Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day-- Gifts from Traverse City

We Went to Traverse City a week ago to visit Eric.  Don and Eric took me to the Quilt-n-Bee Quilt Shop.  I gave them the complete quilt shop tour and they were patient and now could probably give tours as well.

I had coupons for free fat quarters.  I show the guys Field Notes, the newest line from Blackbird designs.  They learned about the luxury of having a fat quarter from an entire line of fabric and how fabrics have designers.  They learned about different sewing machines and threads and stay completely focused the entire time.  They insisted once that I get the Field Notes and I wasn't about to talk them out of it....

I got my Mom and I matching spatulas-- just because.....They were cute, no more no less. We marveled at the Meijer store this came from. Eric didn't get it,Even worried a little,  but it was different that stores at home...

We had so much fun there I continue to say that's where I want to retire one day.  But Don reminds me it's because we vacation there.  If you lived there every day-- it would be different.  It is an expensive place to live.

Every day should be a vacation day, right?!?!? Oh well, Off to work-- Happy Monday.


7 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

What fun treasures. Glad you had a nice get-away.

Sue said...

Well we plan to retire there one day! Wait! You don't have Meijer stores in the U.P., do you?! This just dawned on me! LOVE Meijer!!

Love the Field Notes stack and had to buy the stack myself when it came out. I love everything Blackbird Designs! Delightful!!

Your guys are good :)

Karen said...

I don't think my husband would enjoy a tour of a quilt shop. He usually will drop me off and come back for me in a bit. Somehow he manages to show up about the time I am paying for my purchases and sees the amount. LOL! He does not complain. Thank goodness.

I suppose you work at a place that does not give President's Day off since you were heading to work. Oh, how I loved the day off when I was still working.

Kindred Quilts said...

I have always heard that Traverse City is a wonderful area... you found some great shopping treasures! Retirement? I'm dreaming about it just like you! As long as there's a quilt shop close by, we should be good where ever retirement takes us!

Muddling Through said...

You have a very good family, Melanie! I'd keep them. :) Can't wait to see the loveliness you create with your new batch of fat quarters.

Carol said...

What a wonderful, wonderful day! Glad you had tons of fun!

Carrie P. said...

Field notes is one of my favorites lines. I haven't gotten any yet but I plan to.