Thank You, Sewing Expo! (and, Requiem for a Gumball Machine)

The Sewing Expo this weekend was amazing, y’all.  The number of people who came by and had such wonderful things to say about the new shop was really incredible, and the number of familiar faces who came by and offered support and congratulations really made me feel touched.  I also loved being there Saturday and meeting so many of you who met Whipstitch here on the blog, and I’m looking forward to meeting more of you once we get the doors open!

If you haven’t signed up for the Whipstitch email newsletter, please do!  We collected more than 200 names over the past three days, which makes me giddy, but I’d love to make sure that each and every one of you is getting all the  news–there is SO much more happening over the coming months, I could pop, and I want to share every detail with all of you.

The only sad news from the whole event, actually, was the loss of my beloved thread-in-a-gumball-machine.  As I leaned over to pack up fabric and get it to the car I (once again) underestimated the sheer girth of my pregnant belly and watched in horror as the globe of our gumball machine crashed to the ground.  It was very, very loud, and considering I drove over an hour to buy it in the first place as the very first piece of decor I purchased for the very first Whipstitch shop last year, I was super bummed.

The original Whipstitch gumball machine, featured in the CRAVE Atlanta book.

The good news from today: the construction in nearly done, floors are going in, painting is being completed tomorrow, and we’re hoping to get all the fabric in by the end of the week.  God willing, the new-and-improved Whipstitch will have doors open within a week!  Anyone have a line on where we can score a replacement gumball machine by then?

See you soon, everyone, and happy stitching!

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  • Marci J
    March 16, 2010 at 9:14 am

    So sorry to hear about the gumball machine. It was so cute! Can’t wait for the new store!

  • Jordan T
    March 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Depending on the size of the gumball machine you might be able to buy a replacement glass globe on Amazon.