May 01, 2007

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

Raise your hand of you're sick of hearing about my move back to California. (extended pause) I thought so, sorry. Maybe this will be the last thing for a bit, haha.
Nick & I have spent the better part of the past week shopping. We got a bed, a bed frame, a kitchen rug, groceries, a new computer, a Dyson vaccum (more on that later), and a bunch more. While we were out & about, discovering our new area, we pretty much found everything we need. Ice cream shop. JoAnn Fabrics. The Container Store. Target. Costco. You know, the basic necessities. There was just one thing missing. . . a quilt fabric store. So yesterday I set out to find one, it was Nick's first day at work, and my first day alone. I can be a little old fashioned, so I started with the phone book. (It's that big yellow one they throw in front of your house every year or so) Not much luck there, but I happened upon a listing online for a shop in Petaluma, about 20 miles north of where we live in San Rafael. Close enough for me!

Well, Petaluma turned out to be a pretty cute little town. Nick & I are definitely going to have to go there some weekend & have a walk around. The Quilted Angel turned out to be my savior. It's big, for one thing. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew I'd found what I was looking for. There was vintage reproduction, April Cornell's Sunshine collection, Chocolat, Asian, flannel, Peas & Carrots! Need I say more? This store is great.. I was pleased as punch walking around just seeing all the beautiful, neatly organized bolts. I was in heaven. Sad, isn't it? But seriously, there was one store that kind of came close to this in where we lived in the UK (a 45 minute drive), and the prices, forget about it. I'm so glad to have found this place. I can now honestly say that I'm happy here. I have everything I need.
And here's what I got...You didn't think I'd walk away empty handed, did you?


Dinah said...

Pretty pretty fabric. I'm glad you found the store! And isn't it just a warm feeling to walk into a store and just know it's your kind of place!

Anonymous said...

I know what you're going through. What a wonderfully comforting feeling to find a fabulous fabric store nearby.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Gorgeous!! I'm glad you found your new favorite store, lol! I wish we had better shops around here--they are all the same and no one carries the April Cornell, the 30's fabrics, or any of the newer lines. It's all Thimbleberries and the more country prints (which are fine, if that is your style--it's not mine!) Anyways--yeah!! Have fun. And good luck on finishing getting settled into your new home.
Smiles, Karen

Katie Jean said...

I love those pretty fabrics. I just discovered a new store too. Isn't it so much fun to find a new place?

Sarah said...

Wonderful fabrics! I used to live up near Petaluma, and never went there, what a bummer! Sounds like a lovely place.