Monday, February 26, 2007

Mission Trenton

We had been talking about this shop in Trenton, a town about 45 min away from Gainesville, which is supposed to be a huge local-type of fabric/quilting store for the longest time. I can't even remember who told us about it, but it was probably Gisele who knew and made it so appealing. And Gisele was also one of the few of us who didn't come this Saturday on our mission to conquer the fabric store in Trenton. Needless to say, we thought about her and all our other friends who couldn't make it this time.
Time just disappeared while being surrounded by abundant amounts of colorful fabrics classified by colors, tones, themes, styles...I could just see each one of us focusing in a special area of the store. It took a while to see the whole store and then we had to do a second round to start selecting what we wanted, and then again, one more scanning of the area to make sure we didn't miss a hidden treasure. So much to pick from, so hard to decide! It was fun to have all our peer quilting friends to give us advice while we were trying to decide among 5 different rolls of fabric. Exciting thinking about new projects too. And we even got to socialize with other fanatics of quilting while we were there. To finish up with a wonderful morning, we sat in the little cafe of the shop and had a wonderful lunch while we talked about our findings and our excitement of being there.
For sure this was a special day to me, and I am sure, to all of us.

The bright section, one of my favorites!

Marcela was checking out all the beautiful bags...

Clara proudly showing us her findings.

The best shop keeper...Luquita.

From left to right, Camila, Michelle, Teri, Carmen, Luca, Pascaline and sitting in front Amisha, all ready for our lunch!

Lots of fun in Claudia's huge van!

Same here in Carmen's car.

And of course, the green bags are the proof of our purchases, and also our happy faces!


Marcela said...

I loved the "mission", thank you was really a blast...we had so much fun hard to decide among too many choices, I wanted to buy them all.

Ana Clara said...

Wow! was this a really great trip!?!...
As Claudia said: "Disneyworld for quilters". I just wanted to have my machine there and start patchworking...