Bloggers, if you would like to enjoy a really beautiful rendition of the experience with lovely pictures of quilts and classic shots of things we quilters love to touch and talk about, then this is NOT the post for you. Check out Nanette over at Freda's and Kim over at Bitty Bits.
THAT is what a shop hop is all about.
I tried. This coconut tree was just needing a little love. And I think Karebear and Leela are giving it up. Although, Leela thinks she's doing a Verizon commercial. I'm not paying for this picture.
The sweet little helper bee at Elaine's could not figure out why we were taking a picture like this. Don't you want to be somewhere else? Uh, no. She just doesn't know us very well, does she? Notice, Karebear's eyes. She was tired and it was only 11am.
Here's a pretty picture of quilts. I guess I did okay. Leela and I really fell in love with these quilts in frames.We ooohhhed and aaahhed. We discussed all the things we were going to do and where we would put OUR frames in our homes. We carried the patterns around with us the whole time and just before we left we looked at each other and said, "Who are we kidding?" and promptly left the patterns somewhere in the Malibu Monkey area. Yeah, we're THOSE kind of shoppers. Sorry Elaine's. They're by the striped beach balls.
I love this picture, Bets. You're so happy to be parting with your money in such a cute store. (Material Girls)
Okay, the girls insisted on this photo in front of the lollipops. Okay, alright already. It goes south from here.
Karebear just couldn't help herself. Modern Art IS her passion. :)
D-Rae is thoroughly disgusted to be putting her hand IN the boot. "You never know where these boots have been". This isn't a bowling alley, for heaven's sake. They are here for SHOW. I'm sure they've never been worn! Leela, I said I wanted your hand IN the boot. She never follows the rules. Again, she thinks she's doing a commercial for Acme Cowboy Boots.
I know that you think all quilters are part of the Red Hat Society but we donned these lovely princess crowns for about 30 seconds, just enough time to look really foolish. They're trying to be faerie sprites hiding in the books. Is it working for you? Again, notice Karebear's eyes. Looking for Tom Cruise. We didn't find him,
but I'm pretty sure that they hired D-Rae on the spot.
I just was enjoying this sign. I thought the setting was inspiring.
Sign at Piper's Parking Lot. You have to love this if you're a quilter.
Parking for Quilters Only.
Everyone else will be basted and fat quartered.
B&B ~ Bets and Batman
Last picture, last store, last step. The ONLY one in the picture who has her eyes fairly open is KAREBEAR. When she shines, she really shines! This picture brings me so much joy I cannot even tell you. Whenever I am sad I will come here and be instantly cheered up!!!!!
Why, oh why, these women put up with me is beyond my comprehension. But I am soooo very thankful you do. No one else will play password and Celebrity Name Game for 3 hours with me. And before you think I'm a horrible, horrible friend, remember I'm laughing
at you with you.
Shelto & Stitch I have video, too!! I'll be posting that shortly.