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Monday, May 2, 2016

Off we go aquilting............

Well maybe not quilting but quilt shop hopping. Not a real shop hop, we did our own. My friend Nancy was able to come up for the weekend. She is the one who moved down to Mt Pleasant to be with her family. I am sure that is a natural phenomenen as we get older. Well at least she is only a couple of hours away. She stayed with Edna. I would love to have her stay here, trouble is, with having Tristen and 4 poodles and two cats she is better off with Edna, they can do stuff together. Edna really misses her they used to do a lot together before she moved. Anyway we were able to get Barb to come as well so it was the four of us set out on our quilt shop adventure. Edna always drives. I always give her money for gas to fill up the car. Fair trade I think as I don't know the roads and would never want to drive that far. We headed up via Grayling to Alpena via Hillman.
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I didn't buy much but it was fun. I did, naturally find a few bits. The shop in Hillman has such great prices.I bought some backing fabric that will do at least two lap quilts. The only other bits I got were for making totes and bags.
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Edna had fun and Barb was really naughty. LOL for once it was not me. Nancy can never quite make up her mind.
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We stopped for a picnic before the last couple of shops. We didn't have the time being as we went to far to stop at a restaraunt. I always enjoy eating out but a picnic was good.
I have no idea where we stopped for the picnic but we were hungry by then.
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Yes there I am, had to get a picture of me so you could know I was there.
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We finished up our day and went home tired out and pleased with the day of good companionship and catching up on our lives.
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NanaDiana said...

How wonderful to have friends to spend a day with, Janice. That is one thing I have missed these last few months. I have been alone too much and miss the companionship of women friends.
I hope you have a wonderful day- so glad you got out for a bit of fun. xo Diana

LV said...

I am not a quilt maker, but do have many. Vintage and new. This is definitely an outing I would enjoy.

Magic Love Crow said...

What a fun day Janice! I loved the pictures! The picnic lunch was perfect too! Hugs!