Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Yarn Basket and Heart Felt Quilting and Sewing

This was a great shop, Stop #3, Heartfelt Quilting and Sewing in Winter Haven. Tons of classroom space, about 2500 bolts of fabric, lots of new stuff and in the back they have an area with clearanced fabrics from $2.99-$5.99 a yard. I actually didn't buy any deals here, but I did pick up some odds and ends to add to my stash that coordinate with some charm packs I have purchased in the last couple of months.
As you can see LOTS of class room space...and boy was this shop busy!

My DD1 thought this quilt was awesome...'take my picture here' she said, so I did.

These are my goods from the Yarn Basket in Winter Haven Florida...I think it was stop #6 that day. I wasn't going to stop actually. All I 'needed' were the size 2 circulars in 24 inch....as you can see I got ALOT more than I bargained for. This shop is a jewel. It's old..I mean 1970's old...it hasn't been updated in 30 years I am guessing. So it fails from the curb appeal sense....however, it makes up for it in sheer volume. Volume of everything cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting was awesome. I was overwhelmed. I couldn't just pick a few of these size 8 pearl cottons...so I got one of nearly each color she had. I know, do I need more stash? well I tell you, about 2 weeks ago I was working on this bunny wallhanging and for the life of me couldn't find a thread color in brown I liked. I contemplated ordering online but $5 shipping for a $2 ball of thread? I couldn't do it. So when I walked into this shop and realized what this gal had in stock...I thought "hey I am here, shipping is $0" and so I bought what I wanted to try to avoid my frustration of not having the wrong color again.
So I would say, if you are in the area, the Yarn Basket is a must!



1 comment:

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Oooooo...all the 'toys'! Looks like lots of play time in your future :0) Lovely fabric! Or could you classify your finds as 'medical necessity'? Fabric/craft therapy? Thanks for the look at the shops too.