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.
and all over the shop there was quilts to inspire us both in patterns and colours
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
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 :)
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.
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.
Wish I had won in the lotteryAll 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