Sunday, April 18, 2010

Shop til you drop

Yesterday my quilt group and I went together on a quilt trip to Oslo. 36 ladies and one man, the busdriver . Two quiltshops was our desinations.

First stop was Kathrines Quiltestue. Kathrine and Heidi gave us a warm welcome and had prepared a little inspirationel show and tell for us. And they told us their new big project is a shop on the net.
The ladies rushed into the shop to find their goodies

and there was a lot of goodies to find

and all over the shop there was quilts to inspire us both in patterns and colours

My friend Elisabeth (no blogger) in front of her favorite colours.

A lot of goodies to watch

and many temptations

so there was a lot of ladies waiting to get their fabrics being cut

Kathrine showed us a beautiful quilt mad of dresden plate. Paper pieceing is a very easy summer project. Easy to bring and no thinking :)

This is one of my favorite quilts right now. A wonderful quilt designed of Lynette Anderson. This one is on my "to do" list. I love it.

And it was so nice to be able to sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee

in a room filled with inspiration on the walls

and later some more show and tell from Kathrine

Love these quilts and they inspire me to make some scrappy quilts now.

Kathrine is starting a new BOM soon and this is such a wonderful quilt in repro fabrics. I just love it, but I have still not decided to buy it or not. Is is so big, and my house is so small :)

Thank you Kathrine og Heidi for giving us a great time in your shop.

Then there was time for some food. And a pizza buffet is perfect for hungry ladies

and look at this cute sewingmachin and iron that was on display in the restaurant.

Next stop was at Lappemakeriet.

It is a small shop but we quiltladies makes room and do always find what we are looking for.

A lot of inspiration on the walls in this shop too

Love this BOM that they are hosting. I have bought the templates for this quilt and will start making it in my own colours. Some years ago a lady from Usa mailed me her leftover repro stash. And now (perhaps already today) I will find that box and start making some dresden plates.

Love these dolls and the saying on the framed stitchery.

And the ladies shopped and shopped

and there was a lot of wonderful fabrics in this shop too
Wish I had won in the lottery

All these shopping made us exhausted so when we found this bench we had to sit down and relax. I guess you can imagine us climbing up on this bench :) We got a comment from a father with his little son on his arm; "look, perhaps these ladies now understand what you feel when you are climbing on chairs :)"

This wonderful day was ended with a tasty dinner. And I guess you figure out that the ladies was very quiet on the bus back home. Either sleeping or just enjoying their newly bought treasures.

And this is my treasures. The upper row of light japanese fabrics is bought at Kathrines. And one of them is a really nice background for stitchery. The bottom row is my buyings at Lappemakeriet. Some small rolls of "candy" and only two fabrics. And I had to buy the medium dresden plate bulk pack. It was quite expensive, but I had to have it. It's sad that fabric and quilt equipment has to bee so expensive in Norway.

We had a really great day together.

Saying for today:

Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase. ~Erma Bombeck


Laila said...

Thank you for a great day yesterday.
You made it a wonderfull day for us.
Hugs ;-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like we both had one of those perfect days May Britt...lots of great photos...

Anne Heidi said...

Just a perfect day!
It sure looks like you ladies had a lot of fun :-)

Blueberry Heart said...

Hi there, what a great day out that looks! Those shops look like I could spend many a happy hour and many £pounds too! I love to pop by your blog, I always admire what you have been making.
Have a lovely Sunday
BH x

Lappedamen said...

Høres ut som dere har hatt en fin tur til Oslo. Det ble nok en tung buss hjem igjen, tenker jeg. Masse godsaker i veskene.

Hanne-Kristine said...

Den som kunne fått blitt med! Tusen takk for at du delte disse bildene med oss. Jeg virkelig nyter å få se slike bilder, får på en måte en tur i butikken jeg med :oD
Kjenner på meg at det snart blir "enda" en ny booooom... ha ha ha
(som om jeg ikke har nok å sy på...)
Ha en flott dag :oD

Emma said...

It never ceases to amaze me the colours shown in your blog; it is very clear such different colour palettes are used in different regions of the world.

Chookyblue...... said...

a wonderful day out......thanks for sharing with us..........

Karmen said...

Oh, I so want to go next time. Thanks for the pictures! Karmen

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day....thank you for sharing with us. Have a restful Sunday.

Grethe said...

Så kjempegøy å få oppleve hele turen til quilte gruppa! Mange helt supere bilder,nesten som jeg var på Oslo-tur selv!!
Happy Quilting :)

Gamawinkie Renea said...

quilting is indeed a universal language!
Renea in Tennessee

GerryART said...

May, what a great quilt day you had. Thanks for taking us along to enjoy everything.
I especially enjoyed this post since my family emigrated from Oslo in 1882.
My great grandparents are from both Hedmark, Skotterud - Bergerud and Akershus, Nesodden
You can understand why I enjoyed being in Oslo via your quilt trip.
I enjoy your blog and motivate me to get busy.

Hugs, ♥♥♥

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Thank you for sharing such a fun day. It looks like all the ladies had a wonderful time.

Julia said...

Oooooh, what a gorgeous looking shop - lucky you!!:0)

Grethe said...

Så flott en tur dere har hatt, det er alltid så hyggelig med slike turer. Jeg ser at her har det vært mye moro og inspirasjon, takk for at du delte turen med meg.

Sue-Anne said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful day. It is so much fun to go quilt shopping with a group of friends.
I am very pleased to hear that Katherine is going to have a web shop. I love looking at her blog with all her beautiful fabrics.


I agree with Ermma's saying for today--how perfect--I miss her humor!
what a lovely trip you took and what neat pictures you got and have shared with the rest of us--thank you--
Hugs, Di

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow! What a fun day! And I so enjoyed going with you (via your post!)

Darlene said...

What a delightful day with a busload of fellow quilters. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful pictures - lots of eye candy to enjoy.

Teresa said...

Looks like a fun day was had by all. I am so anxious to try out some English paper piecing too - but think I will do the klosjes.

sewkalico said...

What a fantastic trip! My kind of day out (and so much better if we could all win the lottery too!!)

Sølvis blog said...

Ser ut som dere har hatt en kjempetur. Du får hilse de andre "teskje-kjerringene" fra meg. Har dere fått tilbake normal størrelse nå ellers må vel stoffsamlingene deres fortone seg som digre berg.

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