Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Color splash in Pt. Gamble, WA

My sew group group went to Pt. Gamble a few days ago for our annual Christmas field trip. It was a gray, gloomy, drizzly day, but we found plenty of color in the yarn and quilt stores and other little shops.

These first photos are from The Artful Ewe yarn store, a cozy, welcoming shop with a fireplace and a comfy nook to sit and knit and visit.

The Artful Ewe's dog has it made.

The quilt store, the Quilted Strait, is in an airy former stable building.

We found piles and piles of color:

Some of the fabric we bought.

Here we are, clutching our quilt shop purchases before heading back outside.
We had lunch and exchanged placemats that we made for each other at a cute little tea house. The warm tea felt so good on the cold day.

If you ever get a chance to visit Pt. Gamble, do! I blogged more about it in October here:

Have a colorful day


tiedyejudy said...

Pt Gamble looks so picturesque and charming! I love the shops you visited, and lunch looks yummy! And the place mats are lovely. Have a Happy New Year, then you better start packing... March is coming, woo-hoo!

Martha said...

Sherrie, I loved reading about your trip to the charming shops and tea room. This area is a favorite of mine to visit. In your picture "fabric we bought" I have to tell you what fun I've had with that top piece. I've made several pieces I call Ghost Quilting where I use a square fused to a solid background, add crayon and stitches to extend the objects into the blank background or ghost area. See my blog post from August 2011:

LA Paylor said...

Thanks for the color rush! I wish I was in your fun group!!
LeeAnna Paylor