Monday, February 9, 2009

Birthdays and Shopping

Everyone loves pictures of food especially when it's a dessert. These yummy looking treats came from Trader Joe's and they were waiting for me at Two Thimbles. The owner (Lee) of this shop really knows how to treat a birthday girl. She offers a really good deal, if it's your birthday month, she'll give you 25% off for the day and if you bring friends they also get a discount of 15%, pretty sweet deal. If you live near by give Lee a call to book your birthday, it's well worth it!
Since we all love photo's of quilt shops here are a few to browse through.
Don't you just love that antique quilt with the pinks and browns. Does anyone know the name of that block? I love it!
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Some fabrics to give you inspiration for Valentines day, it's coming up very fast.
Wagon of fabric, I'll just wheel that out to my car...LOL
More pretty fabrics. Two Thimbles also has a huge selection of Jo Morton, Sturbridge Village and other reproductions. I didn't get a good picture of them.
Some goodies I received from my wonderful friends. I don't think you can see them all but there are 18 of the balls of Valdani variegated embroidery threads.....I love them!
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And these are the fabrics that found a way in my bag...I don't know how they got there but I found them hiding in my bag when I got home...LOL. The larger piece with tiny red flowers is for a backing on the medallion quilt I finished a few months ago.

Have a great day!

28 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh Wendy it does sound like you had a wonderful birthday! Yes, I love seeing pictures and all the eye candy was satisfying! Will you post the name of that block when somebody out in blog land tells you the name?

sewkalico said...

What a birthday! Great cakes, presents, threads, fabrics...! Let's hope you get that every year LOL
The wagon straight to the car is a brilliant idea!!!

Libby said...

What a fabulous way to celebrate your special day - tasty treats and fabric shopping! Happy Birthday!

Needled Mom said...

That is such a great idea. I'll have to mention it to my quilt shop and see what they can do. ;)

Happy birthday!

Juliann in WA said...

Happy birthday! We have a local shop that gives this discount too. Very fun.

Carole said...

Hey, it's your birthday?!?!??! Wooohooo... save some cake for me! Well, Happy Birthday my friend! Bonne Fete Wendy!

Lovely goodies you got! I've been a good girl and have not shopped at a quilt shop. Stephen keeps reminding me of the future! ;o)

Hugs & party hardy! ;O)

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Well Happy Birthday, what sweet treats you received. Yum.... Enjoy your valdini threads you received from your friends, love the fabrics too.

Quilts And Pieces said...

oooo! Lots of goodies you brought home and lots of goodies in the store! What a sweet deal at the store! Heck mine is coming up and I get a whopping 10% off. Maybe I should fly out there instead!

KSedlak said...

It looks like you had so much fun on your shopping trip to Two Thimbles. I am so sorry I wasn't up to a good visit and Birthday treats and I must say the treats look delicious.
The fabrics you picked up are beautiful.
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to you all year long.
Hugs
Karen

Stina said...

What a way to treat a birthday girl at!!! Super!!!Happy Birthday to you!!
Wish that the shop was in my neighbourhood instead... :o) what a lovely thought!!!
Take care...

Carol said...

A BIG Happy Birthday to you! Looks like it was perfect...cupcakes and a quilt shop...wonderful things jumped in your bag!

Donna said...

What a wonderful day!! It just doesn't get any better than that - and with a 25% discount!!! I'm just saying!!! I love the Lori Smith pattern. I made that sweet little quilt last summer. Cute, cute, cute!! Happy Birthday

Guðrún said...

This was a great tour, thank you for taking us with you.

yellowfarmhouse said...

A perfect way to spend a special day with special treats - food and fabric. Love a good tour of a quilt shop and that antique quilt is beautiful - it caught my eye right away.

Happy Birthday Again

Hugs - karen

Cathi said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend your birthday!

Nana's Quilts said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! It does look like Jo's is THE place to go for your birthday. I certainly approve of all those fabrics that just magically appeared in your shopping bag. :-)

Cheers,
Marne

Darlene said...

What a wonderful day you had - the treats, the gifts, the eye candy - what more could a girl want. LOL

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to spend the day. How fun is that when the quilt shop owner not only gives you a discount, but your friends and even give you treats!

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday! and what a great way to spend it, shopping for fabric.!!

kcenya1950 said...

Wow those do look yummy. Congrats on the bday. Looks like you had a gret time. Love the new backing fabric -- I love little florals like that.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a great day you had. And at a quilt shop. What could be better. That looks like a great shop too. Thanks for the tour.
Nice gifts you received too Wendy. Happy Birthday!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oooh - that little pattern there you received from friends - what is it??? It looks like a pattern someone at my guild might have made that I have been nosing around for!!!

Judy said...

Looks like a fabulous Birthday with your friends and all that yummy fabric and food! Perfect combination!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! What a fun day and great presents! And aren't you just so surprised at how fabric hops into your bag - if cookies can hop into my hubby's cart - fabric can certainly hop into mine - LOl!
Cheers!

Pam said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I bet you had a great day at Two Thimbles. I am hoping I can go down there the month of my birthday - I put my name on their birthday list.

I love LOVE the paisley fabric. Is that a kit? You did a fine job shopping!!

nineT said...

Thanks for all those great pictures! Very mysterious, your bag full of fabric...

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Looks like you made quite the haul on your B-Day :O)... Happy Belated B-Day... I am still around but oh so slow making my rounds to blogs these days ...

Life is good however :O), I have not managed to get back to blogging but make the rounds to others as I can :O)
Sandy

Christine said...

A very belated Happy Birthday. Looks like a wonderful shop and you found some nice treats to take home.