Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our 8 hour trip to New York!!

No not New York City, we spent the night in Fishkill New York, which is 60 minutes north of Manhatten.  DH was on a 'wishlist' speaker retrieval trip and I just happened to find a couple quilt shops to stop at on the way!

The first was Enchanted Mountain Quilting in Olean, New York.  It's 2.5 hours from our house and perfect place to stop for cookies and a restroom break.  While I checked out the fabrics my husband spoke with Betsy about their common home town of Castalia Ohio?  What a small world!!

First I found  this beautiful Serentity Gray by Red Rooster Fabrics.


Then I spotted this Beautiful Red Complements Embelishments by South Sea Imports.


The last thing I saw, was these Primitive Muslins by Moda, they looked like suede!

Primitive Gatherings

Then we got back in the van and continued on to Endicott for lunch then finally to Fishkill.

We checked into our Days Inn and then decided to go to the other quilt shop on my list.

The Quilt Basket in Wappingers Falls, New York

This shop has a great selection of fabrics, patterns and notions.  It was a little hard for me to make a selection with my DH following me around!  They had a number of totes displayed in the shop so I took the opportunity to purchase some Red 1" Webbing to use as straps on one of my next tote bags.  I also purchased the Large Twister tool.  I really had fun using the Lil' Twister to make this Christmas wreath wall hanging.


Yesterday we drove straight home so the van could be returned.

Today it's back to the sewing machine and a spring project to try and push away the snow and cold!!

1 comment:

Jayne said...

Love the fabrics you bought! How great of your DH to stop for quilt shops. Sometimes our guys don't like to stop, especially mine! His primary objective on any road trip is to make good time - the fewer stops the better!