Here's the ski resort across the road from where we are staying:
This is the closest quilt shop - only 20 minutes driving on clear roads:
Very cute and friendly. They even had a two party welcoming committee - golden retrievers!
I did some damage here - a few more colors for my "Farmer's Wife". And some wool for my "Wool Crazy".
This is the "big" quilt shop:
Lots of fabric, but seemed to me that there was no rhyme or reason as to how it's shelved. Well, it was filed by colorway. But with 20,000 plus bolts of fabric, it looked haphazard.
On the front porch was a sign that greeted you to the shop:
"No Loitering". Didn't sound very welcoming.
Then a sign inside that said NO food, NO drink, NO pictures.
Stepped into the shop and nary a greeting. Nary an acknowledgement. Not very welcoming.
The gal that cut my fabric - she offered a couple of suggestions for visiting the area after I asked. And that was the end of that conversation! Oh, well, but I did a little damage there, too. More for the Farmers Wife and the little piggies: a wedding gift quilt! These little piggies had some character!!! and they had some flowers, too!
And see the pie/wisk/spoon fabric- that will be some hot pads and towel bands for my kitchen! I know I am really past the need new ones point in my kitchen.
They did bag the merchandise in a cute way:
On a beautiful note - here's the view from the front porch of that shop:
There are signs everywhere that warn of moose crossing the roads. Not a moose in sight though.
Not a single sign of moose. When I was out driving to the lqs I thought I saw "evidence" of moose along the side of the road. I was going to stop and take a picure to show my family, but realized that it was just a few dirty, salty, snow clumps from the underside of a truck or car! oops! Ha, not "moose evidence" after all. But it made me smile.
And, did you know that the motto for the state of New Hampshire is "Live free or die"?
And it's the truth. I saw a personal check that had info across the top that was a nick-name only and the account number across the bottom. That's it, nothing else!!!
Really....No address, no phone number, no account start date... just a nick-name.
Our Ohio checks have everything including address, phone number, account start date, age, height, weight and favorite candy!
Back to stitchin.....Hope you are have a stitchin' day, too.
born in a house on the hill in Galena, central Ohio, United States
random thoughts about family, quilting, stitching & designing, cooking and things that make life interesting! I married my high school sweetie and have two great children, an equally-as-great
d-i-l & three grandbabies. You'll find me playing with fabric or wood (it's a textile thing), trying new recipes and playing with my food, a little gardening, reading, making my HQFusion hum, and laughing with friends! I think that sometimes it helps to sort through your thoughts by writing them down... creativity flows, the mind calms & the body smiles. A tangled thread runs through it all...this is just my unraveling of that thread: quilting, cooking, friends, family, and whatever else may strike my fancy.