Friday, March 21, 2008

Here it is Friday nite, a week and half since my last post. I haven't had much to blog about. Work has been tiring, so I've been coming home and working on my Lost Socks. So far I have my my first ten large socks done. Ten more of those and I'll move on to the smaller socks. Today was my day off. Cleaned up the condo a little and waited for the "Lint Extractor". I needed to have a little duct cleaning done as that was the reason my dryer went kaput. Who would have thought I would be dealing with this kind of stuff? As it was I had a celebrity lint extractor arrive. I had bought one of those dryer brushes and had it hanging in the laundry room. He looked at it and told me that it was his invention. He spent a while flying back and forth to PA to hawk them on QVC until someone ripped his idea off and mass produced them. I didn't have one of his originals but kind funny listening to all of this. Very strange I must say! and costly too! After he did his job I decided to go downtown to Main Street Quilts in Martinez. I packed up a sock to work on just incase and headed down. It was a beautiful day.I took my camera cause Susie has some older Fig Tree fabrics and I can never remember which I have and what she has. Solution= take a picture. While I was there I took few more of the store to share.
As you walk in the front door you see the longarm in behind the french doors. Susie rents it out after certification. If you look to the right she has a couple of comfy chairs to relax in. Notice the poles X in the windows. Those are earthquake retro fitting. Only in California!
If you go to the left you run into the some Jenny Beyer wall and nice collection of 30's on the right.
My photography isn't the best, but you get the idea. It's a great little quilt shop.

9 comments:

Yvonne said...

Very nice shop....I would be very comfortable in there. :)

Vicky said...

I remember that shop, and those chairs!! Cute window display! I think my dryer needs the same thing done to it. It's always something!

Libby said...

Looks like a great place to shop . . . thanks so much for the tour *S*

Darlene said...

Sweet shop - thank you for sharing!

Su Bee said...

***sigh*** All the best shops are waaaay down in your area! Up here in the Boonies we've got cyber shopping and WallyWorld. That carrot wallhanging in the window is so cool; I actually pulled fabric for that one last night, I love it!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhh thirties.. I guess I should drive on out there!
Happy Easter Mar.

Kristin said...

Thanks for putting up pictures of our local hangout, Mar! I love your fancy-pants pins, my dear. Your pincushions are fabulosity itself. Happy Easter! See you soon, lintless one.

Christine said...

Lovely shop - thanks for sharing. The earthquake fittings are interesting.

Nan said...

What a wonderful shop - your photos are excellent, Mar! I want to curl up in that chair and drink in all the quilty-ness!