The driver, Jay picked us up at Di's house at 8am. Here we are in front of the limo, everyone except Cheryl who was sadly ill. Dianne is the woman with her grandchild (who had to stay home). Sorry about the pic's, these are ones that were taken by my camera. Ellen's husband took really good pic's that Blogger wouldn't let me upload.
Here are some of us in the limo going to our first stop. The inside was really nice. We had way more room than we needed. We all brought snacks for the trip. Our first stop was in Ware, MA at Bushworkes. We got there just as the doors opened. I have no pictures because I was busy browsing and buying. The store had wonderful fibers and charts. We all really enjoyed this new shop. The second shop was Chris's Collection in Southwick, MA. Her shop is small but jam packed with everything you would need. Of all the shops, this was my favorite. She had alot of charts that were out of print, any fiber that you wanted and great accessories. I did get some OOP BBD designs, R&R chenille trim and a pair of scissors. We did stop for lunch after this stop because it was way after lunch. We got alot of looks at the subway. The last stop was Thistle Needleworks in Glastonbury, Conneticut. This was the largest shop with a wonderful selection of fabric and charts.
Here is Nataly and Ellen making a selection.
Dottie and Phyllis are checking out at Thistle. As you can see behind them, the store is very large, bright and cheerful.
Here is some of my haul. Okay, I did get much more than this picture shows. These are my fav's. Beautiful fabric, BBD OOP charts and a wonderul large BBD book with 12 designs, Dinky Dye silks, Vicky Clayton silks and some of the chenille. After a long ride back to Di's house, her husband bought us pizza and salad. A wonderul end to a great day. We can't thank Dianne and Carl enough for the greatest day of shop hopping, ever.
I have done some stitching and will post in a day or so. Until next time...Happy Stitching! Deborah