There is so much to tell this may have to go over several posts. I am going to take you to five fabulous shops in Michigan. I had only been to one of them before so it was awesome. We called ahead to let them know we would be coming and every shop had a special for us!
First stop, Quilts at the Marshall House in Marshall Michigan. If you have not gone here you really, really need to. This shop is a hidden treasure for sure. I spent the most at this shop. It is in an old funeral house and the shop is HUGE. Very large selection of batiks and Orientals, lots of great modern fabric too. Then there is their holiday area and color wall. Fantastic.
They had 2 exquisite raffle quilts there too. Of course I had to purchase some tickets.
The workmanship on these quilts was awesome.
Here we are headed out the door with our purchases.
I found a black and white stripe that I thought might work for some basket handles and some Bunny Hill for the back of my Rabbits Prefer embroidery.I found some black and some charcoal for my reindeer and another little project that will work especially well too.
I have decided to incorporate some more gray and orange into my stash so was looking for some good grays and oranges too. I found some great gray here along with a few, I really, liked them but not sure what I will do with them.
PHEW what a haul! The next stop was Turkeyville for lunch. Can you guess what they serve there? Yep, turkey. This was my lunch.
Here is the entire gang (minus me of course since I was taking the photo)
There were 9 of us altogether. After lunch we went to Charlotte Michigan to The Hen House. This shop was a primitive lovers dream! Loads of primitive fabric, patterns, wool and lots of Civil War fabric. The owner and the staff were so very nice to us and extended a great discount to our group too. Thanks, Nancy!
I loved these turkeys and this wall hanging!
The shop was small but mighty! I found a few nice things to buy here. I have a Halloween pattern at home that these fabrics will be perfect for! And look at that pattern that found it's way into my bag too. I also found Perfect Circles. I read about these and thought I would give them a try. You cut a fabric circle, do a running stitch, draw it up and then you can press with the little circle inside and it makes a perfect circle for applique. I will let you know how they work.
Alright, enough fun for now. It is a beautiful day and I want to go and sew while the sun is shining!! Have a wonderful day and we will pick up tomorrow. If you are dying to see more go to my Flickr page and have a look.