Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm baaaack

Not that I was literally away; I've been right here at the computer, doing paperwork. Answering teaching inquiries-- sending out my list of new workshops, 4-5 day master classes, and small group studio workshops.   I've also been bogged down with some other exciting things (oxymoron: "bogged down" sounds so negative and doesn't work with "exciting.")  So either I'm not bogged down or what I'm bogged down with is not exciting. Hmmm...

 Here's where I was this morning! Now this was exciting!  The sign says Rock, Paper, Scissors and it's a wonderful fabric (and paper and other things) shop. Yay.  I heard about it and since I needed pins, I went over there this morning.  It is in Montclair, NJ and if you are inclined to be a "modern quilter" you need to go there and take a look at the fabrics!
Beth, the owner, is a couture and home dec person who was tired of going into NY to buy great fabrics.  I didn't have a chance to look at her vintage kimono silks and other vintage fabrics, but I will be back.  She also carries something I'd never heard of: laminated cottons in gorgeous prints.

Granted, I do surface design and don't use a lot of commercial prints.  But I was sorely tempted.
I own the poppy fabrics on the upper right (below) but the purple prints on the lower left are beautiful, too.


Next time I hope to spend more time really looking at everything, but I had to run home for a meeting.  Also a cool way to spend time this afternoon.

I participated in an interactive video conference with C&T Publishing and a raft of their other authors - Margaret Miller, Alex Anderson, Carol Doak and more ...plus some new ones who will have their first books coming out.  It was FUN!

Tomorrow, back to the grindstone after today's change of pace.

6 comments:

Judy said...

glad you're back! LOL
what a neat shop...love that giraffe fabric (might look good in our little one's nursery!)

xo

Karoda said...

now you can't mention something i've never heard of and not expect me to go googling around the net...at this early morning hour this is all i can take in at the moment which seems to be a good start... http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/2009/11/18/laminated-cotton-sewing-tips/

Sue Erdreich said...

great shop! how are the fabric prices?

Sue

Approachable Art said...

Hey, Rayna! Been traveling like crazy and having had much time to catch up on my blog reading (leaving again on Friday for 10 days and starting to forget what my house and cats actually LOOK like) but it's a slow Sunday and I'm taking some me time, which means coffee and blogs, a perfect combo.

I used to live right neat Montclair, and would have loved to find a neat shop like this. And what a great name... that alone would have drawn me in to see what the deal was. :D

Hope things are going easy with you... missed seeing you at Fabrications but I'm still hoping we'll run into one another somewhere along the road.

Anonymous said...

There's a Rock, Paper Scissors shop in St. Charles, MO too...with no fabric...It's a paper shop. I took a class there last spring.
Sometimes I buy a piece of commercial fabric just to stroke it or stare at it. Silly, I know...

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