Every once in awhile you have one of those really great days. Yesterday was one of those days. I had to opportunity to meet Jeanne of luv2stitch blog fame. We both live in Michigan and decided to meet half way from where we both live. We met up at Linda's Country Quilt Shop in Davison, MI. The shop was great and it was such fun to meet such a wonderful new friend! Here we are with our purchases!!
There was a state of Michigan quilt hanging up in the shop for raffle and this was one of the blocks! clever use of the Spartan "S" isn't it?
We both brought show and tell and Jeanne brought her Dear Jane top which was super fantabulous!! She had made a bag with itty bitty Dear Jane blocks in it too but I forgot to get a picture (maybe you can hop over to her blog and beg her to post a photo of it, you won't be sorry you asked, it is awesome!) The blocks in the bag finish at 3"!! Too tiny for me.
Now just to show you what a sweetheart she is she brought me this little bag and this fat quarter of Northwestern fabric (she helps me find Big Ten fabric for our Big Ten raffle quilt!) All together now, awwwwe!!! She is such a nice person.
After we spent time at Linda's (which is an amazing shop BTW) we traveled to Fenton, MI which is about 30 minutes from Davison. There is a little quilt shop there, The Quilter's Garden. Well, the shop is no longer little! It has moved down the street and has expanded. That was fun too. I bought some more red and white fabric and a book (you'll see it in a minute) We then went for lunch at The French Laundry. It is a wonderful deli type place. It is owned by Zingermans (for those of you who know the place in Ann Arbor) and the food is delish!
They use locally grown produce and the lettuce here is grown hydroponically. I thought the bowls with the lettuce growing in them made a neat photo!
Here we are with our lunch. mmmmmmmm
I had corned beef, swiss cheese and coleslaw with Russian dressing on rye. Yumo!!
Jeanne had an applewood smoked bacon with cheddar cheese on raisin bread. mmmmmm
Now, just in case you haven't drooled enough, this is what I bought at Linda's. I wan to make the red and white star quilt that is shown at Quilting is my passion. It is awe inspiring. But I have little to no red and white fabrics, hence all my purchases on this trip. I know I will need more though. Aren't they pretty?
I also love this castle fabric and couldn't resist. I am a sucker for anything that might be con strewed as related to King Arthur! Isn't it cute?
Then at the Quilter's Garden I bought more red and white fabrics. It is amazing that these are all different from the first ones. Now if any of you have any red and white or white and red fabrics that *need* to leave your stash, I will be happy to give them a home! LOL. I'm just sayin' stash reduction bein' the rage and all right now.
My DH loves anything Lincoln (since it is his last name) so when I saw this I had to buy it. The quilt is quite scrappy, which DH is crazy about too. So I figured it was a great match all the way around. Who knows when this will get planned, but I have to book when I am ready to do it, right?
All in all it was a super amazing day. Thanks for such a fun day, Jeanne. Now we will have to include Pat in the fun when she gets to MI. Anyone else up for a road trip??