Last week, I drove to New York to visit my parents and to help care for my mom who was being released from a nursing rehab facility. She had surgery in September for colon cancer and wasstill struggling to gain her strength back. I spent time cleaning and cooking/freezing some meals for them while also keeping them company. I think my Dad had become lonely in the house by himself the 3-4 weeks she was gone so he enjoyed having someone to tell stories to.
While driving back on Sunday, I decided to stop at the Fancy Gap Pottery and Fabric Outlet in Fancy Gap, VA. It is conveniently located right off the exit on I-77 and it came at a perfect point in my trip to stop and stretch the legs.
This store was more than I had hoped for! I had never been in the store and wasn't sure what to expect. They had SO much to look through but I decided (for the sake of time) to focus on cotton prints for quilting and bag making. I did look at the flannel quickly but nothing caught my eye like it did in the quilter's cottons. The prices were very reasonable and it was hard to not go up to the cutting counter with an armful of bolts! Many of the fabrics were the same as I had seen online from other retailers and were less expensive at this store.
Here are the prints that I chose. I bought 2-4 yards of all but the glasses print (I only bought one yard).
They had some of the most colorful and fun prints! I also went to the pottery side of the store and purchased a new top for my birdbath (I had dropped my previous one and it broke into two pieces). I was actually very excited about that as well as it can be hard to find a store that will only sell you one part of a birdbath and not the whole thing.
This week in my Etsy shop, I have added a new fabric to the catheter bag and nephrostomy bag choices. I purchased this fabric a while ago along with several others but thought it looked like a fall print and so I saved it until now. I just love this beige paisley print.
This is a cross body bag cover for 600ml drainage bag or nephrostomy bag. It has a 60" long strap that can be adjusted with the metal hardware.
This is a cross body bag for a 2000ml catheter bag cover and it also comes with a 60" adjustable strap but I do offer to make it longer for those who may be taller or a larger build.
The rest of this week will be busy with Etsy orders and personal sewing, our dog Mason has his next chemo treatment tomorrow, and our girls have off from school half day tomorrow and full day on Friday. I will make sure to post some pictures of the personal sewing I am doing as I am having fun with it!
Have a great week!