Hello everyone! Thank you very much for your get well wishes and prayers. James and I appreciate it very much. He is doing as well as can be expected at this juncture and has made it out of the NICU to a regular room on the nursing floor. We are hoping that he will be well enough to fly home to Hawaii on Sunday. For those that are asking, we are in Raleigh and he had his surgery done at Wake Medical Center. It is a very nice facility staffed with many warm and caring people.
I had high hopes of sneaking in a trip to a quilt shop for some fabric therapy prior to James' surgery. Theres nothing like fondling fabric to ease anxiety. After locating several quilt shops on the internet and reading their online reviews, I knew which one I would visit if the opportunity arose. Believe it or not, I have never had the opportunity to visit a traditional quilt shop before. Most of the fabric outlets that I go to in Hawaii are in warehouses.
It was a beautiful drive to Wake Forest where Quilts Like Crazy is located. And what a lovely shop it was, filled with oodles and oodles of eye candy! I probably spent a good hour there while James waited patiently. From the moment that I walked through the door to the time that I left, both Karen and Betsy made me feel right at home. My adrenaline was running overtime because I was truly in my element, surrounded by some of my favorite things.
Due to airline baggage weight restrictions, I was careful not to overdo my purchases but I did walk away with many beautiful pieces of fabric.
I found four scrumptious fat quarter bundles that I loved.
These fabrics in muted shades of pinks, browns, and light turquoise were so pretty that I just had to have them.
A wonderful selection of Mary Engelbreit fabrics in pinks, yellows, and reds. I tried to keep my cool but inside I was squealing with delight. I love the whimsy of her fabrics.
The rich greens, browns and pinks of these fabrics are truly scrumptious.
And to top it all off, a couple of handbag patterns along with a few more Mary Engelbreit fat quarters. I just couldn't resist!
I should be here for another week as long as everything goes well. I do have pictures downloaded for a tutorial but will need to find the time to write it up. Hopefully, I'll have it ready before I leave North Carolina at the end of this week.
By the way, there is definitely something to be said about southern hospitality. To all those that we have encountered, from doctors and their staff to everyday people that we have met, thank you for your kindness and warmth. Y'all are just downright nice and have made our situation much more bearable.
Thanks again, everyone, for your prayers and support. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Aloha from North Carolina!
Quilts Like Crazy
1241-08 S. Main St.
Wake Forest, N. Carolina 27587