Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Hopping We Will Go

I got a text msg from my youngest daughter Wednesday morning that said...I'm going to Joann's when they open, if they don't have what I want I'm going to the Corn Wagon...do you want to go? Well, I will never pass up a trip to The Corn Wagon, especially if it happens to be on my day off, so I said sure. We went to Joann's and my daughter picked up a few things and because she needed a few more things, we headed for The Corn Wagon. It just so happened that Wednesday was the first day of the annual Wasatch Shop Hop. We went last year and had talked about going this year, but never made any plans to do so...that is until we got to the Corn Wagon. The Shop Hop is a blast! There are 15 quilt shops all up and down the Wasatch Front that participate and it's so much fun to travel to each shop and just absorb TONS of inspiration;) Wednesday saw us traveling a whole lot of miles and making it to 12 of the 15 shops. We finished on Thursday by heading north, about 2 hours from the city we live in, to hit the remaining 3 shops. We traveled over 400 miles between all of the shops!

Now for the good stuff...

Quilts...Quilts...and more Quilts...oh yeah, and meeting a couple of ladies whose blogs I follow regularly...

The theme this year was ...

Trip Around The Town

Each shop had their rendition of the theme quilt displayed for all hoppers to see.

Here are a few of them...









You all know of the plethora of ideas you get when you enter a quilt shop...well, multiply that times 15 and that's what's been swimming around in my head for the past few days;)

One of the shops that we went to is called Piper's. Piper's had a lot of quilts hanging outside and while I was trying to get a few pictures of them, I saw a lady that I thought I recognized...

It was Kim from Bitty Bits & Pieces

Once inside, I also ran into Nedra from Cactus Needle

Both of these ladies have awesome blogs filled with all kinds of fun things and information. Take a few minutes to check out their blogs. You won't be disappointed;)


My daughter took this picture of Nedra, me, and Kim (and my grandson's hands)

And now because I like to include pictures of flowers in my posts here's one of the Hollyhocks that Piper's grows outside their shop. They even sell the seeds in the Fall.

I hope your week is going well;)



7 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Kathy, it was so fun to meet you at Piper's what a great surprise. I made sure you were on my google reader when I came home and sure enough there you were. Thanks for the picture. I had somehow changed the setting on my camera so part of my pictures weren't very clear.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Karen you met some of my favorite gals. I love that first one the trips around the town quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

All that inspiration x 15 -- there's no way I'd be able to sleep at night! You're SO lucky you live so close to all that inspiration. I love that first quilt!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That sounded like a lot of fun Karen. Isnt it nice to run into bloggers while your out?
Your grandsons hands are hysterical!!! Love it!!

mellyandrosie said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I love that first quilt that you posted - amazing!!!

AJ said...

Wow, I love the first one!

Bec said...

What fabulous quilts!
Love the hollyhocks too....
Your grandsons hands remind me of my youngest sons hand today, which is in a pick of a giveaway I won, he was trying to grab something to claim while I was photographing! So funny aren't they!