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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shop hop and meeting with Cyndi...

I just returned from a three day shop hop bus trip to Ohio. We shopped at the following shops on the way.

Jackman's Fabrics – in St. Louis

Quilted Garden- Edwardsville, Ill

These are all in the Columbus area:

Red Rooster, Quilt Beginnings, North; QuiltTrends; Glass Thimble; Sew to Speak; Quilt Beginnings, East and Always in Stitches - .

Quilts Plus, Indianapolis ( on the way back home).

I think the 33 shoppers on the bus helped out the local economy in Columbus, especially the quilt shops.

All the shops greeted us and had treats for us. However the best part of my trip was that I met up with Cyndi from bluebirdswing.blogspot.com at Quilt Trends and then she followed the bus to two more shops before she needed to head home. We had a nice visit and had a friendly chat.

Cyndi had a nice surprise for me. She made me one of her lovely handbags just for me using "Hello Betty" fabric. Now just how special was that. She included some lovely smell good items inside the bag. .

One more picture.  Now just how clever is this? 


Made if home safe and tired last night.



  1. What a trip!!!! Bet it was fun, though.

  2. How fun! You guys look like you had a terrific time! The bag Cyndi made is terrific!

  3. Lucky, Betty ! ! ! ! !
    wish I was there


  4. Hi Betty! I enjoyed our visit soooo much! It was a lot of fun and I am really happy that we had the chance to meet in person. I just wish that I looked better in photos! :o( Aw well.... it is what it is! :o)



  5. Looks and sounds like you had a fantastic time. How great to meet an Internet Friend. And another great bag from Cyndi--lucky you. Can't wait to see it.

  6. Wow, that sounds like some trip...love quilt store hopping in person the most! I look forward to meeting Cyndi one day also; what a lovely gift.


  7. Glad to hear that you had a great time and a nice visit with your Blog friend, Cyndi. Lots of great memories!