Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Fun

On Sunday, while trying to find other quilt shops in the Chicagoland area, I came across one that is so very close and I had no idea it existed! I talked Becket and Kenton into a trip over on Monday and was pleasantly surprised to find a little gem. The boys happily played with the blocks set out for kids while I rummaged through their pile of fat eighths (I told the boys I would be fast and wouldn't wait for anything to be cut).

Tucked in the corner of a strip mall, it's a wonderful and bright shop - buzzing with a surprising number of customers - VERY friendly shopkeepers, and a good sized collection of my kind of prints. In the back of my mind I'm thinking I would like to work part time in a shop - this would be the place! I picked out these goodies.
And I loved these little cupcakes - it's the only piece I didn't recognize nor does it have the selvage info. Anybody know it?


We had a crazy amount of rain today. Except for a bit of flash flooding toward evening, it was a wonderful summer rain - warm and thunder free. I told the boys they were free to run and splash if they liked. The oldest and youngest rushed for their swim shorts and headed out.
I tried to catch some of the fun from the front door.
But I had to venture out with the umbrella once they found a huge puddle in front of the neighbor's house.
Before heading in, I found this beautifully perfect egg that blew from a tree and landed on our stone out front.


11 comments:

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a terrific local find? I do love my local fabric stores, but they are few and far in between. You've chosen some lovelies though!

Rita

Goddess in Progress said...

Sounds like a good day to me! I may have to pick your brain about Chicagoland quilt shops. I grew up in Evanston, and will be visiting the area over the summer. And may eventually move back there... :-)

Mushyhed said...

Your boys are just too cute! Love your fabric finds today but REALLY LOVE your cupcakes fabric.

amy smart said...

I think, but I'm not positive, that the cupcakes are a Susan Branch fabric for RJR.

Love your picks. Sounds like a great little shop. Love summer rain too. Except we have had a little too much this year.

Kangaroo said...

that egg must be a sign...

Marianne Penner Design said...

Your boys look like they are having so much fun. Great find at the local shop, the prints are awesome, I just bought 1/3 yard of the Sandi Henderson print in tealy/turquoise about 2 weeks ago.

heather said...

If I ever come back and visit the Naperville area I'll be asking you for tips on places/shops to go. Very nice to know they were friendly!!:) That area can get a bad rap! Love the pics of the boys outside. Boys being boys and having fun!!

jaybird said...

cute cupcakes... i'm not sure who made that fabric but i want it!!

Michelle said...

Love the fabrics. We have had lots of dreariness and rain here this spring. It is nice to be reminded that rain can be fun too! Glad you had a good day.

One Flew Over said...

That little egg is beautiful!

Jennie said...

I'm in the Chicago area! Where was the shop? I'd love to check it out! ~ Jennie