Saturday, February 28, 2015

As American as Apple Pie ...

I rarely share about my job as an Assoc. Editor at The Teacup Cottage, but I really thought this was something that had to be shared here because of the percentage of crafters who visit. 

My job often takes me out in the local communities where I meet with partners, advertisers and community leaders. On Thursday, I spent the day in the adorable City of La Porte, Texas. Having grown up in the area, I'd visit the city from childhood, mainly because they have a quilt shop with more than 8,500 square feet of fabric, patterns, notions and more. Painted Pony n' Quilts was one of my stops on Thursday and I have to say I knew when I left the house I wouldn't be able to walk out of there without buying some fabric, so I grabbed a Quilt WIP (work in progress) so at least I'd have a plan. (As I've said before, I am great at starting new projects on a whim.)

I was meeting with City Leaders that day, but went early so I could visit partners and businesses in the area. One of our newest partners is a new quilt retreat, And Sew It Began - Pieceful Stitches. The retreat center opened at the beginning of the year, so I haven't visited before, but I decided to drop in and give the owner, Ronda copies of the magazine for visitors and when I saw they house, I was in love!

This cozy little retreat center is so welcoming with it s big front porch, colorful flowers and white picket fence. I can only imagine the quilts that will be started and finished at this adorable cottage. I can't decide whether I'd rather sit on the porch swing or choose a rocking chair to work on stitching projects, but it's a nice problem to have if you ask me.

To read more about the City of Laporte and this quilter's haven, pick up a copy of Texas Tea and Travel or read their digital copy here.

Until our next cup of tea ..

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