2017's Word of the Year

2017 word of the year- Enjoy- I will strive to relax and enjoy life more in 2017. My goal is not to get stressed about little details but to enjoy the things that God has given me, big and small.

Thursday, March 30

Shop Hop- Day 4

 First stop was Hastings where we used to live. The store had moved and was quite a bit bigger than it used to be. They also had a huge selection of beads for people who are into that. :)

 I thought these Christmas trees were cute. What a great way to get rid of small scraps!

 Lots of fun small projects which I love because I can actually get them done!




 I really loved this rainbow log house pattern.


 Some ideas to use the Nebraska fabrics


 The celestial fabrics were neat!

 This quilt is right inside the front door of Material Girl in Grand Island and WOW! What an impact with the bright colors. Material Girl has always been a favorite store of mine because they are not afraid to use color and they have so many to choose from.


 Cute kids patterns

 These were really cute!


 Anyone know what this pattern is called? I thought it was pretty cool.


 See what I mean about color?




 This quilt is made with the shop hop fabrics from a previous year.

 I really wanted the fabric on this pillow but they were sold out. I looked at the other stores but never saw this. So if anyone has some sitting on their shelf I would take a fat quarter!

 The Nebraska bandanna print was cute but I really loved this little purse pattern.




Calico Annie's was in Fullerton. I have to admit I didn't have very high hopes for this store because the rest of the town looked pretty dumpy. But I got a big surprise when I walked inside.


 Apparently this used to be a hardware store and they kept all the original bins and drawers. When you look at the pictures of the quilts, look behind them at the woodwork. Very nice!






This shop specializes in 30's fabrics and it just seemed to fit the store!






I really enjoyed this little shop in Fullerton and the owner was very nice. 


 These pictures were taken at a Betz's Little Shop in Newman Grove. Just a tiny little town with a very full shop. It was part antique mall, flea market, quilt store. A little bit cluttered for my taste and I'm glad the boys weren't with me that day but she had some really cute ideas such as the quilts made from old embroidered linens. I loved these!


Windmill sighting! Have I ever mentioned that I love windmills?

 The Nebraska fabrics in this wave pattern was eye catching.
This was a tiny little shop but they had several Featherweight sewing machines for sale so if you're looking for one go to Newman Grove. They also had a nice little cafe with a good lunch special and homemade pies!

 Where am I? I lost track. Oh wait, now I'm in Columbus!



 Love the colors!

 This store had a library like feeling to it. I found it very appealing.



 Second store in Columbus






Maybe I was just tired but this store in Seward did not appeal to me much at all.


Last store of the day was The Quilt Basket in York and they had some beautiful quilts on display. Apparently they have a different quilter showcase each month. They were lovely!











 This quilt was huge! It must have been for a king size bed. I loved the pattern.



This was a small quilt but one of my favorite of the day. 

I really enjoyed my day. My daughter kept the boys all day so I traveled halfway across the state listening to my audio book and checking off the stores on my list. It was a peaceful day and I think I could use them more often. By this time I had checked off 17 stores on my list of 31. I was determined that I was going to get to them all. 

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