Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bittersweet Sisters Day One

Here are the Bittersweet Sisters:
Kim from IL, Nicki from IA, me from IL, Carla from ND, Linda from GA and Wendy from ME.
We started our trip with a bang - a trip to Country Threads!

Wow! It was overwhelming the moment you walk in the door!
So many wonderful things to see everywhere that you look - even on the ceiling!
It took a few minutes to catch my breath and stop hyperventilating :)
The views were so inspirational - both outside
and inside.

Everyone was so warm and welcoming, even Jackie the shop kitty.

And it was so fun to see the "Country Threads" spin on familiar patterns.
Even the view from the bathroom window was inspiring.
You don't even need to go in the shop to be taken in by lovely projects.

It is like a little fairy world, a slice of heaven for both humans and furry or featherd friends.

Everyone was so patient, kind and helpful. We spent a lot of time in the shop picking projects, fabrics and backings and it was wonderful having such personable help.
Here are Kim, Mary and I - Kim and I were ready to move in about then :)
All too soon we said our goodbyes and continued our journey...
If you aren't close to Garner, Iowa you can visit the Country Threads website by clicking here.

Next stop was Clear Lake, Iowa for some darling shops and lunch at Cabin Coffee - the hot chocolate was delicious.
On our way back to Osage, Nicki and her husband were kind enough to open up their lovely home to us to see all of Nicki's wonderful finishes and her busy stitching room.
The ladies were so patient when Kim and I had to stop the car to take some photos of this fun group at a pig farm long the way.
The didn't tease us too much when we hopped back in the car smelling more than a bit like swine...
I'll leave you with this sweet face until I can post our wonderful Day 2!
Blessings, Patti


annie said...

Oh, you made me want to go there! Everything just looks so great, thanks so much for sharing the journey!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Patti....wonderful fun filled trip.... love the shop and the little cabin coffee house.... thanks for sharing....Blessings Francine.... cute piggy, oink oink.

Raymond Homestead said...

Oh what a fun fun trip! It was neat to see Maggie's pattern done that way. I will have to try and go there some day!

Faye said...

Patti!! I LOVE seeing all these photos....You guys look like you are having the times of your life....It did me so much good putting a name with a face~~Look at that shop~~ No wonder you guys didnt want to leave.... And, the last photo kind of sums it all up~~

WoolenSails said...

I wish I could shop there, love all the wonderful things in the store and how she has it set up and I love the antique alphabet quilt.


marly said...

Thanks for the link. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. And spend!!

Giovanna said...

What a wonderful place to visit - thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

Love the "bittersweet sisters"...looks like a fun day!

Beckyjean said...

I've been to Country Threads twice & love the shop. Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time.

Enjoy your day~Becky