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Friday, March 27, 2009

Lake Street Mercantile....

Spent the day with the quilty chicks heading out to South Lyon, MI to peruse the aisles of one of the best quilt shops http://www.lakestmercantile.com/1/180/index.asp. They are well known for their pattern kits. If you haven't heard of this quilt shop, this is where Minick and Simpson http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com/ originated from, I believe. They have the cutest shop which is in an old bank and you can even shop in the vault; AND they were one of the Better Homes and Garden Quilt Sampler featured shops. Their quilt was the cover quilt. Love them!




Anyways, I so wanted to go there today to find a "civil war" backing for my Crows in the Corner. I wanted something different....something big and splashy....and ended up coming away with something totally different, but fun. Not sure the color is great in the picture, but it is a great pink and tan stripe.



Also, found a few black and tan prints for my circle blocks that I am making for another quilt and got a 20% discount on anything that you bought the end of the bolt....that's the tan fabric.



Of course, I couldnt' get out of there without buying everything I needed to make this cute shopping bag. They had it made up in these red/check/stars fabrics. Really! I needed another bag. Wouldn't you talk yourself into that one?!!



Sharon and Nancy did some damage, too, today. I have to say, we really did the economy some good and we need to do all we can to keep the stores that we love in business. We were there for a couple hours making our decisions, but it all ended up with all of us leaving very happy. :D

4 comments:

  1. What gorgeous purchases! What fun .... you deserve it!

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  2. The shop sounds wonderful. Someday!

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  3. I love the fabric! I also love the
    bag pattern! I'm addicted to making
    bags.

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  4. OOHHH!! You did good shopping,girl.

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