Yesterday my Chicken friend Kathy and I went on a mini shop hop. Actually we did very well -- hitting three quilt shops and one adorable children's shop.
Our first stop was The Quilting Season in Saline. That's Sa-LEEN, not SAY-leen for those of you who live outside of my corner of the world.
Check out the blocks on the ceiling from their color workshop:
I found this really cute focus fabric in the sale bin and choose the coordinating fabrics with help from Kathy:
Next we headed around the corner in the strip mall to grab some lunch at the coffee shop. We had to stop at My Urban Toddler, the children's store to check out their sale and we both found some wonderful items.
Our next quilt shop was Quality Quilting in Ann Arbor -- such a fantastic shop! It sure didn't look like much from the street as it was on a road with small industrial-type buildings. Good thing we didn't let that dissuade us.
Kathy was mesmerized by the threadwork projects that Norma teaches there. She'll be heading back over there for a class soon. Maybe I'll tag along and shop a bit more!
One of the reasons Kathy wanted to hit this shop is a pattern that they sold that she just HAD to have and she bought their very last copy:
I found lots of great fabric and many things were 20% off that day. I loved this sample they had made up from an Eleanor Burns pattern:
And I found these fabrics to make baby quilts. You never know when you'll need one!
We had time for one last shop so we headed to Pinckney to Jennifer's Quilt Shop:
We wandered around and around the shop and I finally put these groupings together:
In case you're worried that Kathy didn't find anything she liked, don't be! She did some excellent stash enhancing, especially at Quality Quilting. I just didn't take any pictures of her purchases -- darn.
We had dinner outside at the Tiki Lounge of the Zukey Lake Tavern, a pretty cool place to eat on a hot day and the view's not bad either!
I don't know about Kathy, but when I got home I was whipped! All that shopping is HARD work!!