Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shopping until we were dropping

I had a plan to leave at 9:00 am from my house on Thursday morning, so we could get to Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe when it opened, that way we could spend plenty of time in there before continuing on our way to Sisters. Jenn and Charissa rode with me, and Barbara and Colleen followed us. Hollyhill was kind enough to open the "modern & children" section of their store for us, we were in there forever! We all got a lot of goodies and spent a lot of time wishing we could buy everything there. Brian and Jan are AMAZING at making the displays in their shop, it's pretty great.

After a few hours in Hollyhill we drove up to Sisters and stopped at The Stichin' Post. I had stopped in there a few weeks back when me and family drove through, but it was so fun to go with my girlfriends. We again spent a few hours in the store looking at everything, there was a lot to see and take in. I bought a large stack of Kaffe Fasset shot cottons to make a quilt out of (more on that later).
Jenn and I happy to be at the Stitchin' Post (I stole this pic from her)
(Me in the back, Barbara, Colleen and Charissa, pic again stolen from Jenn)

We managed to somehow cram our purchases into my car and continue on our way to Sunriver.
We unloaded our stuff, and set up camp for the night. We did a show and tell of what we bought and what we are going to do with it (half of what we bought, we bought "because it's cute, and I couldn't live without it" you know the drill) It was fun!
The next morning we woke up and wandered out to Bend, our first stop was QuiltWorks. They had quilts hanging from the rafters and a great art quilt display upstairs. I have to say their staff was so friendly and helpful, I was impressed, plus everything was 10% off and they had a good sale rack.
Look at these fat quarters, it's enough to make me drool!

After that we went to Sew Many Quilts, again a lot of samples, and it was a big shop. We stayed in there for awhile and most of us walked out with a big pile of fabric. By this time I was shopped out, so I was an "enabler" and encouraged a lot of fabric purchases :)
Charissa and Jenn ready to go home and sew.
I couldn't get Colleen out of the Fig Tree corner.
When we got back to the house, I ate a Dove chocolate and the message inside reads "You are Exactly Where you are Supposed to Be." AMEN!!
To be continued...

7 comments:

CJ said...

I was at the Sisters Quilt show and I didn't see you! :)
I had no idea there were quilt stores in Bend. Just as well, it was quite enough that my sweet dh drove me to Sisters (from wayyyyy up north in Idaho) for the show and took over 400 pictures while we walked all over the town.
I can't wait to see more of your journey!

Just Jenn said...

It was super fun wasn't it?! Yay us!

happy zombie said...

I love reading your adventure, Heather!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic!

Ineke van den Akker said...

I've just added your blog to my favorites!

amandajv said...

This looks so fun! I love your blog too :)

MysteryKnitter said...

You must have had fantastic time.