Friday, June 24, 2011


 The reader board always lets us know when the Shop Hop is about to begin!  I think I have taken a picture of it all 13 years!

 This was taken on Wednesday morning, before we opened the gates.  I love it when we hang the bunting on the fence.  I plan to leave it up until after the 4th of July.  When ever we are having a big event, we like to hang quilts on the clothes line.  It's like our little welcoming committee.

 This was the cutest selvage purse!!  She had already been to Bay Side Quilts.  She let us dig around the inside, too.  Tons of pockets.  Stinkin' Cute!

It's not very often that you will find 5 Keepsake Kuties behind the counter.  Kay Hobby and Patty had just arrived, Kay Harris and Noel were just about to leave.

We have had a lot of fun, seen a bunch of great quilts and bags, and it's only Friday!  Two more fun filled days ahead.  J

Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting Ready!

 Getting ready for the Shop Hop takes months of planning.  We do much more than create a quilt block for the Shop Hop Quilt.  We make 2500 block kits.  Joyce is the Queen of Cutting, Jan proof"s the pattern and has it printed.  We all fold fabric and patterns and then package the block kits.

But, the real fun is making new samples.  I always like to have several new quilts to display for the shop hop.  Yesterday, Joyce, Noel and I came in early, hauled out the big ladders and started hanging the newest samples.  It takes us several days to get it all finished, but I thought you might like to see some of the newest projects!

 We made 8 small quilts made from charm packs.  Most of them are in the new book, 3 Times A Charm from Leisure Arts.

 We have had these 3 quilts hanging in the shop before, but they are so darn cute, we decided to add them to the group.

This is a Twister from the Fig Tree group Buttercup.  And I love the cheater quilt of the 'boys'.

There will be more new quilts hanging before next week.  Bindings are being put on a couple of things today. Hopefully, many of you will be here during the hop, but if not, there will be new things for you the next time you are in the shop.

I took this last Sunday, after finishing my pennant.  I wanted to see what it was going to look like when I hung it up.  So, I hung it up in my back yard, between my bird feeder and a unoccupied bird house.  Pretty cute.  Last night after my DH mowed the lawn, I told him, 'I feel like I live in a park'.  I am a lucky girl, indeed.