Here we go...
Lots of samples in the kitchen.
Everything but the kitchen sink...in the kitchen sink!
In the cutting room.
Don't forget to go upstairs!
This is a quilt made with Jeanne Horton's cheater fabric! You have to touch it to be convinced it's not all pieced.
Here's my bounty from Quilter's general Store! Yes, that's a BOLT of fabric...it will be my next Civil War dress.
Welcome to Life's A Stitch!
Lots of goodies.
Just look at this classroom!
Pinch me, I'm dreaming, right?!
Behind the cutting table.
My purchases from Life's A Stitch.
We weren't done yet, not by a long shot! We were on the road again, off to Sun Prairie and JJ Stitches! We made one important stop on the way...
The largest Culvers in the world!!! at Newville, Wisconsin. Here's Kayla and Ashley waiting patiently for me to take a picture before we had our caramel cashew sundaes...YUM! Hey, don't judge, a girl's gotta keep her energy up!
After we were energized we got to JJ Stitches with time to spare. And we spent plenty of it there ($$ too!)
The owner of JJ Stitches was working the shop alone and waited on us. There is a lot of WOW packed in a medium sized shop. You want to take your time and not miss a thing and have a well stocked wallet with you.
A tease at the entrance.
And in the front window.
Oh, yea, this is what I'm talking about.
A look back towards the front. These ladies were so busy shopping, they didn't notice I took their picture.
Jean helping us with our purchases. Don't you love the quilt behind her?
Here's what I HAD to have from JJ Stitches...
Lucky for us, Country Sampler in Spring Green , WI, is open on Sunday, 1-4 PM. We got there and found a street festival going on. The place was really hopping. It's a wonderful shop, but was so crowded I couldn't take pictures. You'll have to take my word for it...you WANT to go there.
My must haves from Country Sampler, 3 yard cuts. I was just there a couple weeks ago, so I could control myself a little.
Before leaving, the owner, Jeanne Horton, and I wrote up a contract for me to give a presentation to the new Civil War club she is planning. The date hasn't been set yet. I'll post it when it is decided. The other shops we visited expressed interest in my presentations too, so expect to hear about future trips there soon.