Saturday, November 3, 2012

Mystery Ride

Today was our quilt guild's mystery ride. We have it twice a year, spring and fall. They rent a bus and we all meet quite early. We left around 9am for parts unknown! It's rather funny to see us all looking out the windows and trying to figure out where we're going to end up. It's always such a fun day.

Our first stop was at Quilter's Stash in North Attleboro, MA. It was a really nice quilt shop featuring a huge selection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics as well as many other collections. They had a room in the back with fabric marked down that had some great deals. They had some great samples with accompanying patterns. They had a vast amount of batiks. They were just gorgeous! I bought a few fabrics for a wall hanging I hope to make.

We also visited a store next door, Right at Home Scrapbooking.  The organizer of our trip, Mary, always arranges for a Make and Take project. Today's project came from the scrapbooking store. We were to make 2 cards that show our love of quilting! I saved mine to make at home.

We grabbed lunch and ended up at Ryco's in Lincoln, Rhode Island. I had never heard of it. It looked like an old mill from the outside. This store was just amazing! We went inside and found there was a room for us to eat our lunch. On the way to our room, we saw tons of fabric displayed. There was a huge selection of fabric, notions and all sorts of trims. It was unbelievable.

These pictures don't do justice to the enormity of this store/warehouse! It was a quilter's dream! I bought fabric and a notion. I think it was bit overwhelming but I do always manage to find something to buy! I spent most of my time walking around the store and just trying to take it all in!

We got back to Tewksbury around 5pm. I think we were all rather tired. I came home and rested for a bit. I can never understand why bus trips make us tired. It's a nice tired. We got to be with friends and shop for our favorite activity. What else could we want??



24 comments:

  1. That sounds like a really fun day out :-)
    Xx

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    1. Lots of fun! I'm already looking forward to the next one!

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  3. What a neat thing to do! I'm glad you had such a fun day. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! It was a lot of fun. So glad you visited my blog!

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  4. Sounds like a super day; those stores looked very tempting...so much input can be tiring--but, in a nice way! Happy you had fun....our power came on @ 5 am--yay!!!! Julierose

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    1. So glad you finally have power! So happy for you! Fun day but I'm so tired! Going to bed early!

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  5. A fun day indeed - wish we have places like these to visit in my country. Thanks for sharing, Rosemary. :)

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    1. I wish you could join me! Too bad you don't live closer.

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  6. That is the best reason I can think of to belong to an actual quilt guild...a fun trip with other like-minded quilters. I have to depend on my bloggy friends for inspiration, but it would be great to be in a guild too.

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    1. Guilds are fun but also educational. I've learned so much from the various speakers as well as fellow guild members. I would never have visited those shops if I wasn't in the guild. Lots of quilt fun! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  7. A day spent with quilters is always guaranteed to be fun. Can't wait to see what you create from all that inspiration.

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    1. Wasn't it a fun day! All sorts of quilty fun!!

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  8. This sounds like an incredible day! Thanks for sharing with us. I wish we had a guild that did stuff like that around me.
    happy sewing!
    -k

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    1. It really was a fun day! We went to stores I would never visit on my own. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  9. Wow what a great day out, such fun not knowing where you will go. It adds to the excitment of the day.

    Cheers Pauline

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    1. We had a wonderful day full of all sorts of quilt fun!

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  10. My church has mystery days like this! It's always so much fun! I wish I had a guild around my area that I could join up with and do fun stuff like this!

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    1. If you lived closer, you could have come with us! It was really fun. Thanks for visiting!

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  11. What fun...fabric, friends and food...not necessarily in that order:0). Have a great week.

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    1. A totally fun quilt day! Thanks for the blog visit!

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  12. thanks for sharing! it's fun going along for the excitement. :)

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    1. Such a fun day! Too bad we all didn't live closer and could have gone together!

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