Tuesday, August 16, 2016

More Sister Stuff

This is the whole unquilted version of the quilt I was finishing for my sister's store display. I chose a pink cotton for the binding. It has lots of Kaffe Fassett fabrics in it, from a charm pack,  and I will be lending it to the store until such time as I make something new from their new line of KF fabrics to be arriving soon-ish. Her store is giving me a reason to make a quilt, or in this case finish one that was already made. 
I was asked by Lynne P to say more about where Brooke works, which is Ready Set Sew,
and it has recently become a quilt shop as well as a sewing machine store (and wonderful repair shop too). I have lots of photos from my first visit, but it has changed so much in the last three years, with loads of wonderful fabrics, many more quilting machines, besides all the fancy sergers and embroidery machines. I like to go and play with all the features on the new machines, and dream about upgrading someday.
I am tempted to go back to teaching because the classroom is just great and they have a digital projector which I always used in my past life on the road.

 These old photos from April 2013 don't show the wall to wall shelves of quilt fabrics, so try to imagine the density of all these machines and thread and then the fabric too. One could get lost in the color alone.
 Just a bit of the Kaffe Fassett fabrics in inventory.

This was the only wall of fabric back when I took these photos. ha!
Now Brooke is the store manager, which makes it wonderful for her new life. It is close to her house, and she can even ride her bike when the weather cooperates.
It is really great for me to have my sister and niece in the same town. We go to church together and Glory sings in the choir. Often Sunday dinner is shared too. But now that Brooke is newly single we have become even closer and share so much of our lives, that it has truly enriched us both. Lucky me.


  1. I am so happy for you and Brooke - that you now have the opportunity to know each other in such fun ways. And equally happy for Brooke that she is now having the chance to come into her true self.

  2. Thanks for the explanation of "Brooke's store". How fun for you to get to make samples. Your kimono is really nice!
    And congrats on the weight loss. It's nice to feel better.

  3. Thank you SO much for showing us the quilt and the store...I'm south of you in Acworth, GA and I think I'll have to take a trip up there and visit the shop. LOVE the Kaffe jacket, as well.

  4. And lucky and lucky Brook to have your support at a difficult time for them all. Prayers for you all

  5. Ditto to all the above. Sister Rule!! (even when they are younger)