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...
I found so many lovely wools and patterns:
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 ;)