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Monday, June 21, 2010

SHOP HOPPIN' 2010 - Part 1



Good evening friends, I have been working on this "Tour de Utah" for a couple of nights now, I am warning you, this is one HEAVY post with lots and lots of fabulous eye candy.  On the last post I told you I was going on my first Shop Hop with Loraine. Turns out, the day we had planned, Wednesday, June 16th, opening day, didn't go as we had originally planned.  There were severe wind warnings at the point of the mountain and predictions that there would be 70 mph winds.  Loraine's hubby was concerned and thought it best to hold out for a day because the forecast was better on Thursday and Friday.  Unfortunately, I had made arrangements to get Wednesday off and I had to work Thursday and Friday so I couldn't make the swap so the two of us could go shopping together.  So, what's a girl to do???  Go anyway, fight the winds and have fun!  I hit 10 stores the first day, 3 the second day, and 1 on each of the last two days.  On Saturday, I met up with Loraine at Village Dry Goods and we shopped, shared stash, and went out to lunch together.   She made me a cute little pincushion of the American flag with a tag that read "Shop Hop 2010" to commemorate the event.  (I will post a photo of it in Part 2, Shop Hop).  It was a really fun day, I wish we could have had the whole day on Wednesday to shop til we dropped.  That first day was fun, but tiring.  I wore comfy clothes, socks and shoes, but nevertheless I shopped so much I wore blisters on my feet.  Ouch!  Tomorrow I will post Part 2 of Shop Hop and show you some of the fun things I bought.  So, sit back and enjoy all the beautiful eye candy, there are some talented gals here in Utah and this is some of their beautiful artwork, the photo's do the talkin'.......


Loraine (center) with two of her favorite gals at Village Dry Goods






























































































































































































































Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed a little insight to Shop Hop 2010.

Smiles....

Jolene

35 comments:

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I am always just amazed at the talent and creativity of people, sitting in their own homes producing such wonderful works of art. How proud they must be. Thank you for sharing. Irene

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Guh ~ loved the eye candy! I linked to this post on my blog to spread the joy around.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What great pictures, Jolene! I can imagine what a fun day you had. All those quilts are just gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you bought!

Cari said...

Oh Jolene....thanks so much for sharing. Fabulous eye candy for sure!!! Makes me want to get Elsie out and start sewing. And, The Corn Wagon in Springville is owned by my cousin! How cool is that? I love her shop. And Springville is the town where I was raised...small world isn't it? Hugs!!

Barbi said...

Great photos! What a wonderful post.

Cathy B said...

Wow -- I can see why you enjoyed this Shop Hop so much. The quilts, the pincushions - everything you saw is gorgeous!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness - what wonderful pictures. I keep going through them. It looks like you had the most wonderful time. I'm sure you came away with tons of goodies. It would be hard not to with all that wonderful stuff!!

BrendaS said...

Wow -- it looks like you sure had some fun! Great pictures and thanks for sharing them with us.

Loraine said...

Wow! Fabulous post girl! I am so excited to see your other pictures. You did a great job picking out the best things to photograph.
BTW, thanks for taking a picture of the little bird quilt at Village. I went home and found the book on Etsy for $10.00, which was a real bargain, as its OOP. So you know where to get the pattern if you want.
So much fun meeting up with you on Saturday. I will not forgive my husband for a long time, as I think he owes me another day out with you. How about the 6th and 7th of August!
Many hugs sweet friend. You are so fun!

Theresa said...

OMG!! Look at all theses goodies!!! They are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.

Myra said...

What fun! I can't wait for part 2. :o)

Suzanne said...

Ooooh, So many pretties! Great photos.

Sherry said...

wow - the pics are awesome - what a wonderful time you must have had! I love the wool strawberries - looks like needlebook and pincushion. Love so many other pics too - the quilts, beautiful!

SugarandSpice said...

Wow! It looks like there was some really fun stuff. I saw a few really cute quilts!

Pumpkin said...

Omigosh, all of those quilts are AMAZING! I'm going to get Mom to check out your Blog because she's the quilter in the family and I know she will just be beside herself looking at these pictures :o) TFS Jolene.

At least the two of you got together in the end :o)

Kathy A. said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful tour! I want to make almost every quilt I saw!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh. I think I just drooled on my keyboard. WOW!!! Thank you so much for taking us along on the shop hop. I can't imagine being able to see all this in person!

玫友 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................                           

Jane said...

Hi Jolene, what a fun time you've had. Glad you caught up with Loraine eventually. Pity about that weather. My favourite thing in your photos is the 'Bees, Bugs, Butterflies' framed piece. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing your Shop Hop tour. Look forward to the next update.

Carolyn NC said...

Eye candy, indeed! Wonderful pictures - what fun!

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing all the beautiful pics. Great talent!

江婷 said...

生活總是起起伏伏,心情要保持快樂才好哦!!.................................................................                           

Jen said...

WOW! What great pictures! Thanks for sharing!! I have a quick question: Where did you find the quilt Mayz'es Daisies? I absolutely love it and would like to see if I can get my hot little hands on it. Thanks and I am really looking forward to more pics!

怡潔怡潔 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

翰豪翰豪翰豪 said...

如果成為一支火柴,也要點亮一個短暫的宇宙;如果是一隻烏鴉,也要叫疼閉塞的耳膜。.................................................................

江冠彭珮李佳宏陽筠 said...

thx rfor you sharing~~learn it by heart..................................................................

Alice said...

Wow, what incredible eye candy. Great photos Jolene and I love your Shop Hop 2010. I don't know why, but this post never showed up on my blogger page. I found it by chance when I posted on another blog. I kind of wondered what you were up to and found this post. Thanks for sharing your great outing. Such talented ladies out there.
Alice
xxx

ju吳phe宇te佳ns said...

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吳婷婷 said...

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吳婷婷 said...

Prevention is better than cure...................................................

宋瑞正宋瑞正 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。............................................................

p.matejcek said...

Jolene
Please email me at p.matejcek so I can get your email address again. I had emailed from my old one a few weeks ago but last week someone hacked into the old one and now I don't have access to it anymore. I am doing pretty good with the exchange. I hope to finish up soon. Pat

p.matejcek said...

Jolene
Sorry email is p.matejcek@yahoo.com thanks Pat

Carin said...

Oh my ... what a beautiful pictures. I enjoy watching them. Thank you !!!

Raggedy Ann said...

WOW!! LOVED all the pictures! I loved seeing the pumpkin quilt, and that polka dotted elephant. Too cute!!!

have a great day,
Raggedystitches,
Louise