Monday, July 10, 2017

The Traveling Quilter

A few years ago for my birthday my husband planned and executed a travel for me.  
We went out for breakfast at a place he found.  
Then we went to many quilt shops he mapped out for me to visit.  
He packed a picnic lunch and found a local park and we had lunch at a park in a field of wild flowers.

I mentioned recently that this was one of my all time favorite birthdays. So guess what?  
He planned another trip and we went last week on Friday 
(my birthday is actually tomorrow, though).  

Feel like taking a trip with us?  
I will show all the shops we visited with links.  
This trip we traveled from Canton up to the tippy tip of the thumb.  
Our day culminated in dinner in Port Austin.
Grab a cuppa and let's travel!

 First stop is 2nd Street Quilts in Rochester MI.  
This is an existing shop that changed owners.  
I met the new owners and they were very nice. 
 They are still stocking but I like what I see there already!
  Definitely worth a visit!

Next up is a little shop called A Little Quilt Shop in Waterford, MI.  

Loved the building this was housed in.  
The shop is small but they had some interesting things.  
The business began as a hobby but you can see that she is making it into a nice shop.

 Next up was a place called Rockin Bobbins in Hartland Township.  
Loved the name.  
This one is a little bit tricky to find!
 They had a nice selection of wide backs and a gigantic long arm frame.  
Lots of solids and my husband got a husband present!

I loved this shop!  Mabelena in Ortonville, MI.  This shop had a great selection of fabrics!

I probably spent the most at this shop but in my defense I was buying things to make a quilt for the new RV and they had the line I had already begun using.  
This makes it so nice for me to be able to fill in what I needed!

Stopped at Sew Crazy Quilt Shop in Lapeer.  

Too bad I had not discovered her shop when I was working on the Hallowedding quilt!  
She had a lot of very cool Halloween fabrics.  
Nice, brightly lit, clean shop.

 The next shop was in Imlay City and called Stitchin' at the Barn
Bernina dealer.  
Lots of current fabrics at a reasonable price 
(all was $9.99 and sale was $5.99).  

This next stop was at a shop called The Pincushion and it was located in Imlay City too.

To be honest they had me at BIG ORANGE CAT in the window!  LOL.

This shop had an eclectic mix of modern and traditional. Lots of panels but some great finds here too.

We tried to stop at Sisters In Quilting in Marlette but they were closed. = (
We were told that this is a great shop too, so we were sad to miss it.

We motored on to Backstreet Quilt Shop in Bad Axe as our final stop.  
This was a very nice shop and had a lot of wool!  
That was a fun surprise! 
 We were there close to closing but the lady working there was so nice to us.

We continued on to Port Austin for our dinner.  
We at at a place called the Bank (it used to be a bank).  
We had some good food and wine and the atmosphere was so nice.  

We stopped for ice cream on the way home (well, hubby had some).  
We followed along the coast of Lake Huron on the way home. 
 It was a great day and a fantastic way to spend the celebration of my birthday! 
 Since this is so long I will post the purchases tomorrow.  


4 comments: said...

Awe looks like a great trip. You packed a lot of shops in a short amount of time. Oh your meal at Port Austin looks yummy too.

Bettina Groh said...

what a fun day... kudos to your husband!!!

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness! That's the best birthday ever! Your husband is a real keeper! Happy Birthday!

Ioleen said...

Looks like a wonderful day and a yummy meal.

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