Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Shop Hop 2013

November Shop Hop

We had a great time last Saturday. Shop Hopper's were Deb, Cathy, Linda and Rhonda.
We headed to Gettysburg for a stop at Needle and Thread. A Civil war reproduction shop with a side business making reenactment clothes. It was a very interesting shop.
Next stop was Marion's Fabric of Greencastle. Not as exciting as I remember but they did have some nice Christmas fabric and fabric panels and patterns.
On to the first shop hop in Hagerstown, we pass a sign that says “Shady Grove Fabrics”. Yes, we have to go back and check it out. What a find! It is run by a “German Baptist” woman, dressed much like a Mennonite. The small shop was brightly lit and full of nice fabric. There were lots of panels and Christmas fabric. They also had a shopping cart full of fabric at $2.50 and $3.00. We did a lot of damage in that shop. Surely will visit this shop again.
Now to the first shop hop shop – Traditions at the White Swan in Hagerstown. Demos, food, finished products for sale. The quilt pattern designed for the “hop” was a Dresden plate pattern. It was gorgeous. They did a demo and had a template that will make it so easy.
They also had a large selection of wools and patterns for quilts and penny rugs. The wool quilt was awesome. They were very personable and the shop was full.
It’s about 2 pm and we are getting hungry. Looking for a place to eat, Mexican it is. Consulted “SADIE” (Cathy’s GPS) and she pointed us to a great Mexican restaurant. We knew it had to be good since it was crowded at 2 in the afternoon. Excellent meal.
Last stop was in Mt. Airy Maryland, Patches. Nice fabric, wide variety. Cathy found University of Maryland fabric. Their shop hop quilt was a maple leaf pattern. We have the pattern for that one too.

We were home by 7:30 pm. It was a great day

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