Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pattern Editing on a Very Rainy Day

Yes, I am home again. Sometimes that just happens on a trip, as soon as you turn the car around, it's ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM. I did drive straight through from Billings Montana to Elk River Minnesota. Well, now that I am home here is what I want to do. Sit on this porch and listen to the rain . . .

But NO, there is NO time for such luxuries right now.
I have patterns to edit, quilts and bags to sew. Testers to contact.
Fall Quilt Market is just around the corner and there is
no time to waste!

So my shop hopping will have to wait a bit too! But, keep
an eye out for new posts both here and on my ideas blog

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Painted Canyon & Bad Route Road

OK, today I am asking two questions. Who would name a road "Bad Route Road"? And does anyone ever really take it?

Painted Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Quilters Fix - Sheridan, WY

Signs that made me smile today, the first one is;
#1 Western Town In America.

The second one is;
The Quilter's Fix
What a great name for a quilt shop!

Third sign to make me smile;
Fabric Touching Hours

I am please to introduce to you
Julie (left) and Jackie (right)
co-owners of this new quilt shop.

This lovely space was previously an antique shop.

I think the transformation from antique shop to
quilt shop is a success, what do you think?

So if you are visiting the #1 Western Town in America
be sure to stop by the Quilters Fix
and do a little fabric touching!

The Quilters Fix
1135 N Main
Sheridan, WY

Mountain Ridges

Well I did promise shots of the Mountains so here you go . . .

I didn't actually get 'into' the mountains on this trip,
but there is always the next time!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Big Sky Montana

Could also be called "Big Storm Montana".
This time there were big gusty winds and I along with many
other travelers could not keep driving in it! It was a
white knuckle ride for a few miles.

These folks on motorcycles are huddled under the eaves of the building at this rest stop.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Glimpse of the Rockies

I know this photo probably doesn't look all that impressive. But it's my first glimpse of the Rocky Mountain as I come over the crest of a hill in Wyoming. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen these mountains they always make my heart skip a beat at first glimpse. MORE mountains and quilt shops tomorrow, thanks for joining me!

Dakota Quilt Company - Spearfish, SD

Welcome to the Dakota Quilt Company in Spearfish South Dakota.

How awesome is this covered patio that extends off of
the shop??? I think I could sit out there and hand piece a few hexagons!

Love the signage at the front door.

Meet this Mother Daughter team!

Kimberly Ellis (left) and Jayme Land (right)

Creative thoughtful displays.

Friendly helpful staff!

An entire room is dedicated to Christmas.

Tastefully Cute!

Front porch with clever garden gate display.

I enjoyed my time with this creative duo. I know you will too! Stop by and say Hi!

Dakota Quilt Company
1004 N Main St
Spearfish, SD 57783-2162
(605) 642-2939

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Artist Medium Pancake Batter? aka An Artful Mouthful!

Check this out! All the pancakes you can eat for $1.

I had the big and tasty generic version. Delicious!

Quilt Connection Etc. - Rapid City, SD

NOTE: This shop has a new location since this blog post was written! Here's the new info.

318 Mount Rushmore Road
Rapid City, SD 57701

(605) 355-0178

Meet Betty (left-employee) and Joan (right) co-owner of Quilt Connection Etc.
This shop has recently moved to this new location and its a great spot!
Above their heads is one of the quilts created by Joan.

And here is Anne the other owner of this wonderful shop!

Below is another one of Joan's creations.

Inviting place to sit and have a cup of coffee.

Below is a shot of a street corner in downtown Rapid City.

Quilt Connection Etc., Inc.
1520 Haines Ave Suite 1
Rapid City, SD


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Sew Pieceful Quilting - Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Sew Pieceful Quilting has been serving the Tomahawk, Wisconsin community since 2009, offering a wide variety of products and services to m...