Warning: this post is a little long.
What a fantastic day we had at this shop today. We all got up early to get in line at the border. It was a really nice surprise when we got to the border and the the line up was short....woohoo...let's hit the quilt shop. Today was the big birthday shopping spree, for those that might not have read my last post....I'll repeat myself, Two Thimbles offers the birthday girl 25% off (during your birthday month, that's me) when you bring 3 friends shopping with you, yah...the friends get a discount too but not as big as the birthday girl...teehee. I had to bribe them somehow to come shopping with me...not really I know they love my company...LOL We look ready for some serious shopping I'd say. Don't let these sweet faces fool you, these ladies are a crazy bunch and can do some major damage when shopping. That's me in the white sweater.
Here is the front counter, Lee the shop owner has done a wonderful job with this shop. Lots of beautiful displays and she is so helpful with choosing fabrics. I get so much inspiration when I visit here. It's a good thing the shop is NOT closer to my house....It would be too easy to be at this shop a lot and we all know what that means....LOL.
See that blue and white pinwheel quilt on the wall. I bought the pattern and blue fabric to make that. I'll post a picture tomorrow of my purchases. I would have done that tonight but it was getting too dark by the time I got home and the light is not good for pictures.
Sample in the class room, I really like this one.
Don't they look serious about their new BOM, Lee is giving us the instructions to get started on our first block. Oh yah... we all signed up for a BOM using one of Lori Smith patterns and reproduction fabrics. There are 12 blocks and several options for the final layout which will be fun to see what everyone will choose. Each quilt will look different in the end. Below is a picture of the first 2 blocks. I think Arnette (on the right) is wondering what the heck I'm doing taking a picture or maybe she's just bored....LOL
Lori Smith pattern BOM. Sorry I forgot the name of the pattern, I'll post it tomorrow.
The shop owner had some treats us, they were to die for....yummy cheese cake chocolates from Trader Joe's, I've never had one of thing chocolate bombs before today, I think I'll be dreaming of them tonight. If you haven't had one...you're definitely missing out. There is a layer of chocolate cake on the bottom with a layer of strawberry cheese cake on top and all surrounded by chocolate....Oooooh so good....as you can see they are almost gone. It's a good thing I got a picture before they completely disappeared.
These two trouble makers were joking about going into this questionable establishment for lunch. Do you think they could pass for the evening entertainment....teehee...just kidding ladies.
We had lunch at this Italian cafe (D'Anna's) instead, much better choice for food and company. I really had a great time with these ladies and since we are doing the BOM, we'll be spending more time at Two Thimbles....woohoo.
Sorry about such a long post...I hope you made it this far...thanks for sticking with me.