Thursday, April 7, 2011

A wonderful 48+ hours...

There is hope that spring may finally be here!

Last weekend I made a quick trip to Galena IL with my stitching buddies.

I found these crocuses there and they made my heart smile.

We rented this lovely home for the weekend ~ lots of room for us to spread out our stitching projects.

On Saturday we took a road trip that led to 3 states - Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

Our first stop was Yore in Gotham, Wisconsin. A lovely primitive shop that now stocks wonderful wools and yarns, too!

Then it was on to Country Sampler in Spring Green, Wisconsin. I was so excited to be there that I forgot to take photos :)

Finally it was on to Dubuque and the Cotton Cabin Quilt Shop and...

Willows - I love the ribbon on their basket on the front door.

I found so many lovely wools and patterns:

And this great Pansy prunes crate.

I plan to use the crate and this box on my work table to organize patterns. I found lots of tiny treasures and 3 great 48 star flags nailed to their wooden dowels. There's another piece of coverlet and ticking... a strawberry makedo... and a funky little bunny cookie cutter, too.

I love this heart shaped pan! Not sure whether I will hang it or place it, but the little scallops spoke to me.

I planned to show you what I was working on while there, but it is a gift and I realized that the recipient might read this... so it will have to wait.

It's amazing what you can pack into a weekend ;)

Blessings, Patti


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sounds like a great trip! I love the willow basket on the door, too! You found some fun things - love your pansy box!

Beckyjean said...


Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I love all the little goodies you brought home.


marly said...

Lucky girl! Sounds like a perfect weekend with visits to some really wonderful shops. You found some sweet treasures!

Suzanne said...

Wow Patti, sounds like a great trip! I love the wood crate you found. It will be perfect for organizing.
Happy Spring!

Berit said...

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Gorgeous decorating! As for how you're feeling, the seasonal change (while joyous) can often be tough like this. Hang in there! :)

Ooh; what an awesome stash haul from your trip; all those shops!! It sounds quite exciting!