|Scrappy T Blocks - Love the green backing - hand quilted|
We hit the road a few days before seminar so we had plenty of time to leave the beaten path.
We couldn't resist Ogallala, Nebraska.
Let's just say we found a few things there...and got back on the road again.
|Special Lily - I should have bought it|
We stopped in a couple North Platte antique shops. We admired this Prim Lily, it will probably haunt me forever!
It was really hard to leave this one behind.
Note the little side sprouts on the stem and the pink buds. Love the little star alternate blocks.
We gave it one last hug, checked out and hit the road again.
|Love the use of fabrics|
We went to Saint Paul, NE and admired the brick paved main street. Of course, The Brick Street Antique Mall was a must stop.
We had lunch at the local diner (after putting our shopping in the car) and split the lunch special.
You can justify homemade blueberry pie ala mode when you split lunch, right?
They also had the local auctions listed on a bulletin board - oh the trouble we could find with a longer stay.
There were more stops to make so back on the road we went. By this point we were laughing so hard about our adventures we didn't want the day to end.
We stayed over night in Grand Island.
The next day was set aside for 3rd Street.
Shop after shop....we lost hours shopping.
I got this charm quilt.
Hundreds of fabrics - no repeats.
By this time we had the car pretty full. Someplace I have a picture taken from the front seat showing the bags filling the back seat. Yes, we passed up many great things and look forward to going back.
|A little charm detail|
This charm quilt will keep me busy for a long time checking out all of the fabrics.
Something like 500 prints.
Bound with the backing rolled to the front and machine stitched down.
Each charm is hand quilted outlining the blocks.
Very random color placement.
Quite a few neon prints.
There are a few treasures I'm not sharing and I don't have pictures of what my friend bought. What happens in Nebraska stays in Nebraska - Right?
My most exciting find was this old tape loom.
The dealer had it labeled "What Is It?"
I have big plans for this so stay tuned.
Thanks for following this brief summary of our road trip. It was great fun and I look forward to more great discoveries on future trips.
Don't you think getting there is half the fun?