Saturday, November 17, 2012

Guilt Free Shopping!


First I want to show you the wonderful fabric, that I won from Evonne of The Clothesline Quilter, Jo Morton's reproduction fabric. I love the colors and they will be saved to go into my bed quilt. I plan on spending time this year on finishing and making things for me and one will be a nice quilt for my bed. This was part of the 100 blocks tour and I didn't win the magazine, but second prize, I think I made out, lol.


Today was a me day, for an early Birthday treat. My husband took me to Whispering Hill Farms, Rug hooking store. I love shopping there, love to walk around her rooms and see all of the wonderful antiques and rugs, which she has on the floors and displayed in all the rooms.

You find them in the kitchen, yes you can walk into her kitchen and use her bathroom, it is a store where visitors are treated like friends and family. Even the pup has his own rug to rest on.


Rugs line the walls, Donna is an avid antique collector and has some beautiful antique rugs.



Visitors can sit and hook, a great place to create and chat. You never have to worry about running out of wool, there is plenty, lining the shelves and cubbies.


And a cozy nook to enjoy a quiet moment or a bit of sun.


I have been rug hooking for years and have extra equipment that I don't need, so I took my puritan frame and bliss cutter and she bought them from me. Donna also buys and sells used equipment and have an extensive collection of antique and out of print books. The great thing is, no guilt shopping, I used this money to pay for my wool;)

I was looking for white and lights for snowmen, and found some nice wool off the bolt and some beautiful dyed pieces that will be nice to mix up with the other whites. Lots of beautiful wools and some pieces to use in penny rugs. And a first for me, I have never bought hand dyed wool, I have always done my own, but it was time to treat myself;)


On the way home we took the scenic route and I had to stop at an antique consignment on the way. It was a wonderful shop and they even had a book rack, and look what I found! I love the angel in this book, that will be fun to do for my daughter. It is in Heart Warmings from Pieces from my Heart. And a
Kansas Troubles book, only 2 dollars each, nice find.


The trip to Donna's Shop is well worth a trip, if you are in the area. Wonderful place to shop and beautiful drives along the scenic routes. I lost track of how many churches we passed, but this one is my favorite, love the green shades and the style.


20 comments:

paulette said...

Thanks for taking us along!! Love the shop! And your win and your wool...icing on the cake!! Happy Birthday!!
P

marie said...

I have 3 of the Jo fabric in my stash, they are good ones. Donna's shop is awesome. What a haul you made on the wool--am jealous.

Fiona said...

ooooh... what a great place to go and always so nice to do a bit of guilt free shopping.. sounds like a good trade!
Hugz

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Love all your wool Debbie!! Congrats on your win!
I'd definitely say you made a great trade!!
Happy Birthday!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
Sounds like a perfect day. Happy Birthday to you!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Karen said...

I will never get to the shop but it looks wonderful! Plaid wools have been hard to find for me. I spied some in your photos.

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Happy Birthday Debbie...hope you enjoy your day!! Loved the little shop tours. hugs Susan

Karin said...

It sounds like a perfect way to spend your birthday! your pictures are so beautiful I sit here and wish I had the priviledge of visiting that cosy shop! But alas, I sit in Cape Town South Africa.....

cucki said...

Happy birthday dear
Lovely stash
The church is so beautiful...
Big hugs x

Barbara said...

That shop looks wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Happy "me" day. We all need one of those from time to time. I love wool too and have hooked in the past. That shop looks wonderful.

moosecraft said...

Wow! What a great birthday trip... and you have some real gorgeous gifts there! The church looks right out of a Christmas story.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

What a fun birthday event! Your husband is a sweet man to do a trip like that for you and with you! Love that wool shop. I have never been to a shop like that...how fun! You said that was an early bday trip, so happy upcoming birthday soon! PS...you are one of the luckiest bloggers around! Always posting something you have won!! Luck gal!

kelley said...

looks like the perfect way to spend the day...better even that you turned some unused hooking supplies in to wool...

that angel pattern is going to make up great with your special touches!

HomeSpunPrims said...

A great post Debbie! So full of fun things. Love the Jo Morton fabrics and the wool you bought. What a neat place to visit! Also love the picture of the church. Have fun creating for your home this winter. Hugs, Lori

appleberrycottage said...

I finally get to see her shop! I've ordered some rug hooking items over the phone from Donna. Glad you enjoyed your day.
Laura

jill said...

One day soon I hope, I will learn to finally make a hook rug. I love the simple, primitive designs.

blessings, jill

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your win. really pretty fabrics.
I wish we had a rug hooking store around here. Sounds like you had a fun early birthday.
Love that photo of the church. Looks like something from an old vintage postcard.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Anna said...

What a fantastic day!!! Send me your snail mail!

Beckyjean said...

Sounds like a wonderful day out. Love your Jo fabrics.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky