Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Calico Cat Honolulu Hawaii

The Calico Cat  is located on Oahu and was easy to find with my phone navigator.  Only a few short miles from Waikiki.  Although a small shop it is mighty and at first glance may appear daunting for an average sewer to tackle...but, for a die hard quilter...piece of cake!!!  

Carol, the owner was about the most accommodating shop owner I have come across...even keeping track of how much time some of the customers had on their parking meters!  There was a constant flow of shoppers and you could tell that they were grateful that Carol continues to provide for the local quilting community.  As the shop owner upstairs says...they don't have much in the way of quilting fabric on the island.  Be sure when you do visit to head up the small stairs to the gift shop...she also has a few blots of fabric, and a whole lot more to offer also! 

Real estate is tight and expensive on the island and so every square inch of shop space is filled with items you may need.  Least you be frightened by the piles, rest assured that Carol is bringing in new fabric and that she knows where everything is located.  The real puzzle is how she gets to her little cubby where her register and cutting table are located????  I am thinking there must be trap door leading to an underground tunnel and every morning she just appears behind the counter ready to assist you! LOL  Enjoy the slide show and added it to your island vacation stop!

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