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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Had a great day with the Wonky Bits ladies!!!

We had a great outing to Kenora today! Sadly 3 gals canceled (we missed you), but 9 of us went for the day! After both car-loads met up at the South side rest-stop at the Manitoba/Ontario boarder, we headed straight to the new Keewatin quilt shop "Cottage Country Quilts". A beautiful shop! We enjoyed our stop there.... AND our goodies! 8-)

My goodies that came home with me from the first shop....
A Hollyhocks quilt caught my eyes, as did D's, and right away I went to look for the pattern! I plan to make this for my mother. Grandpa used to grow hollyhocks beside his house for years, and several times during the season he would bring my mother a bouquet of them. Whenever Mom sees, or receives hollyhocks, she fondly thinks of dear Grandpa, thus the thought to make this for her.
Two Moda charm packs, one fat quarter, 1.5 m of red fabric for a black/white/red paper-pieced quilt I plan to make once I have collected enough, and a pigma pen. I did pretty good for someone that was going to restrain herself! 8-)

Next we went into Kenora to hit the next shop. I had been to this shop before, but it had since moved to a new, better location. Right on Main Street beside the City Hall's parking-lot (photo).

After all 9 of us managed to safely cross Kenora's busy Main Street, we entered the Quilter's Quarters Quilt Shop. Lots to see and feel there, and we did good damage there!!! Damage to our pocket-books that is.... In the photo D and J stand in victory upon exiting the shop! Ready to face whatever else comes their way! 8-)

These are the goodies that came home with me from that shop. Ten fat quarters, and a half meter of fabric with birch trees. Good for my landscaping stash. The one fat quarter is footprints in the sand.... cute!
I had my eye on another pattern, but thought, "I have enough patterns at home and on the internet to last me a lifetime!!", so I left it there.....


That be it for tonight people! I shall post more tomorrow....

Goodnight from me, from where I am... 8-)
Myra

6 comments:

Gina said...

Love the ladybird fabric. What a great Hollyhocks pattern.
I think you were quite restrained in what looks like wonderful quilt shops.
love and hugs xxx

Catherine said...

That Hollyhocks pattern looks fabulous -- and your quilt shop trip appears to have been very successful! :-)

LiaL said...

Myra, I remember your Grandpa's hollyhocks very well. I really like the look of them but they can take over a garden. I have been trying to get them out of my flowerbed since 1983 but every year one or two dormant seeds germinate and need digging out!

I also remember your Grandpa's gladiolas (or is that gladioli?). Every fall I think I'll plant some next year but forget each spring until I see them blooming in other gardens. I remember him giving bouquets of those to your Grandma and my Mom. That is the flower that I associate with your Grandpa!

Quilt Pixie said...

those birch trees and footprints in the sand are wonderful! Don't think I've seen either, and look like they'd be a useful addition to collections :-)

Jeanne said...

I love the hollyhocks pattern! Sounds like a fun day with friends and fabric!

Tere Sanders said...

The birch trees are very pretty! You got a good find there!