Friday, January 27, 2012

Favourite Things Friday

I have a favourite place this week, it's my local quilting store. Cooroy Drapery. It's a lovely store and the owner, Margaret, is always happy and smiling and so helpful. She has a great name too!

If I need any sewing supplies I always pop in there first, hoping that she carries what I want, and most of the time I find exactly what I'm looking for. It's like an Aladdin's Cave in there. Zips, buttons, thread, yarn, crochet hooks, patterns, ribbons, fabric, etc.
It saves me having to drive a 100km round trip to Spotlight, and I much prefer having a nice chat with Margaret or her staff than going to Spotlight, a huge impersonal store and usually finding that they don't quite have what I want.

Today I was able to buy some zips, some Gutermann thread that matched perfectly with my fabric for raw edge applique, paper pieces for triangles that I want to try, and some pre-made binding.

I love that there is a good old fashioned store like this with great service only 10 minutes away.

Image borrowed from Cooroy Drapery

Linking up with Shay who has outed me this week!  Sad to say my reputation is sullied for all time.  I really thought I had got away with  convinced assured everyone I am a quiet, well behaved innocent angel.







22 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to visit Cooroy Drapery and wondered what it was like so now I know. I feel a little road trip coming on...if it ever stops raining that is.

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  2. I have a local shop, but nowhere near as nice as yours. Must dash - off to see what Shay has to say about you!

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  3. Shops and shop owners like that are worth their weight in gold, aren't they? You have been well and truly busted with those stamps. rofl Typo is one of my favourite shops....next to craft shops of course! A great FTF.

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  4. oh dear.....it sounds dangerous having such a wonderful shop on your doorstep! M x

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  5. I'm sure you are just as sweet and innocent as me! ;-)

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  6. I've been there ! With you!

    And it is one of those places that you could spend heaps of time poking into nooks and crannys having a wild old time looking at all her bits.

    I concur- this is a terrific favourite !

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  7. Cough cough ...innocent my butt!

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  8. a good local shop is a real treasure.

    i guess you couldn't find any rubber stamps with FTF ?

    or maybe WTF is "wait til friday" ....

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  9. Sounds like a lovely shop - how lucky it is so close to you.

    I popped over to Shay's blog - yeah, I had a suspicion your halo might be a little lopsided :)

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  10. hehehe - lovely FTF - and as for those stamps....

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  11. Completely outed you! hehe

    Hooray for LQS. They are awesome.

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  12. I am an avid follower of Shay and now that I know you're cool...apparently because she wouldn't say you're cool unless you really are (and she showed pictures to prove it), I want to be a follower of yours, too. Lane

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  13. Ummmm sorry to burst your innocent bubble there Marg but nope, you'd not got away with it, and I for one love you all the more for it :-) it's great to have such fabulous treasures on your doorstep - did I hear zips??? Know what you'll be playing with this weekend :-)

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  14. Your so right about not being able to find things at spotlight whereas my little local always seems to have what I need. This is a great favourite, a big thanks to Margaret, the other one, for having such a friendly sewing shop!

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  15. Yeah, I always saw you as angelic... *snort*

    Always great to have good service on one's doorstep though :o)

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  16. Nothing like a neat shop close to home, especially when it is not just the "stuff" but the people too.

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  17. We used to have a shop like that in town but no more, I have to do a 4 hour round trip if I want to go to Spotlight. Maybe thats why I'm not a quilter? ;-)

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  18. Okay...can you PLEASE tell me where you got those hilarious stamps? Oh my gosh...I needed a good belly laugh like that today. Thank you! :o) And your little shop seems like a dream!

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  19. nice ftf. great to have such a nice store close by.

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  20. Sounds like a great shop! I hate Spotlight, but sometimes there is no alternative!

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  21. Local quilt shops are very precious, glad you have a good one close.

    According to DT there are all kinds of angels, including tarnished angels, dark angels, half angels, quater angels and so on. So maybe not innocent, but you have a few options left.

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  22. Locally owned fabric stores are simply the best! I always seek one out where-ever I happen to be living.

    Marg, you wouldn't be near as interesting if you were the perfectly, innocent angel you want us to believe you are. ;-)

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