Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Break Vacation Shop Hop - Day 3

We went to Colorado for spring break this year, specifically we stayed in Salida, Colorado and skied Monarch Mountain. My family skied - I tried it the first year - didn't really like it - while they ski - I shop. I searched the web for quilt shops nearby Salida and found 5 shops! The family ski's for 3 days, therefore my schedule was to visit 5 shops in 3 days. A couple of the shops were about an hour drive away. The scenery is so beautiful, I didn't mind the drive.

Today's post is about day 3 of my vacation shop hopping. You can read about day 1 here and day 2 here.

I drove to Westcliffe, CO, which is about an hour drive south east of Salida. Westcliffe is located at the base of the Sangre De Cristos mountains which is Spanish for 'Blood of Christ'. The elevation is 7,888 ft. above sea level.

This was my view on the drive of the Sangre De Cristos mountains! Just gorgeous!


I visited one quilt shop in Westcliffe, Grammie Tammie's "The Wet Mountain Quilt Shop". They have a website, be sure to visit them when you have time.


Grammie Tammie's has a great selection of pre-cuts, rulers and sewing notions.


Lots of beautiful bolts of fabric and fat quarters too.



A lot of wall inspiration. There were many more but I didn't want to make the post too long!


Grammie Tammie's has 2 longarms, pretty pink butterflies were loaded on one of the machines.



I purchased this Glamping fabric and pattern. I'll fussy cut the novelty fabric for the center of the snowball block and use the green fabric for the light background in the pattern, the red bird fabric for the darker background, and the grey for the binding and backing. It will be a fun summer wall hanging!


Thanks for stopping by! It was a great vacation, I got to do what I like, my family enjoyed what they liked and we were still all together! You can read about day 1 here and day 2 here.

Blessings,
Gina

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Break Vacation Shop Hop - Day 2

We went to Colorado for spring break this year, specifically we stayed in Salida, Colorado and skied Monarch Mountain. My family skied - I tried it the first year - didn't really like it - while they ski - I shop. I searched the web for quilt shops nearby Salida and found 5 shops! The family ski's for 3 days, therefore my schedule was to visit 5 shops in 3 days. A couple of the shops were about an hour drive away. The scenery is so beautiful, I didn't mind the drive.

Today's post is about day 2 of my vacation shop hopping. Click here to read about day 1.

There are two shops that I visited in Canon City, Colorado. Canon City is a little more than an hour drive east of Salida and it's like driving through a canyon to get there. One of the attractions is the Royal Gorge Bridge and the city elevation is 5,300 feet above sea level.

The scenery driving to Canon City is quite different than driving to Buena Vista on day 1 of my shop hop. The road follows the Arkansas river on one side and there are rocky cliffs on the other side, with those signs that say watch for falling rock.



The drive to Canon City, CO from Salida. 


The Arkansas River between Canon City and Salida


My first stop was to First Stitches. They have a website, please visit them when you have time. 




They offered plenty of pretty fabric selections, sewing supplies, books, patterns and machines as well.


Look at that beautiful inspiration on the walls!




I purchased these pretty fat quarters at First Stitches.

My next stop was to The Creative Cloth Closet. They don't have a website otherwise I would link you to them.


They provide a lot of fabric selections, books and patterns, die cuts and quilt rulers. I was fortunate to visit The Creative Cloth Closet the last time we vacationed in Colorado.



Oh so much eye candy!


More inspiration on the wall!


I purchased these lovely fat quarters and the small flying geese ruler from Quilt In a Day.


Thanks for stopping by. It was a great vacation, I got to do what I like, my family enjoyed what they liked and we were still all together! You can read about day 1 here and day 3 here.

Blessings,
Gina