Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Personal Shop Hop

I went on a personal shop hop with some of my work friends this past weekend.  
I planned the trip.  
Our trip went down into Ohio from Michigan.  
It was such a fun day spent with my friends!  

I packed up Mr Jack the cat and headed off to my friend's house to meet up with everyone.  
He was VERY excited to be going on his first shop hop!

First stop was the Star Diner in Maumee for breakfast.  
They had a HUGE menu and we all had great breakfasts!!  
The best thing though were the hand dipped onion rings 
(that of course we had with our breakfast).

The first quilt shop stop was the Quilt Foundry in Maumee.  
I made everyone pose for a photo outside the shop.  Mr Jack looks pretty happy on that fish!

He was beyond excited to find the Caturday line of fabric.  
He really wanted me to get this paw pattern but I forgot about picking it up before we left, 
sorry Mr Jack!

He did find some relatives and asked very nicely if some of them could come home with us.

We all found a few things to purchase in this great shop!

The second shop was the Busy Thimble in Bowling Green.

Mr Jack could not believe his luck when he found some new friends in this shop!

At first he was afraid of the monsters but found they were friendly.

The next stop was the Door Mouse. This. Shop. Is. Amazing!  It is a barn with 2 floors!!

Mr Jack liked this pumpkin quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew.  
Notice the cat in the upper left peeking around the corner. 
That is a pattern by Sew Fresh Quilts.  
You can see the lower level behind Mr. Jack.

I managed to catch these two while they were shopping!

This was our haul 
(although the fabric held by the women on either side of me belonged to the woman on the end). 
 Yes, we did some damage in this shop!

Mr. Jack what totally exhausted after this shop!  We let him nap on the way to the last shop.

We called ahead and scheduled a visit with Perfectly Pink Fabric and More.
We were so happy we did.  
This is a small shop but so much great fabric!

Mr Jack found his way to the Tula stacks of course.  She is one of his favorites (mine too).

We all had a great time shopping and hanging out.  We packed a lunch and brought snacks to share.  Isn't it so much fun to have friends to shop with?

I hope to take some pictures of my purchases tomorrow.
I tried to buy for specific projects, but didn't totally stick to that, of course.
(Insert eye roll here)

How was your weekend?



Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Looks like a fun shop hop. Shop hops with friends are so much fun.

Bridget said...

I love to shop hop with my friends! Like you, I am trying to shop just for specific projects, but we are going to Chicago next weekend so we will see how that one works out...

Dots said...

I loved your Mr. Jack and fabric tours in the Buckeye State. I need to make some of those cats! My grand kids would love those cats. So adorable!

Betsy the "Flannel Fairy" said...

I think some of us here need to organize a shop hop! What fun! And you always get way more with friends "encouraging" to get that fabric!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What fun!

ytsmom said...

I love that paw quilt! Who is the designer? Thanks

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