I had planned on a bit of cross border shopping on Friday morning and was disappointed by waking up to rain but decided to press on. First stop was at Joann Fabrics in Bellingham to look for Quilt Folk issue 4, no luck. Onto Trader Joe's to pick up Christmas treats for my mom and a friend. Onto Mount Vernon to Calico Creations to see if they had the magazine but no luck. Last stop was into La Conner. I had checked my Instagram feed and Sylvia Pippen had announced she was opening her store that day. Who Ho! I was going down anyway so decided to find it. But I forgot to write down the address and went up and down First Street several times before I found parking and went into Country Lady and happily she pointed across the street and showed me where the shop was!Sylvia and her friend Mary Ann were busy arranging things and the shop is delightful. At the end of the building with river channel views out of their windows.
So much to look at it's quite overwhelming. I met Sylvia in Summer 2016 when Anna Bates of Woolie Mommoth Blog was on one of her Quilt Roadies adventures. If you go to her blog for August 2016 you can find the two part video that I shot of Anna and Sylvia in her studio at home. Or you can go to her youtube channel and see what other adventures Anna. G and Enzo have been on.
This is a wool kit of her flowers, the wools are exquisite.
On the way in I noticed a flock of snow geese in a field and on the way back stopped to take pictures.
Thought the measuring tape fabric would be cute. Most people want white on white so that's where I started.