Thursday, July 9, 2009

Carolyn's Quilt Shop ...... the new kid in town!

















Well, good morning Blogland Neighborhood! It's a BEAUTIFUL day here in Pa ....sunny and not too hot .....and NO humidity (which we're very happy about since humidity makes us pretty darn cranky!) Not only are we happy about the weather here at MBIAJ Headquarters, we're also just tickled pink to tell you about the new kid in town.....a NEW QUILT SHOP that is !!!! Carolyn's Quilt Shop, located in my alma mater town of Tamaqua , Pa opened for business about 3 months ago. I'm thrilled to see a fabric/sewing business in this location again ..... when I was growing up, this store was "Nancy's Sewing Center". I took sewing lessons here on Saturday mornings when I was in sixth grade .......and look at the groovy outfit I made......




.....the one in the bottom left corner .... the skirt and vest ala Carol Brady or Shirley Partridge !!!













Anyhow, lets go in and take a little tour ....(feel free to "oooooh" and "aaaahhhh")


....oooooh!! pretty fabric and I LOVE those windows!


.......aaaahhhhhhh!!!!




......ooooh!!! MORE PRETTY FABRIC !!!!










.....and look!! the gang's all here! (and they're cutting my fabric) .....




......there's Janet (on the left), then Carolyn (the captain of the ship wearing the red shirt), Diane (we were in the same class at good ol' Tamaqua High), and Eileen. Let's listen in on their conversation shall we? Diane is saying "if she doesn't stop taking my picture, I'm gonna bop her over the head with this bolt of fabric!"......and Eileen replies "shhhhhhh! she's buying lots of stuff!" ...and Janet offers " don't you need more?" ..... and Carolyn is whispering under her breath "Cha Ching !!!" (just kidding .... these gals are as sweet as they can be!)

.....oh! and you HAVE to see the pretty bags they pack all of your goodies up in ...



...there's this one and ....


.....this one ....



.....and look at what was inside of those pretty bags ....



....all kinds of delicious fabric picked out by the MBIAJ Fabric Picking Out Dept!


....and the MBIAJ Sewing Dept has all kinds lofty ideas planned for all of these lovely fabrics but first they'll have to pencil in some time to get reaquainted with ....




.....Betty ...Oh Betty, it's been far too long ....(oops, got a little off track there for a minute.....)




So, listen friends and neighbors, if you can't personally visit Carolyn and the gang at her quilt shop in Tamaqua, Pa , you can still shop online !! How fun is that !!!!!!

.....and now we must zoom and get on with the rest of the day. Be back soon!!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

6 comments:

Pat said...

How fun to have that wringer washing machine in the shop!!! Looks like a great place...lucky you to live near to it!

jerseygirl said...

hey missy that new fabric better not have touched a sewing needle until that bottle necking array of quilts lined up in your sewing room have been worked on. I AM WATCHING YOU!!!!I have set up the cameras and big brother is around. You can look at that new fabric but that is about it!!!!!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

I love the shop! Your new fabric looks fantastic. I can't wait to see what you're making.

Monica said...

Lordy, this computer thing just messes me up all the time....ok I now have a google account and am leaving you a comment for the first time! I enjoy reading you blog often...very fun and I love Miss Kitty! We have 4 cats, so I am an animal lover (we have a dog too). Anyway, I was in your neck of the woods this weekend, dropping my daugter off to E. Stroudburg University. I would love to have the names and towns of other shops in your area as I plan to visit her often. I love going to different shops when I'm not in my hometown as they all have different flavors! Maybe someday I'll even make it to Jim Thorpe!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Thanks so much for adding my blog to yours....I adore your blog and spirit! Many people have come to visit me because of you!
I hope someday to visit this darling shop! Maybe when my new book comes out in November I will have chance to come back your way.

happy zombie said...

Those bags are IN. SANE! I love them. Not that I need ANY coaxing to go into a quilt shop... to buy stuff in said shop... but those bags... HOLY COW! Those are THE cutest bags I've ever seen. EVER.

Click. Click, click, click. Click... click. Click, click. Click. Click, click, click. Click... click. Click, click. Click, click... click. Click. Click, click, click. Click... click. Click, click. The sounds of me entering my house to Carolyn's Quilt Shop into my GPS for directions.