Monday, February 26, 2007
Honey Bee Quilt Store, Austin TX
Today, the answer to that was Honey Bee Quilt Store (9308 Anderson Mill Rd, Suite 300, Austin TX 512-257-1269 www.honeybeequiltstore.com). Honey Bee is just about two miles from home, so I don't know why on earth I'd never been there. It's even across the street from Springwood Park, where I like to take Elizabeth in her stroller.
It turns out to be a charming place. It's warm and friendly, with well-populated but not crowded shelves of fabric, aisles wide enough to drive a monster stroller through, helpful staff and clearly loyal customers.
There was a good variety of types of fabric for sale, but my interests these days are a little skewed towards kid stuff. I got away with: a yard each of two different 'Dick and Jane' fabric prints, a Japanese print with children playing, and (not kid related, exactly) the perfect number fabric for that Sudoku quilt I mentioned a couple days ago. ["Hey, I'm looking for fabric with numbers printed on it - do you have any?" "Well, just this one with sock monkeys on it; will that work?" "Will that work? Numbers AND sock monkeys? Sold!"]
I have a feeling I'll be back. They also seem to have a fun variety of classes and meetings, meeting at different times of day and evening to suit different schedules. Check out their website: www.honeybeequiltstore.com.
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