Friday, September 13, 2013

What a great day it has been.....

even though the sun isn't shining and it's rained most of the day.  Temperature is way down from the 90's we had at the beginning of the week to the 50's and 60's.  But...I got to spend time with two friends AND we went to one of our favorite local quilt shops!

Went to O'Susannah's Quilts & Gifts today for the unveiling of the new Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine which features our favorite LQS, O'Susannah's in this month's issue as one of the country's Top Ten Shops.. 

 Forgot to take a picture of the line out front this morning, waiting for the door to open, but it stretched from the shop door back to the corner when we got there at 9:50 am.

I was lucky today.  Not only did I receive a free tote bag with pencil, note pad, magnetic mini ruler, and lovely FQ inside, but I purchased a yard of brown fabric (one of my least fav colors) for some Autumn projects and when it was cut, they tooted a horn and I got an extra yard of that fabric for free!  How great is that!

Jeanne (who runs our monthly Quilt Club and BOM was giving out prizes every so often for lots of silly things, like who has a tattoo?  Who has plaid underwear on?  Who traveled the farthest? (A group of gals came from 200 miles away just for today's party.  That shows how popular O'Susannah's is.)  Lots of fun and prizes today.

Poor Sue got put to work signing everyone's magazines.    Guess she didn't expect us  to want her to autograph them; what was she thinking????    She'll have sore fingers by tonight, lol.

Refreshments and boxes for the raffle prizes being given out were in the classroom and I cornered poor Jeanne there and made her sign my magazines, too.  After all, she and Sue both wrote and made up the pattern and quilt they had featured in the magazine.  And a lovely Christmas quilt it is, too.  They have kits available in the store and info on ordering is in the magazine.  Hmmm, something more to add to my bucket list.

Here's a few pics I took before my camera battery died.  They'll give you an idea of what a lovely shop it is.
Sue (in purple) giving out the first magazine from the box

Jeanne with her door prizes.

2013 Quilt Club BOM

Snowmen A to Z Stitchery Club BOM
Wilma manning the cutting table
Donna G checking out

Now that I've had my fun for the day, it's time to get back to work and get some laundry done.  Next week is going to be just as busy as this one.  So until next time......

Happy quilting from Sharon and the marmalade kitties, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash


Northern Deb said...

Looks like a fun day and I love the idea of the horn tooting and getting an extra yard of fabric! WOW! Nice prize :)

Lynda said...

Looks like a great shop and such fun to spend time doing quilty things with quilty friends. I always have such fun.....even if I don't break the bank shopping. Love that quilt on the wall behind Wilma.