Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Long Awaited

The doors opened on the Kalico Patch for the retirement sale this morning. I was first in that line of course. (My sweet husband even went with me.) I was able to buy 1/2 yard each of the 25 gorgeous 1930's reproduction fabrics you see here.
Karel Owens, the owner, said she will still be selling her 30's fabrics at shows and via the internet, but I haven't yet been able to find a website for her. I will be sure to ask her though and pass along that information if anyone wants/needs it. I think she will mostly be selling pre-cut put together kits for quilting though.
Nothing will replace being able to go into her store to touch and see all those gorgeous fabrics lined up though. Nothing. She will be open for only 3 weeks, and I am sure I will be visiting again in the next three weeks. Aren't they lovely? Will I have the nerve to cut into them?

If you are local and plan to go, you might want to call and see when someone will be there. It's a bit unpredictable! (If you aren't local and see something you really need to own, shoot me an email, I am always up for a trade.)

P.S. The photos should enlarge if you click on them.


  1. Yummy! I think you need a little of each..or alot :D

  2. This must be the adult version of a candy store!

  3. Ooh, yes is is going to be hard for you to cut into them! You'll just have to grit your teeth and do it...Or just fondle them lovingly and put them back in the stack for another time when you're feeling braver. :) At least, that's what I'd do! LOL

  4. Anonymous1:25 PM

    gorgeous! i know its sad when a business you love closes down, seems like hard times for most places these days!

  5. Adorable fabric!
    Thankyou ever-so for the heads up about the Easybake!!! I googled and got the info I needed. The good news is i am a paranoid enough mom,that the girls never had a chance to touch anything dangerous to them,and now it will just quietly go away after Springbreak(to the trash).

  6. so much prettiness!

    It's like crafty porn...

  7. Oooh, those are beautiful! I especially love the 2nd set.

  8. I love thirties fabrics, they're really my favorite. You always feel happy sewing with them.

  9. beautiful fabrics. Looks like you have a lot of sewing ahead of you. I'd say go back and get more while you can!

  10. Is that the shop that is right by the intersection of Booneslick and 5th St? The one where the lady has the mini-lassie dog (what are those dogs called? Shelties?)

    If so, I must get there. I love that shop! Normally I don't mind being a one car family. But when there is shopping to be done it can be annoying.

  11. Anonymous10:45 PM

    Would you mind picking some up for me? I can paypal you the money : )

    Let me know!



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