Last weekend my sister invited me to go shopping in Sioux City with her. It's only an hour away, but I don't like going to big cities (okay places with any real traffic) by myself. I
forced suggested we go to the fabric store there. I suppose at this point in time I should go back to my LQS. I ran into Roelofs a few weeks ago to grab a fabric marker for labeling all of my quilts before the quilt show next month. I'd heard rumor that they'd added some new fabric to their clearance section so naturally I had to wander through that area. I found this great Amy Butler print for half price.
Okay, back to the Sioux City trip with my sister and our visit to Heart and Hand. I was a bit nervous when we pulled up to the front of the store. I'd been picturing a lovely old warehouse and instead arrived at a strip mall. Once I stepped inside though I was in total awe. (So much so that I forgot that my camera was in my bag.) Their store fills two store fronts. I found some great solids that coordinate really well with my Amy Butler fabric.
My husband loves monkeys. I've even helped him to start a sock monkey collection. Of course when I saw fabric with monkeys I had to get it.
Last month when I was on my quilting retreat I found a charm pack of Bluebird Park. I was debating buying yardage with hedgehogs, but decided I was buying a lot of fabric for my mystery quilt so I resisted the impulse. I've regretted it ever since. I was so excited that they had charm packs of Bluebird Park at Heart and Hand. They didn't have the hedgehog fabric I wanted, but I found this really nice blue flower fabric from the line. I think this is going to be my summer project for when the quilt show is finished. I've almost decided on the pattern I want to use. Hopefully next month when I start cutting these charming fabrics I'll have the same thoughts.