Monday, July 09, 2012

Tour de Fibre = Tour de Vitamin Q

Day 9:

What to do on a rainy day?  Going on a quilt trip with good friends.  We started to drive early this morning, and we knew exactly where to go to find vitamin Q.  Want to join us on our quilt trip?

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Of course I had to stitch a little bit in the backseat of the car.

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And the other two where knitting  and doing som EEP.

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First stop was at Lappemakeriet.  Love this shop and I found some treasures here.

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And there we met Hanne. She wanted to join us on the rest of our quilt trip this day.

At Lappemakeriet there was a small exhibition by a longarmquilter called Anne Rønningen. 

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Next stop was Kathrines Quiltestue.

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It is a wonderful quiltshop with a lot of fabrics of my choice. 
Found even more treasures here.

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And so did the other ladies too LOL

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Feels SO GOOD to walk around in the quiltshop Play with colours, finding treasures, get inspired……………..just being there is a lot of vitamin Q and I really needed it now.

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In this shop there is a lot of beautiful quilts on the walls.

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This is one of my favorite quiltshops, and I know I will be back soon.  My DD and DS is now both living in Oslo, and I know which bus to take to visit this shop.

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We also visited Stoff og Stil (another fabric shop) and Ikea, but no photos here. 

Do you want to see my buyings. 
I am so happy with all my treasures. 

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My buyings at Lappemakeriet. The two fabric on the top is for a secret project. And I look forward to try the EEP for a 10 inch dresden plate.

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And by buyings at Kathrines Quiltestue.  So happy I found that linen to the left.  Will be perfect background for some tablerunners and pillows. I was doing a happy dance when I found my favorite red fabric.  The red one with dots on.  And of course more backgrounds for stitchery. 

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Finally my buyings at Stoff og Stil.  Found a lovely linen with roses on (the one in the middle) that will be perfect as backing for some pillows I am going to make.  The one to the left is going to be a pillow for my DD.

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Hanne had brought me the thread she had bought for me some weeks ago. Love this thread and now I have a lot of colours to play with.

This has been a wonderful day together with good friends.

Saying for today:

A good friend knows all your best stories.
A best friend has lived them with you.

17 comments:

Hanne said...

Thanks for a lovely day!
I am glad you like the thread :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

wow I would have to be the drive as I can't sew in the car..........thanks for sharing all the pics.......beautiful inspiration.........

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Ser ut som dere hadde en alle tiders dag:-)

Susan said...

Wish I could have been with you. Those stores look amazing. And your purchases are just what I would have chosen.

STEINKJERRINGA said...

Det var litt av en tur! Trur kje æ tør å pakk ut alt som æ har kjøpt på strekningen tur-retur Oslo -Grimstad. Resten av strekningen for vi heldigvis med fly!

Elin said...

For ein fantastisk dag!!

Radka said...

I always enjoy your trips, thank you for taking me with you :-), but it was cheaper for me, LOL!
You have some great shops there!

Emma said...

I'm always surprised by the consistency of the muted (but beautiful) palette in Scandinavian quilts and quilt shops! Australian palettes especially are more varied, but tend towards brighter, more saturated colours.

quiltygal said...

Oh what a lovely post feel as if I was with you all the way but with no purchases :(....maybe one day I will come to Norway & we will go on a road trip :)mm

Ulla said...

Great places to visit in good company! Your finds look very nice. I loved the red cabin quilt made after a photo!

Käranån said...

Vilken underbar vitamin Q-resa ni har gjort och vilka fina skatter du hittade! Ha det så roligt med dina vackra tyger och sytillbehör!

TLC said...

Thank you for taking us along on your stash enhancement excursion. What a fun day.

My Life and Quilting on the Cape said...

Hi May... What a wonderful way to spend on a rainey day... With friends and Quilt shops... I just love your finds ... Thanks for sharring your trip with us... Hugs :)

Becky said...

What a lovely adventure. I love the goodies that you found and look forward to seeing what you make with them.

Nancy Scott, Nigeria said...

Cor blimey mate.... you've gotta lot of time on your hands and loads of dosh to spend!

Linda C said...

What a wonderful day you shared with friends and with us. l see my friend Randi behind the counter at Lappemakeriet.

LuAnn said...

It looks like a wonderful day. I would be surprised if I had not seen Hanne there; I know she enjoys a good quilt adventure.

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