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Saturday, June 19, 2010

shop hop 2010

I've been a total blog slacker lately. I've been diligent in trying to get the home projects I mentioned in an earlier post done. I get easily side-tracked but was able to accomplish some of them. Plus I've been taking time for myself and doing a little sewing. It's been years since I've used my sewing machine to sew something other than scrapbook pages or paper crafting projects. I'll update on my progress in both areas (home and sewing) later.

I desperately needed some girlfriend time this weekend, so Lynn took Ella for the day on Friday. I went with my friends Maggie and Crystal, to a few stores on the Quilting Shop Hop 2010. These girls are so fun. As always, we had a great time.

This Model T was parked outside one of the quilt shops, so we hopped aboard.

This was my absolute favorite stop. I'd never been there. It's in South Jordan. You take the 106th exit and turn west, then turn left on Redwood Road. It's in a nice shopping area on the left by Cafe Rio. The store is delightful and filled with amazing fabric and samples galore.

There was so much inspiration and the owner and the girls who work there are so sweet and helpful. They gave us tiaras made from sparkly silver pipe cleaners--totally vintage looking. You can bet Ella snagged mine the minute she saw it.

So much stuff to love. Attached to our tiaras was a 25% off coupon for next month. We've already planned our trip back.

I didn't purchase much throughout the day--three retractable tape measures (Ella broke my last two, so I thought I'd better stock up. They were only $1.50. I paid seven our eight dollars each for my last ones.), some darling fabric to make a skirt for Ella and an embroidered pillow for a thank you gift.

We had lunch and hit the cookie store for some sweets. It was a great day off. I came home inspired and rejuvenated.


  1. I had so much fun! Thanks for a great day, I can't wait to do it again!

  2. Congrats for dragging an unfinished quilt out and starting to work on it! Good for you. I couldn't get to that Shop Hop this year, but Virg took me last year and waited patiently in the the car while I shopped till I dropped. Sometimes he'd come into a shop and harrass the employees. They all love husbands like that!

  3. Carol: I only have the binding left on two quilts now. I'll share when I'm done. I'm so excited!

    I think Virg deserves Husband of the Year for being willing to take you shopping all that time and waiting so patiently! I don't know many husbands who would do that and then even go inside and talk to everyone. He must have REALLY been bored.:) Next year you can give him a break and come with us.