Monday, January 17, 2011

Va treasures

 Today is a welcome holiday after a long work week last week(not).  Mom, Dad, and I drove up to Fancy Gap, VA.  Our first stop was the Pottery and Fabric Outlet.  This is an immense place.  I was focused on the fabric and notions building.  Unfortunately as Dad was along I knew I had to shop fast.
The aisles were endless. 
 They carried many kinds of fabric.  Right inside the door mom spotted these great Valentine's Prints.
Then we saw boxes of fat quarters-look at the price!

But there was no time to look at them.  Dad went to look at the garden/country decor building and I knew he would be back too soon.

So I started looking at these beautiful fabrics.  Did I mention Henry Glass, P&B, Cranston, and $3.99 a yard?
I bought half yard pieces of some great halloween prints for my ongoing collection.  Some day I will make a great quilt.  The skeleton was the end of bolt so I bought one and a third yards.
I bought half yard pieces of these fabrics. 
The mushroom and the houses print may be used as part of a picture/landscape doll quilt I am thinking of making.   This green actually has verses from the bible telling parts of the Christmas story! 
The rainbow fish was just neat, as was the green snowflake print(I mean MY green!)The polka dot also had my green in it!  The stripe I was lucky to get for only $2 a yard so I bought 2 yards!  It will make great binding!  The stripe had some sort of tiny spot in the print run, that you could barely even see!
I will definately have to come back here again. They also have a 20% discount for verified wholesalers. 
We stopped at a few antique places on the way back down the mountain.  At Faye's Antiques I bought three packages of vintage ric rack for $1.  She tried to give them to me but I insisted on paying something.
At another antique store I found this wonderful block  for $1.50.  It is made up of 2.5" squares of vintage fabrics.  I love these prints and colors!  I may have to frame this.
I also found these great buttons for $1.  I wanted the green as I dont have a lot of light green buttons.  I got the great red buttons and others too!
The last stop we made was in Cana, VA for Mom and Dad to buy apples to make apple sauce.  I bought a few fun snacks I don't usually buy.  Dried apples, gummi butterflies, and rock candy.
It was really a great afternoon.  Snow lay on the ground in some places yet.  Frozen icicles hung from rocks where water seeped through.  And we stopped for some good food at Liberty restaurant in our town. 

Keep dreaming…Colleen

This quilt top was in an antique shop.  I loved the colors and the pattern and thought the way it was put together with the white sashing and orange squares interesting.  The dark color is a deep plum.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh my gosh how did you pass on 99@ fat quarters? I would be in hog heaven there, but too far a travel for me. You got some lovely pieces - I really love the house one best. Look forward to how you 'play' with these.

WoolenSails said...

Lots of great goodies. Love it when I find a fabric warehouse, great place for bargains.


Anonymous said...

I want to visit that fabric shop!!! =) It looks like you need to ditch Dad and make a day of it. =)

Thanks for sharing your fun with us!

PolkaDotClassic said...

that' Fabric Heaven :)
I just did mapquest and it will be 12 hours to get there from sunny FL. LOL
Maybe one day
Thanks for the pictures
Happy sewing day,

Anonymous said...

I may have to plan a trip there. I live in WV. Sheila

The Tulip Patch said...

I am sooooo jealous of that you getting to go to that fabric store. It looks awesome.