Saturday, October 15, 2011

Shopping anyone!

"The quickest way to know a woman
is to go shopping with her."
Marceiene Cox


What do you get when you load up a mini van with 4 Aussie's, 1 Alabama, and 1 California girl and head of shopping? You really get a fun field day. With our free day between retreats we decided to take a drive and go shopping. Our first stop was the King Arthur Flour shop in Vermont. Great place with all kinds of cooking stuff. Next we headed off for a nice country drive. The leaves are just about peak and they were gorgeous. Our only problem it was raining all day yesterday, but that didn't stop us. Some of the girls is really into quilting and we found a small really nice one on our way to Center Harbor to the Keepsake Quilting. The Keepsake one was actually so big that I liked the small family run one better. After that stop was lunch and back on the rainy road. We were about 60 miles back to the shop but made another stop on the way back to a Hobby Lobby. We got back around 6:30 just in time for the welcome reception for the next class.
Our first class had 14 and 12 stayed for the next one. This class has 27 in it. Later that night we headed for our room to find another goodie bag.


This morning we came down to the stitching room to find it all ready for another class.


I will get some pictures tomorrow of our class and the teacher.

Some have been asking what stash I have purchased on the trip. Before I show you the next picture you must first promise not to call my husband. Do you promise? OK great, here is a picture taken in the corner of our room.


Yes, everything on the table I got here. Now you see why I said don't tell my husband. Need a better look?




With the gift card I won from Carol - The Polka Dot Chicken I got the gold scissors and the mother of pearl small ruler. Thank you so much Carol. No I do not know when I will find the time to stitch all these patterns.

They have a gift shop here at the Shaker House. I purchased this basket. The small little basket will look nice next to my shaker chair.



Thank you so much for all your kind words about my journey. Coming back to the room at night your comments have been very comforting. I wish I could have taken you all with me. It was very exciting last night when the new guests arrived, one lady came up to me and said I follow your blog. What a pleasant surprise to meet a follower in person. She is brand new to blogging and I will get her blog and tell you next time. I can barely keep my eyes open and we have another busy day stitching tomorrow.

Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa

20 comments:

Ranae said...

Oh! the fun you look like your having, continue with that
Love that basket

Deborah said...

Sounds like everyone is having a great time. Is there anything left for you to shop for? LOL. Wonderful new stash. Where was the Hobby Lobby? I didn't know that they were in New England.

CalamityJr said...

That;s it - I'm finding a way to fit into your suitcase next time!

Catherine said...

Wowzers! Great stash!!

Sarah said...

Wow! Look at all that stash! How are you going to fit it all in your suitcase? hehe. Looks like you are having such a great time, enjoy the second retreat!

DonnaTN said...

Looks like you had a great shopping experience. If it won't all fit in your luggage, those if it fits it ships boxes from the post office are great. I had to use one when I was at the 1st New England Stitchers Retreat last year!

butterfly said...

Wow Teresa you are my kind of girl go for it. I dread to think if i was there i would be buying all things. Love your basket.

Just wish we could buy your charts here over there you have so many here its always kits. So i buy mine on line.

You must be on my mind i had a dream last night i opened a cross stitch shop selling all your charts from the US , how real it was. If i was younger i would live that dream, but now we are enjoying our retirement . Enjoy your week i won't tell your husband, you just go for it girl.

Bekca said...

Wow, just look at all that lovely stash! It sounds like you had a really fun shopping trip, despite the rain. The sewing basket is gorgeous, can't wait to see what the retreat project is. Best wishes.

Mouse said...

ooooooooooooo lots of eye candy :) and way to go on the shaker box too gorgeous ... I won't tell DH heheheh .... glad you're having a great time and can't wait to see the next instalment :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you have some gorgeous new stash. Sounds like you are having a great time.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Wow... what a great additions to your stash, the goodies you bought are gorgeous, as well as all the goodies bags they are leaving to you, You're a lucky girl and I'm really happy that your enjoying the retreat and that you met one of your followers :)

Denise said...

Did I read that correctly? That's what they've given you at the retreat or do you mean here as while I've been away from home? Girl there is no way your DH is not going to see some of that while you unpack. Maybe you should let him see a few of these goodies and pack the rest in plastic and stick in with the dirty clothes. He'll never look there!

Have a wonderful time and keep us informed how the second part goes!

cucki said...

wow..so much fun and so many stash..i love the baskets so much..so cute..
keep well dear and lots of best wishes xxx

Karen said...

I can honestly say I have serious shopper's envy right now! Look at all that cool stuff! Did you bring along an extra suitcase to carry all your treasures home in??? Have a wonderful day!

Shannon said...

Wow! Looks like you are having an amazing time!

Tricia said...

So did you say that you're stopping in Wisconsin on the way home to California to drop off some of that stash??? : ) I am so thrilled for you that you get to stay for another few days. What a fantastic vacation!!!!! Will you be making the same project or is it a different teacher? I'm too curious. I'm going to go check out the retreat site and find out! : )

Theresa said...

Wow!!!! Look at all those goodies!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!

Nancy said...

Sounds like you all are having such fun! Great new stash!

Anne said...

Oh my goodness! Look at all those charts and goodies!! I hope you left yourself room in your suitcase to pack all of those!! I won't be telling your husband either, but he will be finding out about them when you get home! It looks like they are spoiling everyone with those goody bags of lovely threads and chocolates!! That basket is beautiful! The craftsmanship is perfect!

Pumpkin said...

Holy cow!!!! Now that was a successful stash shopping trip! LOL! Impressive ;o)

That basket is beautiful.