No sewing this weekend. Instead Tom and I went away to Rhode Island for a long weekend to celebrate 5 years of togetherness (!).
We spent a lot of time tooling around in the Scout.
One thing I told him I wanted to do over the weekend was visit Apple Annie Fabrics. I’ve ordered a few things from Anne before so I wanted to check out the store in person (as well as meet Anne)!
Anne’s store was about 45 minutes away from where we were staying. The directions on her website were accurate and we had no trouble finding it. As soon as we walked up the stairs into the shop we were greeted by none other than Anne herself.
Anne was super helpful, and both of us loved talking with her. She gave us a tour of the shop and chatted with us while we were browsing. Fabrics are mostly organized by color. The shop is small and there’s not a huge selection, but the fabrics are high quality and the atmosphere is light and airy and low key. It reminded me a lot of a local quilt shop which went out of business a few years ago. I do just about all of my fabric shopping online now due to the serious lack of quality fashion fabric stores in CT (Banksville Designer Fabrics is the only one I can think of) so it was a real treat to actually be able to view and touch before buying.
Don’t let Tom’s ultra-serious expression in the photo below fool you. He just stopped smiling when the shot was taken. He was far from miserable. I actually bought more with him there than if I went alone! He picked out this fabric for me, as well as a few fabrics which are going to be projects for himself.
If you are ever in the RI or eastern MA area definitely check out AAF.