. . .unfortunately the days leading up to the 4th proved to be a bit ugly for many area people.
It was a beautiful day for a road trip. We loved the area leading up to Taylors Falls. The lakes were so pretty and peaceful!! And coming into Taylors Falls right along the river is always a great sight to see.
Once we crossed into Wisconsin we began looking for antique shops along our path.
Of course the window photographer didn't remember to continue to take pictures of our destinations much beyond this point. . . however you can find one of Darci's "treasures" in a photo a little ways down!
Of course back at home, we began unpackaging some new arrivals!
We hit up Moda's sample spree to bring you all fabric early!! We have pre-cuts of great new Moda arrivals that will finish arriving into the shop this fall
and. . .
Ruby by Bonnie & Camille ($9.50/charm pack)
We've also got some fat quarter bundles of the above lines as well!! We can't wait to get sewing some new projects up from these great fall lines.
In the mix of all of this we've been re-doing the shop for the state hop.
Once our sector decided upon doing a cooking-type theme Darci decided to run with it and began looking for an old cook stove to use in her display piece. A guy from a near-by town had offered her this stove back when she first opened, and would gladly let her use it over the course of the hop.
Unfortunately we don't have a good picture of what this looked like before it was brought into the shop, but I can tell you that it was quite rusty on both sides, and on the top. After a little T.L.C yesterday Handyman Owen got it looking like brand new.
Well maybe not brand new--but as cosmetically close to it as he could get.
It will grace your presence upon your arrival into the shop and will continue to be surrounded by our Southwest Section cookbook recipe quilts. It is also graced by one of our "Wisconsin treasures" that now sets upon the shelf. (Look for the bright orange creamer & sugar)