Monday, June 04, 2012

North Carolina Shop Hop

I can't believe how far behind I am in still telling you about my trip!  
On Saturday I got to meet Freda and Sara and her son, Ayden.  
These are some seriously nice folks! 


Freda picked me up and we met Sara at Wish Upon a Quilt. 
 I have to say this is a fabulous shop!! 


I have decided that I really need to work on a quilt my DD1 drew and 
so I needed some specific batik fabrics for this.  
Not my usual "go to" fabrics so those were on my list of things to look for and look what I found!  These will be perfect for "Prismata"! 
 (More on him another time)


I did happen to buy just 2 additional fabrics at this shop and these are more my typical style.  Although I don't have a lot of Kaffe,
 I love this feather print and it will blend with some other grays I have on hand.


Next on the travel stop was Bernina World of Sewing.  
Also a very nice shop!


Where I happened to find these beauties. 
 Not that I needed any of them but...


Who can resist some Joel Dewberry and some Curious Nature? 
 Not me that's who!

Next in line was lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. 
 I had never eaten at one and was stunned to see how HUGE the lunch salads were! 
 STUNNED!!!  
I can't imagine a dinner salad.
The one on the left was Freda's and the one on the right was mine 
(Sara helped me finish mine!)









Sara and Ayden's lunch was
amazing too. 
Lettuce wraps and a pepperoni pizza with little tiny pepperonies on it!











Next stop was Elegant Stitches. 


I found some real treasures there like 4 1/4 yards of this OOP print!!!  
(On sale too, isn't that Swell?)


I also found some Laurie Wisburn and the cutest whip stitch piping! 
 Anyone know where this piping is available wholesale??



Then we went to the Whistle Stop.  
I didn't buy anything there but their shop was cute and this pillow was amazing.



Last stop was The Quilter's Nest. 


 I did a little damage here too.


This day was wonderful! 
 I met some new friends IRL which was awesome.
 Freda, thank you from the bottom of my heart for driving me around!!  
You were more than generous.  
Sara, thank you for the beautiful dish towel 
(that is actually too pretty to use and may be made into an apron.)
And Ayden, thank you for th entertainment!
 I wish we lived closer!!!



Aren't blogging friends just the BEST??!! 
 I have a lot more stuff to share, although not too much more from the trip, but quilt related. 
Enough of a tease for everyone?? 
 LOL

~XOP~


6 comments:

Colleen said...

So fun and I love the little bird!

Impera_Magna said...

What a fun day it was... and I think we were all three very good about not blowing our budgets! Too much temptation, delicious food and excellent company!

:)

ytsmom said...

What? You went to Cheesecake Factory, and didn't have cheesecake? Say it isn't so!!

Sara said...

to ytsmom--we ate way too much healthy stuff if that is at all possible!

I think Freda and I found the Swell for you (clears throat!) lol!

Brenda said...

Love the floral fabric! Looks like it was a great quilt shop hop day and lunch...it looks as though it would taste pretty delish. No Cheesecake for desert? Did not even share a piece with everyone?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I know these shops and am sad to have been away when you were HERE! Sigh. Next time... right?

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