Friday, April 23, 2010

Homeward Bound…

Well we are heading home…tonight we are staying at a KOA camp that could easily be the setting for a Stephen King novel…dark and gloomy with lots of fir trees and hardly any other campers…. Creepy…but the good news is..we are just outside of Portland, Oregon which means we should be home tomorrow!  Whooopteeedoooo!!  It’s great to go on a holiday and leave Winter behind…BUT there is NOTHING like going home!

I did lots of stitching today…working on the Baskets of Life blocks by JAM (JoAnn from Wool Crazy fame..) It’s a good thing that it’s suppose to look primitive because my stitches are all over the place!!  The road was SO bumpy!  Get ‘er done is my motto…here’s a peak…


See~ there are three stems without flowers…this is where I will appliqué three woollen stars.

Also I HAVE to show you my LAST quilt shop of this year’s Snowbirding trip… all good thing must come to an end!!  The LUCKY quilters of Salt Lake have got two award winning shops…both voted in the top 10!!  Material Girls Quilting was featured in Quilt Sampler Spring /Summer 2008!  I was lucky enough to pop in for a quick visit on our last day in Salt Lake City.  I was only able to get a few shots at the entrance to the shop but I think you get the idea!P1070565

There was an overload to the senses walking into this shop.  So much to see..I loved all the baby can see some of them in the picture below.

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The quilter’s economy is going strong…look at how busy this shop is…at first I thought there must be a sale happening..but no…just a lot of quilting happening in Salt Lake City!


Salt Lake City and area have an abundance of Quilt shops…the Quilter’s Haven and Material Girls Quilting being just two of them!

So that’s it for this Snow birder's Shop Hop for 2010!  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did?  Do you have any favourites?  I know I do..!  Who knows.. you might just get to visit some of these wonderful shops!

Have a fun Friday and Happy Quilting!!


  1. I have really enjoyed visiting all these places with you over the last few months. Mesmerised by them all, can't remember one in particular. Have a safe trip home.

  2. Basket looks wonderful! I've enjoyed your adventures, safe travels home!!

  3. I love going away and coming home, always makes being home, so much better. Your new stitchery looks great and the wool will be a nice touch.


  4. Hey P,
    We were camping once at one in Missouri and the only ones there when a motorcycle gang pulled in,,We thought, oh no but they were the nicest people..Loved the quilt shop and your stitchery is nice..There are so many bloggers that I know from Utah, they are awesome quilters..
    Hugs and safe trip home.

  5. What an amazing trip you have had! And so many great Q shops! Welcome home!

  6. It's always nice to get back home. Thanks for sharing your adventures, have a safe trip back today!

  7. I have loved your Snow Birds Shop Hop for 2010!!!! Happy Trails Home to BC.

  8. Via con dios, Paulette.

    I'd love to be there when you start to unpack the fifth wheel. Maybe you can open up a quilt shop in your driveway!

  9. It's sure nice to see busy quilt shops. I hope the ones here at home can survive! Travel safe on your last home stretch. The flower basket is a sweet hoop-ful for sure!

  10. You have shown us an amazing number of quilt shops! Your new stitching project looks very nice.

  11. Ah Paulette ....
    It's over, it's really over!
    I found your blog at the start of your trip and you are living the life I hope for, including beautiful Victoria!
    Thanks for the pictures, I loved all your postings and your wonderful stitching!
    Leslie Legros

  12. Love your little stitchery, Paulette - and wow another winner of a quilt shop!