Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I was a Shop Hop Virgin!

I have been so busy at work with the quilt raffle that I have not posted (I think it did not help that I have been really sick either!  So now I will be catching you all up on what I did on Saturday.  I went with my friend, Charlotte, on a 7 stop Shop Hop!!  I was a Shop Hop Virgin, but no more!!  See me there on the left in the green??  Char is next to me.  We picked up the bus at our LQS Bits and Pieces.  They had bagels and juice ready for us as we boarded the bus too.  We had to be at the shop at 7:30am!!  All Aboard!!!  C'mon and I'll tell you (and show you) what all I bought!  
We all had to bring a canned food item to each shop and the shops would give us a charm pack (that they made up and was supposed to be all Christmas fabrics but some weren't) and a Christmas charm.  There was also a scavenger hunt and if you filled it all out and brought it back to Bits and Pieces you got the pattern for the Christmas quilt that the charm squares were for.  Each shop also had a pattern of some sort, ie table runner or something that you received with your food donation.  Each shop donated the food to their local food pantry.  They also had a bean bag toss and there were three holes in a tree.  Two were worth $5 and one for $10 off a $25 purchase.  If you missed you still got a coupon for $2.50.  In addition there were raffles at each shop every hour! (I didn't win, but several of my friends did!)
The next shop was the Quilting Season, in Saline, MI.  I had a list and some of the things on the list included blues, greens and purples for DD2's friend's quilt.  I got these rich looking fabrics while at the Quilting Season. ($10 off here)
Oh...and this adorable Halloween print.
On to Lake Street Mercantile.  I love this shop!  Look Anna, more red and whites for the star quilt you designed for me!!
And more aqua for Amy's quilt (DD's friend).  How cool is the "rain" fabric?  That one was for pure stash enhancement!


Remember the owl bag from a recent post?  Well here are 3 more fabrics from the same line I used for the bag.  I can see a whole flock of owls now, how 'bout you?? ($10 off here too!)
Next Stop...Aunt Nan's Fabrics in Oxford.  I bought these for a friend as a gift.  They are so pretty.  I hope she likes them as much as I did!!  Who do you think they are for?  Can she guess?

IDK why I loved this little birdy fabric so much but I did and I just *needed* to have some!  Of course that blue and the companion dots came along for the trip, *le sigh!*
The fifth stop on our trip was to Sew Elegant in fort Gratiot.  A LONG way from home!  The weather was slushy and nasty.  It couldn't decide between snow and rain!  We got our lunch on the bus on the way to this shop.  Jimmy John's YUM!!  The store was a little small for how much quilty "stuff" was stuffed inside.  I loved that they had so much fabric, but we were supposed to be here only for 30 minutes and that was NOT enough time to look around!  Plus the ladies cutting (bless their hearts) were very, very slow at cutting!  No, joke, I waited almost 30 minutes to check out and there were only 4 people in front of me!!

One of the things on the list included companion fabrics for a  panel I bought for another gift (I'm not sayin' for who = )  Noticing an aqua theme in this post?

More fabrics for Amy's quilt.  ($10 off here too, woot, woot!!)
I was all finished and had paid and everything when I saw the Creepy Owl fabric and I had to have some.  I had never seen this before.  There were hundreds of bolts on sale and this was one of them so I got a yard for $3.50!  Plus those other 2 cute Halloween fabrics.

For those of you who know me this should not surprise you at all that I bought this adorable cat panel.  (I am owned by 5 cats!)  I had just seen a pattern in a magazine (Now I have to try to remember which one!) using this pattern and I thought I would never be able to find the panel, go figure, right?  Now I have the panel and no pattern!!  I will find it eventually (I hope)  any clues would be greatly appreciated.

I have 2 more shops to tell you about but I have run out of time.  I will post more of the trip soon!  Until then, let me know if you have done a Shop Hop before!

4 comments:

sophie said...

Yes, I have done this shop hop before . . . looks like you had a great time this year ;-)

G'G'ma said...

Oh, my, sounds like a wonderfull fun day. Love the fabric you purchased. We can even put up with slush when going on a Shop Hop!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Wow sounds so much fun.......can't even imagine have enough shops close enough together to do a shop hop.........sounds like a great day out........

Annemiek said...

Wow, wow, WOW!! What a great trip!(Must be exhausting too) I love áll your fabrics; the reds are great:)and the birds+dots from the creatures and critters range: DD made a babyquilt from those, such nice fabrics. I'm not a cat person myself but I get why you got that one. You really chose great fabrics and I'm looking forward to your next post!

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