Sometimes you just need a weekend getaway. So, when my boyfriend proposed a week ago, we decided we would use this as an excuse to go on a short, one-night trip. We called it an “engagemoon,” but really it was just an excuse to visit one of our favorite little New England towns: Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Portsmouth is an utterly charming, picturesque area, right by the water and full of delicious restaurants, fun bars, and funky little shops. However, I had one main destination in mind:
Portsmouth Fabric Company (which I wrote about in my article in International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, “Cool Quilt Stores Across the Country”) is one of those hole-in-the-wall fabric stores that is literally overflowing with delectable contemporary prints. It’s a dangerous place for a quilter to enter. Miraculously, I practiced serious self-restraint on this particular trip (perhaps because I felt a tad guilty leaving Kyle sitting amidst dozens of sewing machines while I browsed through fabric bolts), and I managed to walk away with only this:
I simply can’t resist a yummy fat quarter pack, and Kaffe Fasset’s Spots fabric is just so cheery.
I walked around with this little bundle in my bag the rest of the night; I couldn’t help but pull it out every half hour or so, just to admire it. And now I’d like to spread the fabric joy with a little giveaway.
Do you want this adorable fat quarter pack of Bird Talk by Ellen Crimi-Trent for Clothworks™?
Leave a comment describing your favorite local fabric store and it could be yours! I will randomly select a winner on Wednesday, May 12th by 12 noon EST. Good luck!