Monday, April 19, 2010

We are home from our quick trip to the North country.  It was a good trip.  We not only got to visit with our son, his wife and our grandson, we also saw many old friends when we attended services at our old church on Sunday.  And on top of was a four quilt shop trip!  Yup, a four shop trip!

On Friday on the way up we stopped at Thimbleberries, the home of Lynette Jensen's studio   in Hutchinson.  I restrained myself and spent not a penny, but they are only about an hour and a half from me so I can go there anytime!  Then we stopped in Perham at The Bay Window Quilt Shop,  named one of the top 10 quilt shops in the nation!  And I can see why!  Wow!  I did make a purchase here.  I got 3 charm packs of some great colorful fabrics by Sandy Gervais.  The line is called Frolic, and I think you can see why!  Aren't they great?  I'm not sure what they will end up in but I'm sure it will be great!

Then on Saturday I went to the sweet little shop in East Grand Forks, Quilters Eden.  They were having a shop hop, and I received a free pattern for stopping in on that day!  I've bought a couple of kits there in past years, and I really like this little shop.  Then today on the way home, we were driving down the highway and I yelled "Stop!  Turn around!"  And he did!  I had spied a sign for this Fabric Warehouse,   where I got some Schmetz needles for half price, some large spools of quilting thread, a button and a couple of pieces of fabric for a special project for a friend.  But don't tell!

Ernie headed to bed about 7:30.  He didn't get his nap in today, so he was extra tired tonight!  Me?   I'm catching up on some blog reading and thinking about my four quilt shop weekend!  It was great!


Lena . . . said...

What a wonderful drive home. Quilt shops always make things better, don't they? What an addiction we suffer from.

Marge said...

It was awesome! I could look around those quilt shops for hours and hours. And I don't even have to buy something every time, but it's more fun if I do!

And we went a different route going up because we had to go through Perham, but we came back your way and I honked and hollered! Next trip through we should do coffee!?!?!

Lisa said...

I think that is funny that you can spot a quilt shop driving down the road like that! You must have eagle eyes! ha ha
I love the colors of your new material, can't wait to see what you create from them. Miss you. we need to talk this weekend, lots been going on here!