Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Playing hooky

 Playing hooky for me means running to see  a quilt-y friend, Amy.
 Check out Amy's new adventure... 
She inspires me constantly. 
She's also my partner in crime for the NYC MOD Quilters
Check out our blog. We've had some fun things going on over there...

 It was about 74 degrees out, sunny and fabulous, all the fall leaves were peak with color...
I had to get out of the city... I was itching for some gal pal time.
Thanks Amy for letting me come knock on your door...and bending your ear!

We of course, made a bee line for the quilt shop.

Roxanne Lasky and her Husband, Stuart run 
a very cute BRIGHT quilt shop in 
Ridgefield, CT.

 Roxanne has a Fabulous eye for color, her selection of fabrics in stock, glorious!
I've never seen so many Jennifer Paganelli prints in one shop... HEAVEN!

I had to check out twice.... LOL! 
First with the aboriginals, and then with these 4 below...

DO you see a yellow/orange red trend going here?
I think I was totally inspired by the beautiful fall day!

  Don't you just want to go jump in a pile of leaves!

This was a day I needed. 
I think I soaked up all the color from the trees...
Thanks for being my tour guide Amy!

Come back tomorrow... 
I will have something fun to share!


  1. Isn't mother nature wonderful! Loving the orange glow that's shining through V! Might have to join you in an orange fest soon! (I feel my mojo coming back!)

  2. Sounds like "playing hooky" was just what your creative and physical bodies needed V:) Aren't we lucky to have that special buddy who helps us fill those moments. Looks like a fun day and those fabrics - YUM! Ciao

  3. I grew up in Quebec and one of the things I miss about the east is maple trees in the fall. Thanks for the lovely photos!

  4. You must have painted those leaves orange, right?
    glen in Louisiana

  5. girl - you can knock on my door anytime! it was great to see you - as always!

  6. Hey Victoria!
    You were in my hood today. I actually almost played hooky myself and went to the Quilter's Alley. Too funny. Don't you just love Roxanne's shop! Great selection. Glad you had such a fun day. Perfect weather for it.

  7. What an amazing day! I love the gal pal time, the fabric shopping time, and the fall inspiration. I have never seen that many JP fabrics in one place either - wish our shops around here would carry all that! I love hearing that you had to check out twice. Those aboriginal fabrics are really gorgeous; might have to look for those. Thanks for sharing your day!

  8. Color - the fabric, the sky, the leaves!!

  9. LOVELY post...sigh just what I needed! WHO is that lovely leaf fabric by? It is FABULOUS!

  10. Beautiful post with fabulous photos...checked out Amy's lovely site too.
    If you need a vacation then take one!! You deserve it, what with all your work on Basics, plus keeping us entertained; don't look on it as playing hookey, you're just recharging your creative energy!

  11. Looks like you both had a fantastic time! Aren't Stuart and Roxanne great people? See those Aussie Fabrics in your hand... I have tons in my shop and love them!! Another big order coming in. By the way, loving the pictures from your new camera! You are a pro. Busy getting ready to leave for market today, can't wait. So sorry our paths will cross, but you will have a great time at festival!

  12. Makes me a bit homesick for New England...we don't get quite that much color down here.

    Looks like a great quilt store!

  13. You inspired me to run off this morning to my favorite quilt shop, Sew Bee It, where I drooled over the selection of Aussie fabs, silks, linens as well as all those glorious colors by Kaffe and friends. It was a perfect day and I should have taken my camera! Maybe next trip

  14. Just roaming Fat Quarter Quilt Shop and noticed they've got a bunch of JP prints 50% off. I'm almost positive you'd know - after all you are like THE quilter. But thought I'd share just in case.



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