Marie, a blog lurker, requested a few pictures of our drive through the Canadian Rockies....well Marie, cooking isn't the only thing that I suck at! Picture taking is another one of the many skills that I lack in...but these are for you!
And of course there were lots of tunnels to let cars pass through mountains safely!
In and out...
OK...enough of the scenery...magnificent as it was....WE need to stretch our legs! (*wink*wink*) First stop was Katja's Quilt Shoppe in Kamloops, BC!
Katja Matek (owner of the shop) has become a world famous author...her new book was in the window of her shop...you probably recognize it...New Hexagon! I know it hit Blogland by storm and you can see many of her quilts/blocks on Instagram!
AND just look at this Hexagon 'station'! EVERYTHING to make these blocks without having to cut out your own paper templates! Yup, the lucky quilters who live in Kamloops, get to visit this shop all the time!
There were two Block of the Months on the go...this is the Splendid Sampler Quilt that you find HERE...offered in Blogland by Pat Sloan.
Christmas Gift Bags to make! It's never too early....
This looks familiar... this block is from the Splendid Sampler Block that Pat Sloan offered! Designers donated block samplers and this was Katja's creation....one of my favourites!! Even more beautiful in 'real life'! You can get a copy of the pattern to make this block HERE!
Yup, a gorgeous shop! Now aren't you glad that you needed to stretch those legs!;o)
The wonderful thing about this shop is that it's right on the highway! You just pull off the road and you are there! Hubby can walk the dog and grab a coffee and I can 'stretch those legs'! Hey, it works for ME! :o))
So ends the first Quilt Shop tour! I hope you enjoyed Katja's as much as I did! Such a lovely shop with a welcoming, helpful and friendly staff!
Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quilting!~P