Friday, November 2, 2012

Tripping the Quilt Shops Fantastic!

It started out a bit dodgy. Angela flew on a different airline from Karen and me, and our flight was delayed! It was all good though. We got to chat with Donny Brandon, our Michael Miller rep, who was on our flight! We finally got into the air, landed and found Angela waiting for us in the car rental section of Houston-Hobby. We hopped the shuttle to the car rental, packed ourselves into the little red rental car and took off for parts unknown- aka quilt shops in Houston!

The first shop we saw was Tea Time Quilts. This is not Tea Time Quilts, this is the house across the street which caught my eye. Mostly because it had a sign out front that read "New Construction". I highly doubt that. Really.

This is Tea Time Quilting.  It's a cute shop that is tucked up in behind a flower shop, owned by the same people. It's a cute little place, full  of big ole Texas charm!

We all loved this Texas quilt! How fun is that?

I think we all picked up a little treat and then headed off to Lola for lunch. It was delicious! Such a neat place, too. It had lots of industrial elements that played nicely with the very highly-polished shuffleboard counters! Cool.

With our tummies full, we drove to The Hen House in Spring, an adorable shop that was decorated with all things chicken related. Coops, nesting boxes, feeders- lots of really fun things.

Loved all of these patriotic samples. Three cheers for the red, white and blue!

Our thanks to the shop owner, Stephanie, for allowing us to take a few photos. She was the sweetest girl and so helpful! (And also her trusty sidekick, Rayma, pictyured here.)

Who wouldn't want to pick a quilt kit out of a vintage nest box? It's like gathering eggs for breakfast. Soft, comfy, quilty eggs.

So, Angela and I both took a deep breath when we turned the corner and found that they also carry yarn! Skein after skein after skein of woolly lusciousness! It was heaven- the best of both worlds!

Our next stop was at Quilter's Crossing. It's a darling shop located in a little "Main Street" type area in Tomball. We loved it!

It felt like home walking into the batik room. The whole shop, while not very big in size, was full of fun and the friendliest shop owner, Deb. She was awesome!

This is the brickwork leading to the classroom, which is located behind the shop. Who wouldn't want to go and spend some time there? Such a nice setting.

Hope  you enjoyed this little virtual shop hop! If you ever get to the Houston area, be sure to stop by and visit them for yourself. You will be glad that you did!

Once we finished poking about the shops we headed to our hotel but not before making a Target run to stock up on snacks and water for market. Ya gotta love Target!

Next up- Schoolhouse, it's a blast!

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