Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things about mom and Auntie's day yesterday.

1) Mom and Auntie spent the day quilt shop hopping. (PlusOne, Mr. Karate and Pepere went skiing.)

2) Mom and Auntie visited four quilt shops.

3) The first one was okay, more of a teaching shop. The second one was nice but not great.

4) The third place was called Short Arm Cafe. It is in Tilton, NH. And it was a BALL! If you are ever in the area, you MUST go there. And EAT!

5) This is Bill. He's the cook. He made a "mulligitani" (??) chicken soup that Auntie said was to die for. (And we all know how great a cook Auntie is, so if she says someone else cooks well, you know they do!) He also made mom a ham and Swiss wrap that mom woofed down in no time flat. Mom said if the cafe was near her work she would be in trouble. Bill is also a musician and a photographer.

6) This is Steven. He runs the quilting side of the cafe. He is very funny. Mom and Auntie showed him their quilts and blogs and basically talked his ear off. (Imagine that.)

7) This is one of the cute bags that's for sale at the Short Arm Cafe. They had others, different sizes, shapes and colors. They were all very cool.

8) This is some of the artwork in the cafe. It is also an Internet cafe. It was just a fabulous place to be. Mom said she would be a regular if it was closer to her.

9) This is some of the fabric at the cafe. Mom and Auntie did a lot of squeeing. (I know, hard to believe, huh?)

10) This was mom's Christmas gift to Auntie. A day of quilt shop hopping.

11) Auntie drove.

12) Auntie paid for lunch.

13) Auntie bought all the fabric, and gave mom some. Check out mom's haul. (the last two rows, hee hee)

I think mom made out like a bandit, don't you?

Tomorrow I will tell you about the fourth quilt shop, PlusOne's ski adventure, and yes, Lucky did shift positions and nearly fell off the sofa. Mom caught her. Great save, mom!


Puglette said...

that shop sounds like so much fun! i love to go to shops that have a variety of great things to look at...and a yummy lunch to boot! what a great sister day!

Pearl said...

What a FUN day! I love running around with friends doing crafty stuff!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yes I do! I think we have the red with the bamboo around here! HA! I wonder if it smells like you now that you have some too?

Anonymous said...

Oh wow what a neat shop!
Sounds like a fun trip your mom and Auntie had!

Hahaha poor Lucky!

Daisy said...

Isn't it awesome to find a great new shop or restaurant? And both combined, you are lucky!

castle diva said...

Sounds like your Mom and Auntie had a fabulous day. That last shop sounds amazing. Our servant would also be a regular if she lived close by.

We're glad your Mom caught Lucky in time. Our woman doesn't have such quick reflexes and sometimes Cinza falls off the condo whilst wriggling around in ecstasy (she LOVES to be brushed and gets carried away!).

Ms. P

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh!
what a wonderful day and quilt shop! you two are so wonderful! i love seeing your adventures!
i am looking forward to seeing plusone ski!
m & e

Sandra y Coco said...

mom would love that shop. She recently got a sewing machine and will learn how to use it once we are settled in the new house. Oh, there's an award for you on my blog!

Eduardo said...

OMD! Thats some great fabric! Your mom got alot! Sounds like they had a great day!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

WOW!! That looks like a pawsome shop!! Everything in one :)
I think the girls did well ,heehee
Purrs Mickey