Well, the quilt shop didn't have the fabric I wanted, although they did have another colorway. That was enough to check on the shade of brown so I'll order it online. It was such a beautiful day that I made the rounds of the antique malls in the area. I didn't buy a lot but I found some great things, including a bunch of vintage needlework booklets and buttons that you'll find added to the website over the next couple of weeks. Some highlights of the trip:
A small (8" square) unfinished needlepoint with roses (there's a close up photo on my Flickr if you want to see more detail).
A vintage wire napkin holder with chippy red paint.
Two almost-perfect cards of vintage Bluebird buttons. Don't look for these on my website—they're all mine!
And I have to show you this oddity. Can you guess what it is?
It's a ladies collar made from white rickrack that's been joined with crochet! I'm continually in awe of the creativity and needlework skills of our crafty women predecessors. Here's a closer up photo so you can see the details (and there are two more photos on my Flickr that are even closer).