Saturday, March 29, 2014

Road Trip!

Today was our long awaited fabric acquisition road trip...Cathy, Karen, Christine and I set off early this morning for Guelph and Elmira.
Christine was our driver with tea in hand!

Cathy is not a morning person and needs lots of coffee to get her going.

 Our first stop was Greenwood Quiltery in Guelph.

This wonderful shop has a whole room full of knitting yarn and this made Cathy very happy!  She even brought her knitting needles along so that she could knit with her new yarn in the car. She is making herself some socks.

Greenwood Quiltery also has lots and lots of great fabric!  We fanned out and went searching for what tickled our fancy.
Here are my fabrics, and some basting pins that I have wanted for quite a while.

Christine purchased some fabric for a wedding gift. Cathy also bought some border fabric for a UFO she plans on finishing soon. Karen and I with our purchases...

By that time, we were getting hungry!  Lucky for us, there is a wonderful little café called With the Grain just across the road from Greenwood Quiltery. We had to wait a bit for a table, but it was worth the delay.

They bake their own bread, scones and desserts. We all had sandwiches on fresh baked bread and I even bought a loaf of flax bread to bring home!

My sandwich--olive hummus and a cup of Moroccan soup.

Cathy chose egg salad...

Karen had grilled cheese...

And Christine had Chicken salad..

I will definitely go back to this little café again!

After lunch, we all purchased some baked goods to share with our families at home...

Everyone will need extra exercise this week to wear these off!

Next, we did a side trip to see a model train layout where my husband is a member of a club that had an open house today.

Soon, we were on the road again and on our way to Quilter's Nine Patch near Elmira.

Karen and Christine both found what they were looking for at this store.  Karen needed some civil war fabrics she needed to finish off a quilt for her bed. Christine was looking for some border fabric for her 9 patch mystery quilt. Success!

Here are my purchases...

 My favourite fabric is the bicycle fabric!

All this shopping makes a quilter hungry and thirsty (again). We stopped in at the Crossroads restaurant for tea and pie. (Sorry no pictures, but the pie was excellent!) 

We arrived home in time for dinner after a quick stop at Len's Mills store in Woodstock where Christine was able to find some background fabric for a wedding gift quilt.

It was a great day!  We will need to do this again sometime!


  1. Wow! Looks like a lot of fun! I should venture west and check these stores out!

  2. Looks like great fun...Makes me want to jump on a plane and visit!!

  3. What a great day you had! You made me hungry talking about With the Grain... I love that place!