Some Art Fabric's Annual Fall Fabric Festival this weekend. Saturday, October 25 from 9 - 2 Sneak Peek Friday , October 24 from 1-5
Over 2000 pre cut items: fat quarters ($1.50), charm packs ($6.00) and one yard cuts ($4.00). Over 500 bolts of fabric, staffed cutting tables, minimum one yard cuts. All quilt cotton is $4.00 a yard with an additional 10 % discount when you finish off a bolt. Books , Patterns, Notions, Gifts and Organic - Eco Friendly fabric will also be available.
This is our biggest local event and you don't want to miss the great deals.
Directions: 2850 Meadow Grove Way Marietta, GA 30067
Take 75 to Delk Road / Dobbins Exit go east towards Marietta on Delk Road. Turn Left onto Terrill Mill. Turn Left onto Haverford. Turn Left onto Windgrove PKWY. Turn Right on Vallymeade. Turn Right onto Meadowgrove. Turn Left into Parking Lot. Please park in the gravel lot and walk down past the tennis courts to the club house. There will be bright Green signs to show the way.
We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness. Thomas Merton
This week marks the second anniversary of a painful time, not a horrible day or a tragic day, just many painful days, months really.
October is breast cancer awareness month and this month, in 2006, my mother underwent a bilateral mastectomy.
Her cancer was not diagnosed with a mammogram, she noticed one of her breasts was growing. She went in to see her general practitioner and she asked about it. They did a biopsy and confirmed malignancy in her mammary glands. She started her first of two rounds of chemo. After the surgery she also went through 2 rounds of radiation.
I am so lucky that my mother-in-law is near and could help care for my two young children. I also thanks the powers that be that there are laws that protect your job during times when you truly need to care for your family.
Cancer brought us closer and pointed a strong light on our priorities. We realized that we needed each other, that we were there for each other and that made us both stronger. In the past two years we strayed back into busy lives. This month is the time for us to pull ourselves up sharp and remember. To remember the fear and the joy.
Please take time this month to be with the women you love and take the time to care for yourself so that you can be there for the ones who love you.
Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity. Thomas Merton
I am running a bit behind and I doubt it will get better in the next 30 days. October is our biggest month as far as vending events go. We have 3 events this month (Georgia Quilt Council, Georgia Quilt Show and our Fall Fabric Fest). Events were I pack up the online shop, shove it in the back of a trailer and drive to locations, where I quickly (6 -10 hours) set up a "store". Most of this I do by myself, can't wait till the girls get old enough to help. I have a fairly slick system, everything it on wheels, even with all that it is difficult work. We down sized the number of events this fall due to the physical issues (my back) and child care.
For weeks before the events my time is consumed with cutting and folding new fabric, I kinda love that part. I am up most mornings at 4 am to get everything done. By the end of October everything will be far more organized.
Unfortunately I am not blogging, sewing or crafting. Online store ownership is a bit lonely so the next 4 weeks will be exhausting but great. I get hours of face time with my customers; it will need to last me until spring.
The blog may be a bit bare for the month of October. I will try to post images from the events. If you are local, stop by and visit.