Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving in Michigan

I'm back in Atlanta after spending Tuesday through Saturday in Michigan visiting my family for Thanksgiving. I missed most of the ATL airport madness by going then instead of Wednesday-Sunday and I had today to catch up and do laundry. I had a great time and was really busy trying to see everyone and do everything in a few days.

Some of the highlights were:
1. seeing my parents, brother, sister-in-law, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who I haven't seen in a year
2. eating too much great food (thanks Mom for all the pies!!!)
3. getting up at dark-thirty to go shopping on Friday (a family tradition) and getting most of my shopping done and presents wrapped so I don't have to mail them!
4. enjoying 3-4 inches of snow

5. going to my favorite quilt shops
6. playing with Shiloh (my parents' Alaskan Malamute)
and Jack (my brother's Siberian Husky)

I know my quilty friends want a detailed report of the quilt shop hopping. One of the best quilt shops in Michigan is Mabelena's. Unfortunately, they don't have a website or blog so you can't see all the great stuff for yourself--just trust me, it's awesome! The owner, Brenda, is the sweetest and always remembers me even though I visit only once or twice a year. This is what I bought at Mabelena's
some Civil War fabric I actually don't have yet...
along with 4 yards of Duck cloth (a light canvas) for lining purses (I like this better than stiffer lining).
Another one of my favorite shops is Guildcrafters (they do have a blog). This shop has a wide variety of fabric and lots of kits and samples. I picked up some charm squares, a pattern, a cool neutral,
and some Amy Butler fabric to make into a purse. We went to two other quilt shops (Linda's and Canterbury Village Quilt Shop) but I didn't buy anything at those. We didn't make it to my other favorite shop, Lake Street Mercantile. Maybe next time.
Today, I have been sewing on Xmas gifts. Do you realize tomorrow is December???!!!????!!!??? Better get busy!


Carol said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving week with family!

Karin said...

Glad your back safe and your stuff. Amy Butler is Krissy's favorite. She has the rows done on her first quilt

Michelle said...

Sounds like a perfect, pies, shopping and quilt stores!! What more could you ask for? LOL

Brenda said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip.

Mary said...

We were in the Atl area just before Thanksgiving too and flew home on Wednesday - maybe we passed in the airport.

It's been in the teens and low 20's here but I know it can feel cold in Atl at 40 especially if it's damp too.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Any holidy that includes some quilt fabric shopping is a good one!! Love you new AMy Butler fabric - just gorgeous!