Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thelma and Louise Ride Again



Yup we hit the road again - yesterday.  It was a date that was rain or shine.  Well, it was rain and we did not let that stop us.  We needed to get out and that was all there was to it.  She with her hands and arms and me with my toes, and no one volunteered to be our chauffeur, so we hit the road.

We decided to head north and do our own Quilt Shop Hop.  Perking your interest!?  We had our computer generated directions and a flyer of the upcoming quilt shop hop in April.
I have a history of "taking too much luggage" and I was very proud of myself for my little pile, so much so, I had to take a picture.  Forgive me.

As I said, "Rain or Shine." me arrived at our first QS - Sew So Shop in Marysville, Ca.  (They are not on the bag in the first photo - and that is why we went there, we did not want to leave any QS unvisited along the way up into the foothills.


I made a huge score - found these No. 5 flosses for 50 cents each.  Between the two of us we emptied her basket. :o)

At Morning Star Quilts in Paradise, CA I found these yummy indigo batiks - which is my favourite colour (right now).  Do you change your favourite colour?  I needed 10 FQ's for a colour class I am taking this month at Bearpaws and Hollyhocks by Laurel Anderson.  (The class was full, however, she just opened up a couple more spots, if you are interested call the shop asap.)  Anywho, I picked indigo and went with that for my favourite colour for the class.

While still in Paradise (I like saying that, especially in relation to QS's) we found Debbies' QS. 
I found this super jelly roll of 30's fabric.  Now I can not decide what fabric I am going to use for the Jelly Roll Blocks on line.  Oh, decisions! 
We headed on down to Chico, Ca to Honey Run Quilters, of quilt magazine fame.
While I was taking pictures, guess who was heading on up.  Her philosophy - you snooze you loose......
The shop is as nice as the owner.  She is the one who turned us on to the $7.00 bag that entitles shoppers to 10% off of their purchases (if you spend I think $70.00 at first where you buy the bag.)  Two shops too late, but we figured that with our purchases there alone, yes, we both had over $70 each (blush) that we got our bag for free and 10% off of our total purchase.  If this does not make sense - Kim said, "It's a good deal."  So monkey see, monkey do.

I think I see a Schnibbles coming on........
Don't these look yummy!  No, I did not buy them all.......
We finished, in more ways then one, at The Rabbit Hole QS in Chico.  After we came out of the QS, unloaded our bags, decided we were done and that we would head on home, got our seat belts on, key in the ignition, NOTHING happened.
The guy "splaining" what he thought was the problem....... And Kim showing great patience, because her DH was supposed to have taken care of the battery/electrical stuff several weeks ago - well I will let her tell the story......  I think there was something about $1700.00 involved and it still was not fixed.....
Kim has a tale to tell here.......
Thanks for stopping by - be sure to check out Kim's version of the Shop Hop - she is much better at telling the stories.  We both enjoyed getting together and especially enjoyed the "retail QS therapy!"

I would love to hear about your adventures on a Shop.

13 comments:

Jan said...

Oh Gran! What a fun day you girls had. Even the rain couldn't dampen that kind of fun :) Oh and on your post below ... that is sooooooo bizarre! I've never seen that happen. Must have been all that rain.

Yvonne said...

What a fun day....you ladies sure do know how to do it right!

Kelly Ann said...

now that's a road trip I'd like to be on....can't wait to read Kim's side of the story...

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm all too envious of all that retail fun!!

quiltmom said...

So how did you end up getting back from your trip Gran? Are you Thelma or are you Louise? I am Thelma and my dearest non quilting friend Val is Louise. We do get into beading trouble together LOL
I love your indigo batiks - and the book on the right I have nearly bought from Connecting Threads more than once - however- some other book wins out. It does have some nice patterns in it.
I love your thirties jelly roll- I will look forward to seeing your quilt with it.
Looks like a great trip- Glad to see that a little car problem could not dampen the adventure.
Regards,
Anna

Kim said...

You are just so funny! LOL! Of course, with all that rain, we just stitched our bags from Honey Run into innertubes, had the AAA guy blow them up, and then we floated home!

Laura said...

It looks like you had a wonderful adventure to the quilt shops, even if you did have a bit of car trouble. Thanks for sharing all the pictures, too!

Orcsmom said...

Next time you guys do that, let me know. I was in Chico and Marysville yesterday, and I would have met you for lunch! Hope the car is ok, to ya soon!

Hugs!

Pam

PunkiePie said...

Sounds like you had a great time despite the car trouble.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Well sounds like Thelma and Louise did some good damage there. Sorry about the car stuff YUK!

Pat

Tracy said...

Fun, Fun, Fun...sorry about the car trouble! On a side note, I am in the middle of a studio purge and have a bag of Gentle Arts Floss with your name all over it. Let me know if you want it & we can arrange a hand off.

Eileen said...

Gran, email me privately I want your remail addy. lilsis1930@msn.com

Sinta Renee said...

I love the idea that you made up your own shop hop! Those are great shops too! What fun! And lots of Schnibbles to make in your loot!