Day 2 shop hop

Saturday was another rainy day but that wasn’t going to stop me.  I’m now actually enjoying driving.

My first stop today was Kelly Ann’s in Warrenton.  This wasn’t part of the shop hop.  I follow the shop in Instagram and liked their blog.  It seemed to be on my way – somewhat!  And I’m glad I went a bit out of my way – what a beautiful shop and what a quaint lovely little town.  My plastic card took some beating!

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From there on to the Quilting Adventures in Henrico.  Apparently they had just moved to this shop – another big bright shop with lots of quilting lovelies!

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The ladies at Quilting Adventures suggested that I take the back roads to get to the next stop so as to avoid the toll booths.  Well….I set my GPS to the next town and hoped that it would take me through the back roads – but of course it didn’t and I was on this huge freeway trying not to stress out – thank goodness for the lovely toll booth operators who were sooo helpful.  Arrived at another lovely quilt shop – Quilters Corner, Midlothian.  I’m running out of superlatives.  Friendly staff, beautiful fabric, bright and colourful shop.

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So I only had one shop to go on Sunday.  This was a long drive – over 2 hours on a wet and rainy Sunday.  Theads Run Thru It is located in a log cabin!  They had mostly batiks which is not something that I use – but I enjoyed the drive.

Threads Run Thru It - in a log cabin!
Threads Run Thru It – in a log cabin!
Batiks batiks and more batiks!!
Batiks batiks and more batiks!!

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I think I have enough fabric – and I haven’t yet got to Houston.  There will definitely be lots of parcels being posted back home.

PS – I got a phone call today to tell me that I’d won a prize!!!  Yeah………not sure what it is and will find out when I get a chance to visit one of the shops later in November.


  1. How Exciting to win a prize in Houston. Congratulations. Glad to see that you are having a great time and getting to know lots of quilt shops. Great photos,
    i almost feel that I am there with you!!

    1. Hi Lynne
      I should have been clearer about the prize. The prize I won is from the shop hop not Houston. I don’t think i could ever win a prize in Houston – the work that goes into making a prize winning quilt is not something that I am capable of.

      And thanks everyone else for your comments.


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