Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Revisit for Retail Therapy

Beauty is in the Eye of the beholderA solid cement warehouse is not the most esthetically pleasing structure.
It's contents are.

A trip down memory lane : My family moved to Reno NV in 1971 as I was migrating to Australia. The first visit to my parents new home found me craving fabric for a quilt.
Early one morning my Dad arrived outside this bunker of a building.

The inside is as I remember it from 1973.
I shopped till I dropped that day and returned to OZ with enough fabric for 2 quilts.
One for me and

One for Mom and Dad



The third full size quilt I made.

No rotary cutters or grid rulers in those days.



My wonderful brother holding my purchases .

He had to show me ALL....... the camouflage fabric





Making my purchases...more about them later.

I am packed and and ready to start on my homeward journey.

Thank you all dear friends for your support over the past 5 weeks. Next post from Sydney Australia. Terry





5 comments:

Kaite said...

hi Ter, i hope you got enough fabric to last for another 2 quilts. How amazing that the mill end place is stil just the same - i can't name any shop in Oz that has stayed the same since '73.
i like the photo of lovely brother, a happy soul. see you soon and pleasant trip back, k.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a place Terry...Have a safe journey back...Dzintra♥x

Spinning Out of Control said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Your color sense is great...I'm jealous, lol!
Places like that are so cool. You can get lost in there for hours I bet.

Notjustnat said...

It is really a good post down memory lane. Glad it's still as it was for you. Hope one of the purchase is for FW challenge quilt? Travel back home safely.
Hugs
Nat

Miss 376 said...

What a wonderful place.
Have a safe journey home