poppy on snooze duty
There were lots of interesting things to check out in the shop, since my last visit.  The Christmas tree looked a picture decked out in ribbon bows and little quilt charms nestling amongst the branches.
DSCF4868 Christmas Tree
Also in the Christmas theme were the beautiful Jim Shore angel figurines, with their patchwork decorations.  Any quilter would love one of these.  I have a tiny one of these sent to me several years ago from South Dakota, and she comes out every year at Christmas time.
DSCF4869 Jim Shore figurines
As I was a little late checking out the red-work patterns, some of then had sold out.  I just had to take “Red-work Kitchen” home with me, featuring cups and saucers, jugs and plates.  I’m busy working on my current stitcheries at the moment, but this pattern will be all ready and waiting when I’m ready to start a new project.
DSCF4873 My new pattern


FlourishingPalms said...

What fun to go shopping like this, WITH your husband! Wow. You are blessed to have a spouse who's interested in the same things you are... even if he's a little uninformed. Enjoy your handwork time.

Anonymous said...

It was lovely to see you, the pics are lovely
Have a great Christmas & New Year
Bailey & Poppy too