Yesterday, the sun was shy at first, letting the clouds fool us into thinking we’d better change our plans for the day. Before I could even think about alternate activities, boys and husband were already at the beach. Realizing this would be my only opportunity, I quickly left to visit my favorite quilt store in Delaware: Serendipity.
For the last two years, I have been following their adventures as they built and finally moved into a new location in September 2011, just a hop and a skip away from their previous spot. With 1,800 sq ft and over 3,000 bolts of tempting fabric, I felt I had arrived in heaven. Serendipity features such popular lines as Hoffman, Timeless Treasures, Moda, P&B, Marcus Bros., Windham, Bernatex, Dear Stella, Henry Glass, Maywood, Andover, Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, and more. I wandered through the store for ONLY two and a half hours, ignoring the impatient attempts from my iPhone to bring me back to earth.
Take a look at the pictures below: eye candy all around. The store is gorgeous!
|Lots of Sue Spargo’s patterns, assorted wool kits, and samples.|
|Beautiful quilt samples by store owner Kathy Lewis and staff. Extensive collection of batiks.|
|Very bright store with plenty of room to walk around displays.|
|The cutest novelty and baby fabrics!|
|Check out this cool way to display their samples: Finished wood with special nails installed close to the ceiling allow staff to easily clip and hang quilts.|
While I was at the store, I noticed these two ladies ‘carting’ bolts and bolts of fabric to the cutting tables. After about one hour, their tab came to $3,620!!! I called my husband and asked if I could spend the same amount. “No way”, he said. I decided then that anything I spent BELOW that would be approved!!! When he sees the credit card bill he will be relieved I did not spend that much, and any complaints on his part will be met with: “See how much money I saved you?” 🙂
Gotta go now. More on my purchases later! Enjoy the 4th of July!