If Happiness is Quilting, then I am VERY HAPPY!
Irene was in charge of getting me to the airport on Monday. I had two choices of flight times when booking this flight – either crack of dawn early which meant we’d be leaving Plano by 4:30am (ACCK!!!) Or, I could give myself a morning to play, get to the airport early afternoon and make it home by bed time.
Of course the second option won out, hands down!
We wanted to do some shop hopping, and antique mall browsing, and headed north out of Plano to Mc Kinney. While I’ve taught in McKinney, my time was usually between the workshop space at a local church, and the hotel – so I never got to wander the beautiful downtown courthouse square area.
And right there downtown is an adorable shop that you just do not want to miss: Happiness is Quilting.
Walls of happiness, that is!
While Irene got help shopping for a TJ Lane thimble,
I set myself up in the grey-acquisition department!
If you missed my little disclosure/request on Monday’s mystery link–up, I am wanting to do a string quilt in greys, and I put out a request for any leftover grey strips that you might have from your Allietare Mystery, asking that if you have a couple of strips between 3/4’’ and 2 1/2’’ and can pop them into an envelope for me, I’d be happy to use them in my quilt for my next upcoming book. You can find the information on mailing, etc on that post HERE.
At any rate, I need a LARGE variety of grey, and I was stocking up! Don’t these look great? And yes, those are PIANOS on the end! HA!
I love shops in old buildings!
Happiness is Quilting are your local Pfaff dealers!
Wonderful samples hang everywhere!
From traditional, reproduction to whimsical and modern!
There’s Irene on the right! I wonder what she found next!
I had a lot of fun poking around in here!
I was just making the purchase of my greys when I was asked “Aren’t you Bonnie Hunter?!” And the gig was up! No more shopping incognito!
Me and the staff!
This was just the most fun ever. If you make it to the McKinney area, you need to stop by.
Featured in the Fall 2011 Quilt Sampler!
See?? They got better photos than I did by cell phone!
Cool things to see and do in McKinney!
Happiness *IS* Quilting, and all of the fun folks we meet while doing it!
I read cover to cover through my gifted issue of Quilt Sampler while on the plane home. It’s a great issue, with awesome patterns and a whole expose on Happiness is Quilting as well as other cool shops around the USA.
I want to do something fun, so I am offering up this copy of Quilt Sampler to ONE lucky winner! DO you want it? Hot from Happiness is Quilting to my hands to yours?
There may be a bit of drool on one page or another, but it’s still a good copy!
We are going to use the linky for this Giveaway, drawing to be held on Friday evening, when I arrive in South Carolina for my teaching this coming weekend.
Your email address is safe because it is ONLY visible to me.
I will be drawing for our winner next Tuesday evening, December 22nd.
Ready, Set, Enter!