Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sew Original - Winston-Salem, NC



Meet Shirley Bailey the owner of Sew Original

I have never witnessed such an enthusiastic
group of employees as in this shop. While I
showed samples and patterns there
was a lot of oohhhing and aahhhing, some
squealing, and a lot of volunteering to make samples!
Fantastic! I can only assume they serve their
customers as enthusiastically!



Here is one of the stitching groups in a classroom





3443 Robinhood Rd # D
Winston Salem, NC 27106
(336) 760-1121

Rainy Blues

A rainy blue few days here in North Carolina. But tomorrow sunshine, I think I hear the golf course calling.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Golf day today

I played golf today. For more info on this NC course visit my golf blog.

The Preacher and His Wife

OK, so Bonnie and Dave had four kids. (My cousins) Kris, Kathy, Laurie and Scott. And of course they had kids and grandkids. All of them live in the Walnut Cove area. I had not seen some of them in 40 years! Below is my cousin Kris (left) she is a singer-song writer, DJ, and graphic artist. She and her music partner Doug, were kind enough to give us a private house concert! aka Wright Avenue Ramblers. It was sooooo great! So much talent! I had no idea! Wish I had a video to share instead of these photos.




Thanks Chris! You are fantastic and I want a CD!

My Godmother and the Preacher

This is why I was in such a hurry to get to Walnut Cove! This is the home of my Godmother, Bonnie and her husband David (the Preacher)







This is where I intended to spend the weekend, but they said I could use their home as my NC base of operation, so it looks like I'll be here through the week! Yippee, I love this place. And these people ;-)



Walnut Cove or bust!

I passed up the fine dining cuisine in Black Mountain
for a Hot Fudge Shake and a Chili Cheese Dog.


Sometimes the best view is behind us.

Asheville Cotton Co. - Asheville, NC


Meet Robin, owner of the Asheville Cotton Co.



They have a nice selection of machines and
knowledgeable staff .




Quilts to inspire.




• 1378 Hendersonville Rd. Suite B
• Asheville, NC 28803
• (828) 277- 4100

Friday, January 23, 2009

Car Wash Inspiration

A room with a view. This was the view out of my hotel room in Asheville North Carolina this morning.

Well this morning I tried to get that car wash. I got in line with all the other car washers, the car wash seemed to be working just fine.

But when it was my turn this fellow held up his had and stopped me from pulling my car forward. I thought Oh , no something went wrong and he has to repair it. Uuuggghh.

But in reality, he was just collecting the $$$ out of the machine.
I hope you enjoy the car wash art photos below. Inspiration is everywhere!












Thursday, January 22, 2009

Little Blessings Quilt Shop - Crossville, TN



Meet Julia the shop owner (left) and Linda Edwards (right)

Customers and husbands have a cozy place by the
fireplace to read or just hang out.


This is "Scrappy Julia" the Otter and shop mascot.
She was created by a local artist for the counties
150 year Anniversary.



Cheery, well lit fabric area


Classroom



I found this glass vase filled with slim cuts of fabric an interesting piece.

Little Blessings is an authorized Pfaff dealer.

Little Blessings Quilt Shop
4351 Hwy 127 N
Crossville, TN

931-707-7724

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Shop Hours
M-F 9:30 – 5:00
S 9:30 – 3:00
Closed Sunday




Sew Pieceful Quilting - Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Sew Pieceful Quilting has been serving the Tomahawk, Wisconsin community since 2009, offering a wide variety of products and services to m...