We will be finishing up with the remaining five northern shops from Tillamook to Astoria tomorrow. I don't know if we'll head straight to Astoria and finish in Tillamook - at Jane's, one of my all-time favorite shops - or if we'll begin at Jane's and hit the others as we travel north, then making haste in returning home.
Now, on to the photos (the number with each photo is the order in which we stopped at that shop):
|(1) This is the 'passport' that we dare not lose nor forget to have stamped! It needs all the stamps from all the stores to be eligible for all the prizes.|
|(9) The FQ is the Challenge fabric from this store. They also gave out the hem guide. My fabric purchases (other than the Challenge) had a theme of sorts. I tried to stick with Jacobean prints, or prints that would mix well with them.|
|(9) You can see by the time stamp, I checked out of this store just over three minutes before closing...we were racing to get this store out of the way so we'd have fewer to do this next Saturday (tomorrow).|
|(8) The store in Brookings provided everyone with a reusable cloth bag for their purchases.|
|(7) Loved the two Jacobean prints here, especially the white/gray one. That very colorful, large scale is the Challenge FQ. It's a Bethany Reynolds Stack-N-Whack fabric. The candies were gifted by the store.|
|(3) The chevron FQ is for the Challenge. The other was as close as I could find to a Jacobean print at this store, and it's a neutral. There's also the paisley/Jacobean white tonal that almost got lost in this picture.|
|(4) Hmmm, another auto-rotated photo :/ OK, so the blue and the gold aren't Jacobean but I just fell in love with the line! The gray/black is Jacobean, and the turquoise with chain-link rows is the Challenge FQ.|
There you have it. It doesn't look like I was going overboard, but by the time you add in meals, and a motel room, and gas contributions to the driver, it does add up. Now I'll need to see how to 'justify' the expense of quilt camp again in July. I figure this might be my one and only opportunity to do a quilt run/shop hop of this magnitude, so I'm enjoying and not really fretting too much about the expenses. It's most definitely mental therapy, and I had the company of three lovely ladies. What more could I ask? It was a great time, and we have one more day together to finish the run, and this time the weather is supposed to be a bit better too.
My next post, hopefully will be with Sunday's stash report....and on time!