no sew expo? no problem!

If it’s April, it’s Sew Expo in Worcester, Mass.  But not this year.  The annual sewing event, with demos and fashion shows and vendors and quilts, did not come to Worcester this year.

All good things must come to an end, I guess.

But we were not deterred.  By “we” I mean Harley Chick, her Aunt Pat and me.  There was no way we were going to give up on an annual tradition, our April jaunt to see new developments in the sewing world and check out the new fabrics and patterns.

Yesterday–despite the rain–Harley Chick drove us to Grafton, Mass where we picked up Pat and headed for Franklin Mills, a huge fabric store in an old mill building next to the train tracks.

Harley Chick bought a dress pattern for her granddaughter.  I bought material for a table runner for the lake house.  Pat eyed several patterns for bags, but managed to resist.  I also bought unbleached denim to make into a pastry cloth.


I see this as a table runner.  Do you?


And I also picked up a couple of other little pieces I couldn’t resist.

We ate lunch at the Grafton Grill, which was a fabulous new place owned and run by Pat’s neighbors.

april shop hop 2017


april shop hop dessert 2017

Peanut butter pie with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Let’s do it again in October, ladies! 



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1 Response to no sew expo? no problem!

  1. Karen says:

    Count me in! What a great day!

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