The owners of the shop have decided to retire...and as much as I am sad about the shop closing, I am happy for them because retirement is out of this world FUN!! Imagine pouring your morning coffee...and not having to think about rushing out the door to work....YOU get to play all day IF YOU WANT TO...and that happens EVERY DAY!! How could I begrudge that to anyone?! So I wish Kathy and Sharon (and her hubby) well and thank them for my many visits!
|Meet Kathy...she was there to greet me and give me the royal treatment! Happy retirement, Kathy!|
I consider myself very fortunate to have visited this shop six times...and once at Christmas!! Talk about mind blowing experiences!! What a shop it was! One of the best quilt shops on the PLANET!! And I am sincere when I say that! I remember THAT FEELING upon entry to that shop...you know...when your heart beats so fast that you think you may be having 'the big one' but then realize that you don't REALLY care because you would be 'going out' happy...clutching that sweet bundle of wool and stack of patterns! haha Yup...it was here that I discovered Cheri Payne, JoAnn Mullaly and Kathy Cardiff!! All designers extraordinaire!! To see their quilts hanging was such a THRILL! I even got to meet JoAnn and Kathy! What a thrill THAT was!
|Here's a little sampling...the table as I entered the shop!! Oh my...|
|Wools and every thread imaginable!! And LOOK at the Kathy Cardiff patterns at the top of the picture!! SWOON!|
I was lucky enough to take my woolie friends Glynis, Claire, Sandy and Barb...and they all agreed that it was THE BEST shop EVER!
If you aren't familiar with the Country Loft Quilt Shop then you need to visit...through my pictures!! Seriously there is nothing like it....
Go HERE to see my first visit to Country Loft...and meet JoAnn!!
Go HERE and Here to experience 'my first time'! Yes, it took me two days of blogging...to describe the experience...it was THAT good!!
My LAST visit is HERE...but be prepared for the UGLY CRY at the end...
If you want to experience my other other visits..(and they were equally as good)...then just go to the SEARCH BOX on the right hand of my Side BAR (bottom of the page) and type in 'The Country Loft'...but first pour yourself a coffee! You will be there for a good section of the day! Let's hope that you are retired because you will be late for work if you're not!!
SO HAPPY RETIREMENT, SHARON AND KATHY AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HELPED TO MAKE THIS SHOP SUCH A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! I know that this Canadian Snowbird will never EVER forget it...Ok...now comes the UGLY CRY...
Seriously...it's a happy cry! It really is....
Have a Wicked Wednesday and Happy Stitching!~P
PS...I wonder if their on-line shop will remain open? There maybe hope...Check it out HERE! But better order NOW...you never know...they might really like this retirement gig!